Kris Murray

Updated on 3/22/23.  Written by Alan Lu.

Height: 6-8
Weight: 220
College: Iowa
Classification: Junior
Birthdate: 8/19/2000

2023 Top 100 Prospect Rank: 18
Projected Draft Range: Mid to Late 1st Round

Pros:

Solid scorer off the dribble
Decent shooter, especially from the mid-range
Can post up smaller players
Excels at scoring on off-ball motion plays
Adequate playmaker
Solid rebounder
Decent defender that can get steals and blocks
Solid athlete

Cons:

Streaky shooter
Lacks an elite first step off the dribble
Can display spotty shot selection
Can be too scoring focused on offense
Can be undisciplined defensively
Must get stronger

Summary:

Kris Murray is an athletic, high-motor combo forward that can score the basketball in a variety of ways.  He is a versatile scorer that can pass the basketball, and he also is a rangy defender that can make numerous plays to help his team on that end of the floor.  He was overshadowed by his twin brother and Kris Murray hasn’t gotten enough minutes over the years, but he is a talented prospect that is having a strong junior season, and he could end up being a mid first round pick in the 2023 draft.

Links:
RealGM Profile
NBADraft.Net Profile
Iowa Basketball Bio

Games Scouted:
1/6/22 Iowa vs. Wisconsin
1/27/22 Iowa vs. Purdue
2/19/22 Iowa vs. Ohio State
3/3/22 Iowa vs. Michigan
2/9/23 Iowa vs. Purdue
3/17/23 Iowa vs. Auburn

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