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Keegan Murray 

Post#1 » by EvanZ » Sun Jan 3, 2021 6:10 pm

We need a thread about this dude. He's an older Freshman coming off the bench, but productive as all hell and has size. Has a twin brother that isn't playing as much.

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Post#2 » by TheSuzerain » Mon Jan 4, 2021 5:20 pm

Hilarious that Iowa is starting the coach's son (3ppg in 22 minutes) over this guy.
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Post#3 » by The-Power » Wed Nov 24, 2021 10:12 pm

I think it's time to bump his thread. He's been a monster so far, on both ends of the floor!



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Post#4 » by EvanZ » Thu Nov 25, 2021 4:19 pm

I’m always a year early lol


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Post#5 » by The-Power » Sat Nov 27, 2021 1:49 pm

He continues his crazy start to the season. So versatile, so under control and sneaky athletic in space.

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Post#6 » by 916fan » Mon Nov 29, 2021 5:40 am

He's a lock for top 10, and will likely end up in the top 5 if he keeps up this performance. I think a lot of people penciled him in as a 3&D player last year, but he's already surpassed that now. His athletic burst and ball skills are legit.

The only thing I wonder is if he's a 3/4 at the next level. I know forward positions are a bit washed now, but he's not really a PF, but he can protect the rim like one.
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Post#7 » by God Squad » Mon Nov 29, 2021 12:35 pm

EvanZ wrote:We need a thread about this dude. He's an older Freshman coming off the bench, but productive as all hell and has size. Has a twin brother that isn't playing as much.

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You know you can make your point about a prospect without plugging your bunk twitter account like you have insider information.

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Post#8 » by God Squad » Mon Nov 29, 2021 12:36 pm

Yeah, The Raptors board have been talking about him. He's going to rise for sure, especially since he's been so consistent scoring the ball at his size.
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Post#9 » by EvanZ » Mon Nov 29, 2021 5:47 pm

God Squad wrote:
EvanZ wrote:We need a thread about this dude. He's an older Freshman coming off the bench, but productive as all hell and has size. Has a twin brother that isn't playing as much.

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You know you can make your point about a prospect without plugging your bunk twitter account like you have insider information.

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Whoa that's a lot of heat for a post from January. :lol: Good luck with that anger!
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Post#10 » by Ruzious » Tue Nov 30, 2021 9:36 pm

Looking at his stats, I had to do a double-take, and he's probably going to get better at making 3's. Only 7 games, but a 49.7 PER is absurd. He looks a little bigger than the 6'8 215 he's listed at, but he's already 21, so probably no more growing.
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Post#11 » by Hal14 » Tue Nov 30, 2021 10:47 pm

916fan wrote:He's a lock for top 10, and will likely end up in the top 5 if he keeps up this performance. I think a lot of people penciled him in as a 3&D player last year, but he's already surpassed that now. His athletic burst and ball skills are legit.

The only thing I wonder is if he's a 3/4 at the next level. I know forward positions are a bit washed now, but he's not really a PF, but he can protect the rim like one.

I feel like he's kind of slow (both in the open court and in making short quick movements, especially laterally in 1/2 court). IMO definitely too slow to play anything other than the 4 or the 5 in the NBA. Obviously too small to play the 5.

So I think he has to play the 4. Good enough rim protection to play the 4 as well.

I currently have him no. 14 on my big board.

So I'm pretty high on him. But not as high as others - definitely not as high as you saying "he's a lock for top 10, and will likely end up in the top 5 if he keeps up this performance" because:

-Kind of an older dude, as he'll be 21 on draft night and 22 when he plays his 1st NBA game which limits upside
-Kind of slow moving overall. Like for example I am seeing Trayce Jackson-Davis on film look clearly quicker/faster than Murray - and Jackson-Davis is more of a center
-Not getting too carried away with the big numbers he's put up so far because of the weak competition. Only legit opponent. he's played so far is Virginia and Murray looked good in that game but seemed more like a good role player than a star - he was probably the only guy in that Iowa/Virginia game who will ever play in the NBA - I would have expected him to really stand out and dominate more
-Murray's defense has been suspect. Sure, he has provided some good rim protection but other than that his D (in terms of defending in space, locking up his man, helping off ball outside of the paint) has been meh from what I've seen
-Decent but not great athleticism
-Decent but not great outside shooter
-Decent but not great passer
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Post#12 » by babyjax13 » Wed Dec 1, 2021 2:07 am

Reminds me a bit of Paul Millsap on offense. Not sure he will be quite the same level of defender.
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Post#13 » by delfam » Wed Dec 1, 2021 3:53 am

Short video from his game yesterday. He has a slow first step on offense and bad foot speed on defense. He's clearly a PF at the next level.

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Post#14 » by EvanZ » Wed Dec 1, 2021 9:48 pm

babyjax13 wrote:Reminds me a bit of Paul Millsap on offense. Not sure he will be quite the same level of defender.


I've been struggling to think of good comps for Keegan, but I kind of like Millsap as an archetype comp. Keegan is definitely a straight 4 imo.

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