Keegan Murray is ready to embark on his rookie season in the NBA with the Sacramento Kings.

The Kings have been in a down state over the past decade-and-a-half, having not made the playoffs since the 2005-06 season. They took Murray with the No. 4 overall pick in the NBA Draft, with the hopes that he can be one of the missing pieces that gets them back to the postseason.

Monday marked the beginning of training camp around the league, with Murray meeting the media and discussing the reception he’s received back home since being drafted.

“It’s been cool. I have been back to Iowa once since I’ve been drafted and I’ve seen people with Sacramento Kings stuff on and that’s never happened in the state of Iowa…I’m grateful,” he said, according to the Sacramento Bee’s Cameron Salerno.

The Cedar Rapids, Iowa native made his hometown proud as a member of the Hawkeyes, and now the entire state will be cheering him on as he begins his professional career.