2016 guard Jamal Murray excels while staying close to home — Cuse Clicks

Before he could even walk Jamal Murray had a basketball in his hands. His father Roger used to spend hours playing pickup games at a local gym in Kitchener and would often bring his newborn son along and give him a ball to play with while he watched from the sidelines. As Jamal got older the trips to the gym continued – Roger started taking a mini hoop to the court so he could practice shooting while his dad played. From an early age, Roger says, it was obvious his son had a passion for the game. “We used to watch NBA games back in the day and he knew all the players and all their numbers,” Roger Murray said in a recent interview. “I think at four [years old] he knew all the guys that played in the NBA.”

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Wes Cheng

About Wes Cheng

Wes has worked for Rivals.com covering the New York Knicks, as well as for Scout.com covering Syracuse athletics. Wes has also worked for the South China Morning Post (Hong Kong) and reported on the NBA and MLB for the New York Sportscene. A native of Long Island, New York, Wes graduated from Syracuse University in 2005. Follow him on Twitter @ChengWes.
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