Jamal Murray is one of the elite scorers in the league, playing for the Denver Nuggets. Murray’s journey to the NBA was quite incredible, as he was an exceptional talent going into college. As a young teenager, Murray played with high school and college players. He played for Kentucky in his college days, playing only one season following which he was drafted by the Nuggets.
Murray was drafted as the seventh overall pick in the 2016 NBA draft. His game has only improved throughout the years, as the 26-year-old led his team in the 2019 and the 2020 postseason alongside Nikola Jokic.
Though Jamal was injured during the 2020-21 regular season, diagnosed with a torn ACL. His return to the court took a while but was definitely as expected. Murray continues to perform as great as he does, being the best scorer behind Jokic on the Nuggets.
Off the court, Murray has been in a serious and happy relationship with his girlfriend, Harper Hempel. Though pretty discreet, the couple has been active on social media for not a long while.
What does Jamal Murray’s girlfriend Harper Hempel do?
Born on August 31st, 1997 in Union, Kentucky, Harper was born to parents Richard and Colleen Hempel. Harper grew up in her hometown Union and attended Ryle High School. Growing up, she was fully indulged in volleyball as Harper played for her high school team as well. Moreover, Harper won various awards for her performance and was named All-State by the Kentucky Volleyball Coaches Association.
In her college days, she represented the Wildcats team at the University of Kentucky. Following her decorated career in college, Harper graduated from college with a bachelor’s degree in Marketing and Digital Media. She went on to pursue her career in the digital media field as well as photography. Harper has a well-experienced portfolio, working as a marketing manager.
Following her graduation from Kentucky, Harper worked as a freelance social media marketing manager. She had also worked as an intern at the Kentucky Innovation Network. In 2019, Harper joined Fact and Fiction, a marketing company, where she still works. As of now, Hempel is working as an Influencer and Ambassador Marketing Manager for the company, while still being active in photography.
In 2014, Harper started her freelance photography business namely, Harper Hempel Photography. To this day Hempel still continues to follow her passion while working a full-time job. Being the girlfriend of an NBA star, Harper is someone who has made a name for herself through her work and passion.