Could Sacramento Take Another Murray In Tonight’s NBA Draft?
In the uncertainty that is tonight's NBA Draft, one thing is for sure. Another member of the Murray family will hear his name called during tonight's first round. It isn't a question of if with Kris Murray, only a question of when?
Last year, Iowa's Keegan Murray became the highest NBA Draft pick in the history of Hawkeye basketball, going 4th overall to the Sacramento Kings. What followed was a very solid rookie season that saw Keegan set the NBA rookie record for three-point shots made, and helped lead the Kings back to the NBA Playoffs.
Rivals report that while Kris is no doubt a first-round pick in tonight's draft, he won't go nearly high as his twin brother did in 2022. He is a year older than Keegan was when he entered the NBA, and he isn't quite the athlete that Keegan is. However, many NBA teams covet older college players who can step right in and play vital roles on the team. So where do all the mock drafts see Kris Murray headed? Several are predicting a brotherly reunion!
Rivals report that several mock drafts from sources including ESPN, Sporting News, Yahoo, and USA Today, have the Sacramento Kings taking Kris Murray with the 24th pick in tonight's first round of the NBA Draft. Most of the mocks have Kris going as high as 19th all the way to the end of the first round. But all it takes is one team to show enough interest and move up and grab Murray before his name is off the draft board.
Tonight's NBA Draft can be seen on ESPN and ABC. We can't wait to hear Kris Murray's name called!