Keegan Murray impresses in NBA Summer League debut
Keegan Murray’s professional basketball career started off with a bang.
Murray suited up for the Sacramento Kings in Saturday night’s California Classic Summer League contest against the Golden State Warriors. The former Iowa standout reminded everyone why he was a top-5 NBA Draft pick. Murray scored 26 points and grabbed 8 rebounds.
Keegan Murray is BALLING!
🔥 26 PTS (10/13 FGM)
🔥 8 REB
🔥 4/5 3PM
— NBA (@NBA) July 3, 2022
Kings associate head coach Jordi Fernandez shared high praise of Murray. Fernandez thinks Saturday’s debut is the start of a successful NBA career for Murray, who stood out Saturday night with his 3-point shooting.
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“Overall, I think the kid is very special.”
Kings associate head coach Jordi Fernandez reflects on Keegan Murray’s big debut at the California Classic 👑 pic.twitter.com/XzXm11nkQc
— Sacramento Kings (@SacramentoKings) July 3, 2022
Murray also signed his rookie contract with the Kings on Saturday.
“Keegan is an incredibly versatile, well-rounded player with a high basketball IQ,” General Manager Monte McNair said in a release. “He will be a tremendous asset to our team and we are excited to welcome him to the Kings family.”