Tom Izzo lauds performance from Iowa's Keegan Murray: 'He's a star'
Keegan Murray continues to make his case for B1G and National Player of the Year honors. The Iowa star was brilliant on Tuesday night, leading the Hawkeyes to an 86-60 victory over Michigan State.
Murray scored 28 points on 10-of-15 shooting from the floor. He also grabbed 5 rebounds and dished 2 assists in Iowa’s dominant performance on Tuesday night. Simply put, Michigan State had no answer.
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After the game, Spartans head coach Tom Izzo sang the praises of Murray, who is firmly in the mix to be the league’s Player of the Year.
“They’ve got a star. I mean, he is a star. Don’t kid yourself. We talked as a staff, you know, ‘Who is the best player in the league?’ and there’s four guys up for the Wooden Award in our league. (Murray) has got to be really high on that list,” Izzo said, per 247Sports. “After spending time watching him on film, seeing him in person, watching him warm up– seems like a hell of a kid. His dad was a hell of a guy. You got something special. Enjoy him.”
Murray is averaging 23.5 points, 8.1 rebounds, 2 blocks, 1.3 steals and 1.2 assists per game. He’s shown the ability to do everything on the floor and is a big reason why the Hawkeyes are playing some of their best basketball at the most important time.
Murray has scored at least 21 points in each of Iowa’s last 7 games. The Hawkeyes are 5-2 in that stretch.