Despite being older than most of the projected lottery pick players, Keegan Murray might be one of the first players of this year’s draft to reach an All-Star game. The power forward from the University of Iowa put up impressive numbers this season as a sophomore, scoring 23.5 PPG and averaging 8.7 RPG.
Murray has already proven to be a skilled defender and is more than adept at guarding all positions on the court. Offensively he has shown that he has the skills to get to the basket but his transition game is what really stands out to NBA scouts and teams.
Many are expecting a team that needs a power forward that can play multiple positions will select Murray in the draft. The draft is already looking very power forward heavy, but many see a team such as the Magic, Rockets, and Pistons selecting Murray if the chance falls or if players are selected before him. With the Pistons, pairing him up with Cunningham could create a new dynamic duo in Detroit and hopefully could improve their roster from the previous season.