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Jamal Murray wins ESPY Comeback Player of the Year

The former Cat brings home some more NBA hardware.

Sports: THE ESPYS Red Carpet Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

The Kentucky Wildcats brought home their first victory of the GLOBL JAM tour Wednesday as they defeated Team Germany in what was an exciting matchup.

One former Cat also had an exciting day, as Denver Nuggets guard Jamal Murray was announced as the winner of the 2023 ESPY Comeback Player of the Year.

“I want to give a big shoutout to my teammates for helping me get my confidence back,” said Murray as he accepted his award this evening.

Murray, who played his first full season after suffering a torn ACL, helped lead the Nuggets to an NBA championship this season alongside Nikola Jokić.

On the season, he averaged 20 PPG while shooting 45.4% from the field, including a 39.8% clip from three. He also added four rebounds per game and 6.2 assists.

The Nuggets seem to be a force to be reckoned with in the NBA for years to come with Murray helping lead the charge. Here’s to many more accolades in the superstar guard’s future.