Iowa's Kris Murray makes decision on NBA Draft Combine
Iowa forward Kris Murray has decided to not attend the NBA Draft Combine, and stay in the draft as he is still gaining interest from NBA teams. The news was reported on by Mike Hlas of the Cedar Rapids Gazette.
Murray averaged 9.7 points, 4.3 rebounds, and 1.1 assists this season for Iowa. He also had a 47.9% field goal percentage, and made 64.5% of his free throws. Murray can still come back to Iowa if he changes his mind, with the NBA draft deadline being on June 1.
Here’s what Murray’s dad, Kenyon Murray, had to say about his son’s decision:
“Kris will continue to get feedback from NBA teams though he’s not participating in the combine,” said his father, Kenyon Murray, on Wednesday morning. “He’ll wait until the league’s June 1 deadline to stay in the draft or come back to Iowa.”
While Kris may not be participating, his brother and Iowa’s leading scorer, Keegan Murray (23.5 ppg) will be. You can watch Keegan participate in that on ESPN starting on May 16.
If Kris changes his mind, there could a return to Iowa in the cards for him.