Keegan Murray is a professional basketball player with the Sacramento Kings of the National Basketball Association(NBA). Murray was born in the United States on August 19, 2000. During the 2022 NBA draft, he was the fourth player taken overall. In a game that they won 77–75, Murray had a freshman season best of 14 points, nine rebounds, three steals, and three blocks. The game was on January 2, 2021. Rutgers was the opponent. During an 86–69 victory against North Carolina Central on November 16, 2021, Murray had a stat line that included 27 points, 21 rebounds, and four blocks. It was the first time since Bruce King in 1977 that an Iowa player had a game with 20 points and 20 rebounds.
As a Sophomore, Murray got recognition as a member of the First Team All-Big Ten. Subsequently, he was the recipient of the Karl Malone Award. It is given to the best power forward in the country. On March 29, 2022, Murray announced that he would forego the remainder of his NCAA eligibility and enter the 2022 NBA draft instead. Murray was chosen by the Sacramento Kings in the first round of the NBA draft in 2022. He was then given the fourth overall selection.
In Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Murray participated in high school basketball for Prairie High School. He was selected the Metro Player of the Year. Since he finished his senior year with a scoring average of 20.3 points and 7.2 rebounds per game. In order to broaden his horizons and get further experience, Murray attended DME Academy in Daytona Beach, Florida, for his postgraduate year. At the National Prep School Invitational, he was named the tournament’s most outstanding player. He recorded an average of 22.1 points and 7.5 rebounds per game. He is considered a three-star prospect. And he has pledged his allegiance to play collegiate basketball for Iowa.
Both his height and weight are impressive, coming in at 6 feet 8 inches and 225 pounds, respectively. He was born and grew up in Cedar Rapids of Iowa. Kenyon, Murray’s father, participated in collegiate basketball for the Iowa Hawkeyes. In addition, he has an identical brother. In high school and college, he played on the same teams as his identical twin brother, Kris.