Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Jamal Murray Officially Signs Rookie Contract with Denver Nuggets

The Denver Nuggets have officially signed three draft picks, including former Kentucky guard Jamal Murray.

The team also announced Tuesday that Murray will wear jersey #27.

Here a release from

DENVER, August 1, 2016 – The Denver Nuggets have signed guard Jamal Murray, forward Juancho Hernangomez and guard Malik Beasley to multi-year contracts, General Manager and Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations Tim Connelly announced today.

Murray, 6-4, 207, was selected by the Denver Nuggets with the 7th overall pick in the 2016 NBA Draft.

The 19-year-old appeared in five games (all starts) for the Nuggets at the 2016 Summer League in Las Vegas, averaging 19.6 points, 5.0 rebounds and 2.4 assists in 29.5 minutes per game. Among players that played at least five games, Murray ranked fourth in scoring while also tallying three straight games of 20+ points.

Murray played one season for the Kentucky Wildcats in 2015-16, appearing in 36 games and averaging 20.0 points, 5.2 rebounds and 2.2 assists while shooting 40.8% from three-point range.

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