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Murray, Fournier Named Toyota Canada Players of the Week

TORONTO, Ontario (April 16, 2024) - Jamal Murray and Toby Fournier have been named the Toyota Canada Players of the Week for April 15-19.

The NBA Playoffs are set to begin this weekend, and the Denver Nuggets await either the New Orleans Pelicans or the Los Angeles Lakers in the first round. The Nuggets finished second in the Western Conference this season, with a healthy Jamal Murray helping the team finish strong. The Nuggets went 3-1 over the past week, where the Kitchener native averaged 26 points, four rebounds, and five assists. He shot 55 percent from the field, including 47 percent from three on 8.5 three-point attempts per game.

In the annual NIKE Hoop Summit event, Team World faced Team USA with some of the best future college commits. Leading Team World for Canada were Toby Fournier, Delaney Gibb, Avery Howell, and Syla Swords, along with SWNT assistant coach Carly Clarke at the helm. Although Team World lost 83-80 to Team USA, Toby Fournier scored 11 points in another strong performance at the Summit. Fournier is set to make her college debut with Duke University next season, a team that most recently made it to the Sweet 16 of the March Madness NCAA Tournament this year.