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If Kris Murray sounds familiar, it’s because he’s the twin brother of Sacramento Kings forward Keegan Murray. Understandably, Kris is the same size as his brother Keegan, standing at roughly 6’8” with a 6’11” wingspan, and after the departure of his brother from Iowa, the took on far greater responsibilities with the team and made a big leap in production as a result.
Murray averaged 20.2 points, 7.9 rebounds, 2 assists, and 1 steal per game this past season, taking the reigns as Iowa’s primary scoring option on offense while also often being tasked with defending some of the opposing team’s best players.
Kris isn’t quite the three-point shooter that Keegan is currently, but his touch around the rim and improved free-throw shooting indicate that he could improve over time, particularly if his new team aims to take some of the offensive load off his shoulders. Murray doesn’t have the upside of some other players that will likely be selected in his range, but for any team that’s looking for more wing depth along with a respectable dose of shooting and defense, Murray could fill that need at a good value.