Iowa’s Keegan Murray hasn’t thought a lot about what he’ll spend his first NBA paycheck on when it hits the bank account. So, when he was asked what he’ll put the money toward, it was a pretty simple answer.

“Probably find a place to live,” Murray respond. “Get some groceries.”

Those are pretty logical answers, even if it isn’t the kind of glitz-and-glam response that others might provide.

Murray recently declared for the 2022 NBA Draft after a special 2021-22 campaign with the Hawkeyes. He was an All-B1G and All-American selection and was the winner of the Karl Malone Award, presented to the top power forward in college basketball.

Because of Murray’s size and shooting ability, he has a bright future in the NBA. He is projected to be a Top 10 pick in this year’s draft, along with fellow B1G stars Jaden Ivey (Purdue) and Johnny Davis (Wisconsin).

Murray ended the year as Iowa’s top scorer and rebounder, averaging 23.5 points and 8.7 boards per contest. He also set the B1G Tournament single-season record for points in a tournament with 103.