IOWA CITY, Iowa – Kenyon Murray was the guest on Wednesday’s episode of the Hawkeye Fanatic radio show and podcast, and he spoke for nearly 30 minutes about his twin sons’ preparation for the 2022 NBA draft.
Kenyon Murray confirmed that his son Kris Murray, a 6-foot-8 forward, has declined an invitation from the NBA combine, but it doesn’t necessarily mean that Kris will return to Iowa for his junior season.
Kenyon Murray said Kris still is exploring his draft options and would most likely wait until the June 1 deadline to announce whether he will return to Iowa or stay in the draft.
Kenyon Murray said Kris Murray has performed exceptionally well in workouts for NBA teams this spring, and that his stock is rising.
One NBA mock draft has Kris Murray ranked as the 37th best player in the two-round draft.
Kenyon Murray downplayed the signifcance that name, image and likeness would have on Kris Murray’s decision to return to Iowa.
“It’s just not a big factor,” Kenyon said.
As for Kris’ twin brother Keegan Murray, the biggest question about his draft status is how high will he be selected in the first round. At least one mock draft has the 6-8 Keegan Murray being selected by the Detroit Pistons with the third pick overall.
A consensus first-team All-American this past season, Keegan Murray is considered a lock to be a lottery pick in the draft.