Jamal Murray is a professional basketball player from Canada. He plays in the National Basketball Association for the Denver Nuggets. In 2023, he won the NBA Championship alongside the rest of the Denver team.

Player Profile and Personal Life

Jamal Murray was born on February 23, 1997, in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada. He is 193 cm tall and his weight was last listed at 98 kg. He is right-handed and is a point guard and a shooting guard.

Murray is of Syrian and Jamaican descent. His father was an athlete growing up and played track and field and basketball as well. Murray started playing basketball at a young age. His father coached him and put him through basketball drills when he was young.

Team 225 denver nuggets Denver Nuggets
Position Shooting Guard
Height / weight 1.93 m / 98 kg
Born 23 Feb 1997
Nationality Canada Canada
Playing Style Right Handed
Nickname Glitch
Team History
225 denver nuggets Denver 2016 - present

High School and College Career

He attended Grand River High School in Kitchener, Ontario. In 2015, he was named the BioSteel All-Canadian MVP.

After high school, he committed to play college basketball for the University of Kentucky and was there from 2015 to 2016. In 2017, he was named to the Third-team, All-American – AP.

Professional Career

Murray turned pro in 2016 and was selected in the first round of the 2016 NBA Draft, chosen by the Denver Nuggets.

It was on August 9, 2016, when he signed with the Nuggets, and on November 13, 2016, when he made his professional debut. By December 1, 2016, he was recognized as the Rookie of the Month in the Western Conference and the NBA All-Rookie Second Team at the end of the season.

In 2017, he was named to the NBA All-Rookie Second Team.

In February 2019, he experienced his career-high by accumulating 50 points without free throws during the match between the Nuggets and Cavaliers. During the 2019-2020 season, he became a free agent and signed an extension deal with the Nuggets.

He missed a few games in January following because of a sprain. He later recovered and was back to form. In February 2021, in a game with the Cleveland Cavaliers, he scored a career-high of 50 points. On April 12, 2021, he suffered a torn ACL on his left knee. He underwent surgery a few days later. He is on indefinite leave as of April 2022.

In 2023, he became an NBA Champion alongside the rest of the Nuggets team that won that year’s NBA Championship.

Career Highlights

  • 2023 - NBA champion
  • 2017 - NBA All-Rookie Second Team
  • 2016 - Third-team All-American – AP
  • 2016 - First-team All-SEC
  • 2016 - SEC All-Freshman Team
  • 2015 - BioSteel All-Canadian MVP

Medal record, Men’s basketball, Representing Canada

  • Silver - 2015 Pan American Games Toronto
  • Bronze - 2013 FIBA Americas U16 Championship Maldonado

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