Former Iowa standout Keegan Murray has earned his first NBA accolade lower than a month after being drafted by Sacramento with the No. 4 total choose.
The 6-foot-8 swingman has been named the MVP of the 2022 NBA Summer season League after posting averages of 23.3 factors, 7.3 rebounds, two assists, and 1.3 steals per recreation in 4 video games on the Las Vegas Summer season League.
Murray was additionally an environment friendly shooter, making 50 % of his subject aim makes an attempt and capturing 40 % on 8.8 three-point makes an attempt a recreation.
Final season at Iowa, Murray ranked fourth within the nation with 23.6 factors per recreation, the very best amongst high-major gamers. The Iowa native additionally averaged 8.7 rebounds and 1.9 blocks per recreation whereas capturing 55.4 % from the sector and 39.8 % from three-point vary in his closing season with the Hawkeyes.
Murray was chosen to the All-Summer season League First Workforce together with Quentin Grimes of the New York Knicks, Cam Thomas of the Brooklyn Nets, Tari Eason of the Houston Rockets, and Sandro Mamukelashvili of the Milwaukee Bucks.
The 2022 Consensus All-American will now concentrate on contributing to a Kings squad led by De’Aaron Fox and Domantas Sabonis after a powerful exhibiting in Las Vegas. Murray, who has proved himself to be a flexible scorer and defender, will look to finish Sacramento’s 16-year playoff drought this season.