Jamal’s freshman season at the University of Kentucky became one of the most prolific individual seasons in program history. This week, he begins his rookie year with the Denver Nuggets.
“I think my mental side [makes me different]. I do a lot of meditation and a lot of breathing and thinking and seeing things slow as they happen fast. I kind of just know what is going to happen before it happens and I have to try to prepare for it. My mental side is my strongest side. It’s my best muscle and my best shot – so I try to use that to my advantage.” –Jamal Murray
“This young man seems very poised, very professional, very mature and very much ready for the situation … He said his mental state is his strongest muscle, and I think that’s something people don’t really think about a whole lot.” – Mark King, adidas Group North American President
“It’s constantly being alert and not taking breaks off, especially as a rookie. I’m just making sure I’m always working and keeping my work ethic up.” – Jamal Murray
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