Harper Hempel: Jamal Murray, Volleyball Career & Net Worth

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Harper Hempel is a professional social media marketing manager, photographer, and former volleyball player. She is famous for being the girlfriend of renowned NBA player Jamal Murray.

The Kentucky native was one of the star players during her high school and college years.

With her exceptional skills, Hempel was named three-time All-State by the Kentucky Volleyball Coaches Association. She also won district MVP honors and Team Leadership Award in 2011.

Harper Hempel, Girlfriend Of Jamal Murray
Harper Hempel, Ex-Girlfriend Of Jamal Murray (Source: Twitter)

Also, she was voted as the team captain of her school team by her teammates three times and bagged the 2011 Team Leadership Award.

As of 2024, she is reported to have a net worth of around $1 million.

Moreover, before getting into details about Jamal Murray’s famous ex-girlfriend, let’s look into some quick facts about her.

Quick Facts

Full Name Harper Hempel
Birth Date August 31, 1997
Birth Place Union, Kentucky
Nick Name Not Available
Religion Not Available
Nationality American
Ethnicity White
Education Ryle High School, University of Kentucky
Horoscope Not Available
Father’s Name Richard Hempel
Mother’s Name Colleen Hempel
Siblings Conner Hempel
Age 26 Years Old
Height 5’8″/1.72 m/172 cm
Weight 59 Kg/130 lb.
Hair Color Blonde
Eye Color Grey
Build Athletic
Profession Freelance Social Media Manager, Photographer
Current Residence Atlanta
Shoe Size Not Available
Sexual Orientation Straight
Marital Status Unmarried
Ex-Boyfriend Jamal Murray
Kids None
Net Worth $1 million
Social Media Instagram
Last Update May 2024

Early Life, Family & Education

The ex-girlfriend of the famous NBA star Jamal Murray, Harper Hempel, was born in the year 1997 to her parents, Richard Hempel and Colleen Hempel, in Union, Kentucky.

Her father, Richard Hempel, is reportedly a co-founder of eCoach, a platform that allows people eager in sports to have access to learn from expert coaches.

Harper also has a brother named Hempel Conner Hempel, with whom she grew up. Conner attended Harvard University, representing the college football team and playing as a Quarterback.

Harper Hempel with her family
The Hempel Family (Source: Instagram)

Harper was active in sports throughout her high school and college. She attended Ryle High School, located in Union, Kentucky, where she was a part of the school volleyball team.

The Kentucky native continued her passion for volleyball in college and attended the University of Kentucky, where she met the Canadian professional basketball player Jamal Murray.

Moreover, Hempel graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing and Digital Media.

Age, Height, And Body Measurements

The former volleyball athlete was born on August 31st, 1997. She is 26years old as of [current year].

Hempel stands at an impressive height of 5 feet 8 inches (1.72 meters) and weighs around 59 kg (130 pounds). With regular exercise and diet plans, the social media marketing manager maintains her physique. 

Harper Striking A Mirror Selfie
Harper Striking A Mirror Selfie (Source: Instagram)

Her look is complemented by blonde hair and a grey pair of eyes.

The American citizen belongs to the white ethnicity. However, her religion is still unknown at the moment.

Career And Profession

High School Career

Harper was a starter for her high school volleyball team for four years. During her high school volleyball career, the Kentucky Volleyball Coaches Association (KVCA) named Hempel to the All-State for three-time. 

Likewise, she won the district MVP honors during her senior season and was also voted as the team captain by her teammates three times.

She also earned the Team Leadership Award 2011 for her exceptional leadership qualities.

Moreover, Hempel won the Raider Award, given to the student with top performance on and off-court for two straight years.

College Career

Harper represented the team Wildcats of the University of Kentucky. She joined the team as a defensive specialist and setter.

During her sophomore season, Harper played in 13 matches and finished the season with a kill, an ace, 20 digs, and three assists.

She recorded the top 5 digs of the season while playing against Illinois and Wichita State.

Harper Digging The Ball
Harper Digging The Ball (Source: Instagram)

Similarly, Harper recorded the first kill of her career while playing against Wichita State, and while playing against Northern Illinois, she registered her first career ace.

During her junior year, Harper played in 17 matches and recorded a career-high of five assists while playing against Marquette University.

She became one of the six players with the 25-point rally score at Kentucky to have 45+ assists in Kentucky.

Additionally, she recorded a career-high of five digs while playing against the Golden Eagles and tallied an ace playing against Arkansas.

In her senior year, Harper appeared in 13 matches and recorded a match-winning ace against Louisiana State University.

Marketing Career

Hempel has always had an interest in marketing. She also graduated from college with a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing and Digital Media.

Harper is a social media community manager for Fact & Fiction. There she takes care of community management and social management services for famous companies like Voodoo Ranger and Halo Top Ice Cream.

Moreover, Hempel works as a social media marketing manager for All Social Jessie. She directs and carries out content calendars as an independent consultant for patrons’ social media platforms.

Photography Career

Besides working as a social media consultant, Harper has a photography business named Harper Hempel Photography.

The firm focuses on senior pictures, family portraits, couples shoots, kids, etc. She also specializes in fashion shots.

Moreover, her website states that she is available for shoots in Lexington and Northern Kentucky, Cincinnati.

Ex-Boyfriend, Jamal Murray

As we discussed earlier, Harper attended the University of Kentucky, where she met Jamal Murray, a freshman playing basketball.

Hempel is not a stranger to the basketball world. Her father, Rich Hempel, is a part of the basketball community, and she has grown up in a family which focuses on the NBA.

Thus, it makes sense that Hempel fell for someone who plays basketball.

Murray and Hempel started dating when Jamal was still on the college team, and Hempel was in her sophomore year.

Both of them were star players on their teams. Hence, it is apparent that they got attracted to each other.

Harper Hempel and Jamal Murray
Harper Hempel And Jamal Murray (Source: The Irish Sun)

After the Denver Nuggets drafted Murray in the 2016 Draft, he moved to Denver, leaving Kentucky, whereas Harper continued with her degree at the university.

Furthermore, the couple stayed in a relationship. Although Murray and Hempel were far away from each other, they reunited after Hempel completed her degree.

The couple had to continue spending their time apart as Murray left to play in the NBA playoffs.

Due to the NBA’s restrictions regarding the coronavirus pandemic, Jamal had to stay in his bubble to prevent being exposed to the virus.

However, Harper celebrated her 24th birthday without her then-boyfriend, Jamal Murray.

Hempel used to post pictures with Jamal frequently, but after an explicit video went viral, both became very private regarding their matters and stopped sharing their photos of one another on their accounts.

As of now, they do not share each other’s pictures and do not follow each other on their socials, so we can assume the pair have parted ways.

Video Scandal

An incident that happened on March 22nd, 2020, got a lot of negative attention towards the couple.

Reportedly, an explicit scene was uploaded through Jamal Murray’s Instagram. People assumed that the girl in the video clip was Harper Hempel.

Murray quickly deleted the video, but more than 480,000 followers from the NBA star’s Instagram saw the video. The clip created a lot of headlines all over the internet.

Murray claimed that someone hacked his Instagram; hence, that is how the story was uploaded.

The hacker posted four more random stories before posting the explicit clip, which kind of proves his Instagram was actually hacked.

Moreover, Murray apologized to his fans and informed everyone that somebody else had authority over his account for a moment and was working on the following issue.

Even after Murray deleted the clip from the story, the clip’s screen recording started circulating on Twitter.

Hence, Hempel went on to Twitter and pleaded with people to delete the video if they had it.

After the incident, Harper and Jamal both deactivated their accounts for a while. Because of the clip, both of their reputations got very messy in public.

Similarly, people also noticed that the couple didn’t even follow the regulations of the lockdown.

Social Media Break

Because of the unwanted attention attained due to the couple’s intimate clip, Hempel deactivated her account.

During that time, Hempel had more than ten thousand followers on her Instagram. We can very well contemplate that she didn’t want all the negative attention coming her way.

She faced the problem for a very long time, and currently, she is active on Instagram and has been posting frequently.

Moreover, after the incident, Harper switched her Twitter account to private. Later, Twitter suspended her account.

Net Worth

The former volleyball athlete has not revealed much information about herself. Thus, the information regarding her net worth also remains unknown.

We know that Harper graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing and Digital Media and works as a social media marketing manager.

In the United States, the national average salary for a social media marketing manager post comes to around $65k per year. 

Harper Hempel in Paris
Harper Hempel In Paris (Source: Instagram)

Likewise, from her photography business, she is estimated to earn around $40k per year.

According to some online sources, she is estimated to have a net worth of around $1 million.

Net Worth of Harper Hempel in Different Currencies

Here is the Hempel net worth in different currencies, including the cryptocurrency BitCoin. 

Currency Net Worth
Euro 916,540
Pound Sterling £807,100
Australian Dollar A$1,405,116
Canadian Dollar C$1,340,275
Indian Rupee ₹81,517,500
BitCoin ฿43.18

Interesting Facts About Harper Hempel

  1. Harper Hempel loves collecting shoes. Before deactivating her account after the incident, her Instagram feed contained various pictures of her shoe collection.
  2. Moving on, Hempel loves to travel, and her Instagram feed is full of pictures from her travel. 

Harper Hempel | Social Media Presence

The former Volleyball athlete is very active on her social media. She uses Instagram to keep her fans and well-wishers updated about her life.

She is available on Instagram under the handle @herperhempel.

Instagram: 65.5k Followers


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Frequently Asked Questions

Did Harper Hempel and Jamal Murray Break up?

Jamal Murray and Harper Hempel both do not have any pictures of each other on their social media and do not follow each other. So, we can assume that they are not together. However, the couple has not officially announced anything regarding their relationship.

Which College did Harper Attend?

Harper attended the University of Kentucky and finished her high school degree.

Are Harper Hempel and Kawhi Leonard related?

No, Harper and Kawhi are not related to each other.

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