It’s been a weird year. The start of Hawkeye basketball is imminent amidst a delayed football season. We’ll continue our postponed countdown over the next 24 hours. Next up: Keegan Murray.
Forward, 6’8”, 215 lbs
Freshman, Cedar Rapids, IA (Prairie/DME Academy)
After a good senior season for Cedar Rapids Prairie in which he averaged 21 points and 7 rebounds, Keegan and his twin brother, Kris, still didn’t stand where they would have liked from a college standpoint. They headed to DME Academy in Daytona Beach, FL to heighten the profile of their games.
Not only did their games heighten but the boys did as well, growing from 6’5” to 6’8”. Iowa offered quickly, well ahead of any high major program, in their post-graduate year and the twins quickly accepted.
Keegan is the stronger shooter, with a 40% shooting percentage from behind the arc. With the stronger offensive skillset, Keegan may be able to find a path if he’s able to provide some stretchiness as a wing forward.
Whether he sees the court or not this season does not project what Keegan may be able to do in the black and gold. With so many returning players on Iowa’s roster, not needing to contribute is a safe spot to be as a freshman. Any time he does see the floor also does not preclude him from having a five-year college career, as the upcoming season is “free” for any winter student-athlete.