Fran McCaffery shares change he wants to see from Kris Murray in 2022-23 season
With Keegan Murray now in the NBA, twin brother Kris Murray is expected to take on a bigger role for Iowa basketball in 2022-23.
At Tuesday’s Big Ten Media Days, Hawkeyes coach Fran McCaffery noted a change he wants to see from Murray this season. McCaffery wants Murray to focus on being more aggressive with the ball.
Kris Murray is a willing passer, definitely one of his strengths. But Fran McCaffery wants to see him be more aggressive in scoring off the dribble.
“I’d rather him average 20 a game than lead us in assists, if we can arrange that.”
— Chad Leistikow (@ChadLeistikow) October 11, 2022
Murray enters his junior season having scored 20 points or more just twice in his career. After logging just 41 minutes over 13 appearances as a freshman in 2020-21, Murray saw his role greatly increase in 2021-22. As a sophomore, Murray established himself as Iowa’s top scorer off the bench with 9.7 points per game, highlighted by a career-high 29 points against Indiana on Jan. 13, 2022.
Murray and the Hawkeyes open exhibition play on Halloween against Truman State.