Jamal Murray

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Date of Birth February 23, 1997
Place of Birth Kitchener, Canada
Age 24 years old
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Jamal Murray

Jamal Murray is a Canadian professional basketball player for the Denver Nuggets of the National Basketball Association. He played one season of college basketball for the Kentucky Wildcats before being drafted by the Nuggets with the seventh overall pick in the 2016 NBA draft.

Born: February 23, 1997, Kitchener, Ontario
Nationality: Canadian
Listed height: 6 ft 4 in
Listed weight: 215 lb
High school: Grand River (Kitchener, Ontario), Orangeville Prep (Orangeville, Ontario)
College: Kentucky (2015–2016)
Position: Point guard / Shooting guard
League: NBA
NBA draft: 2016 / Round: 1 / Pick: 7, Denver Nuggets
Team: Denver Nuggets
Number: 27
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About Jamal Murray

Guard who was selected 7th overall in the 2016 NBA Draft by the Denver Nuggets. He earned SEC All-Freshman team and Third-team AP All-American honors in his lone season as a Kentucky Wildcat.

Before Fame

He was playing in a basketball league for ten-year-olds when was just six. He played high school ball at Orangeville Prep where his father served as an assistant coach.


He was named the Nike Hoop Summit MVP in 2015 after scoring a game-high 30 points.

Family Life

He and his younger brother Lamar were born to Sylvia and Roger Murray. His father was born in Jamaica and grew up running track and field and playing basketball.


He tied Terrence Jones for the University of Kentucky record for most points in a game by a freshman at 35.

Information related to Jamal Murray

  • National Basketball Association players from Canada
  • Black Canadian basketball players
  • Denver Nuggets draft picks
  • Basketball players at the 2015 Pan American Games
  • Sportspeople from Kitchener, Ontario
  • Basketball people from Ontario
  • Canadian expatriate basketball people in the United States
  • Kentucky Wildcats men's basketball players
  • Canadian men's basketball players
  • Denver Nuggets players
  • Pan American Games silver medalists for Canada
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Latest information about Jamal Murray updated on February 27, 2021.

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