EMERSON JAY MURRAY'S

Through out Emerson’s career he has had the opportunity of playing against the likes of iCorrey Joseph, Kevin Pangos, and Anthony Bennett, as well as play alongside Tristan Thompson, Kelly Olynyk, and Brady Heslip. This game was just a stepping stone in the direction he took as he chose University of California, Berkeley. At Berkeley, he was able to play alongside Allen Crabbe (Portland Trailblazers) as well as Jorge Gutierrez (Brooklyn Nets). While playing in the Pac12 Cal he played many games against future NBA stars including Derrick Williams, Terrence Ross, Isiah Thomas, Klay Thompson, Jarred Cunningham and Dwayne Dedmon.

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Not forgetting the vigourous non-conference schedule of playing against Kawhai Leonard, and Boston College’s Reggie Jackson. In 2011, with the University of California, Emerson played in the NIT Tournament where he reached the elite 8, and a year later played in the NCAA Tournament. Emerson later transferred to Seattle University, where he was a team captain for two years and led the team in assists in his final year. He helped his team reach a post-season birth for the first time in over 40 years where they played in the CBI tournament and made the final four. With all these experiences and achievements under Emerson’s belt, it was a natural decision to pursue a career in the field of athletic development. He is a certified trainer through ISSA and has had the privilege of working under several mentors of NBA trainers and mentors in the athlete development community. Not only does Emerson love helping athletes, he has found another way of connecting with athletes because he understands the struggle and has been engulfed in athletics for the last 24 years.

Emerson grew up in Surrey, British Columbia. Growing up in an athletic family, he was heavily influenced to harness and develop his own talent. Through his early years, he marveled at the athleticism displayed to him through his own family as well as in the NBA. Within Surrey, Emerson struggled to find a mentor, and as he got older his natural skills started to manifest into opportunities. As Emerson started to reach high school, there was already a certain buzz around his name. At a young age, he was honoured to play with some of the best athletes in the country. In his Grade 11 Year (2009) his team won the Provincial Championships, and Emerson started to gain recognition from this feat. He was then given the chance to play in the All Canada Classic Game, where he matched up with the likes of Correy Joseph, Kevin Pangos, and Anthony Bennett, as well as play alongside Tristan Thompson, Kelly Olynyk, and Brady Heslip. This game was just a stepping stone in the direction he took as he chose University of California, Berkeley. At Berkeley, he was able to play alongside Allen Crabbe (Portland Trailblazers) as well as Jorge Gutierrez (Brooklyn Nets). While playing in the Pac12 Cal he played many games against future NBA stars including Derrick Williams, Terrence Ross, Isiah Thomas, Klay Thompson, Jarred Cunningham and Dwayne Dedmon. Not forgetting the vigourous non-conference schedule of playing against Kawhai Leonard, and Boston College’s Reggie Jackson. In 2011, with the University of California, Emerson played in the NIT Tournament where he reached the elite 8, and a year later played in the NCAA Tournament. Emerson later transferred to Seattle University, where he was a team captain for two years and led the team in assists in his final year. He helped his team reach a post-season birth for the first time in over 40 years where they played in the CBI tournament and made the final four. After college, Emerson earned a contract to play in the country of Georgia in the capital city Tbilisi. He gained valuable knowledge of the professional game and led the Georgian team in assists. He then was signed to play in the Iranian Super league for their playoffs. He shot 47 percent from the 3-Point line and helped the team place third in the playoffs. With all these experiences and achievements under Emerson’s belt, it was a natural decision to pursue a career in the field of athletic development. He is a certified trainer through ISSA and has had the privilege of working under several mentors in the athlete development community. Not only does Emerson love helping athletes, he has found another way of connecting with others through modelling. He particularly enjoys this for the fact he is able to work alongside of, and network with, individuals he may otherwise not interact with on a daily basis.