The 2022 NBA Draft is set to take place on Thursday, June 23rd. Following the results of the NBA Draft Lottery, we now have a full picture of this year’s order of picks. There are plenty of quality prospects in this year’s NBA Draft class. Among the players that are expected to be lottery picks this year is forward Keegan Murray out of Iowa. The following is a complete Keegan Murray draft profile including stats, highlights and an NBA Mock Draft projection.
Keegan Murray NBA Draft Profile, Stats, Highlights and Projection
Team: Iowa Hawkeyes
2021-22 Keegan Murray Stats | Iowa Hawkeyes
Keegan Murray Draft Profile
Keegan Murray had a stellar two-year career at Iowa that saw him grow and improve in many ways. As a defender, he is extremely versatile and has the ability to match up with both wing players on the perimeter and bigs down low. Murray’s size might even allow teams to play him as a small-ball center. He has an incredible feel for the game, great instincts and a superb basketball IQ. While these attributes certainly help him on the defensive end, they also help Murray to be a crisp and efficient scorer. He is capable of creating and knocking down shots from anywhere on the floor. He may not be the fastest player, but his intangibles help him to get past defenders on his way to the basket and find creative ways to finish at the rim.
Murray was able to consistently make up for his lack of pure athleticism in college. That will be much more difficult to do at the NBA level. Given that he wasn’t even a ranked recruit coming out of high school, Murray also lacks much experience playing against top-tier competition. Making the transition to the professional ranks could lead to some real growing pains. Offensively, Murray will need to improve as a scorer inside, particularly when facing opposing teams with a lot of length in the frontcourt. As an outside shooter, he also has plenty of room for improvement.
Keegan Murray Highlights
Keegan Murray Draft Projection
All 2022 NBA Draft projections are taken from the latest Yahoo! Sports NBA Mock Draft by Krysten Peek.
Keegan Murray is currently projected to be drafted by the Indiana Pacers at No. 6 overall.