Kris Murray Named NABC, USBWA All-District

IOWA CITY, Iowa – University of Iowa men’s basketball junior Kris Murray is one of five players voted to the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) All-District 7 First Team and United States Basketball Writers Association’s (USBWA) All-District VI squad on Tuesday. The all-district honors are voted on by NCAA Division I coaches and USBWA’s national membership.

Murray, who is a semifinalist for the Wooden, Oscar Robertson and Lute Olson national player of the year awards and a finalist for the Karl Malone Award, was last week recognized as a third team All-American by Sporting News and a first-team All-Big Ten honoree.

Murray is averaging a team-best 20.4 points and 7.9 rebounds per outing. He is the only Division I player to average 20+ points, 7.5+ rebounds, one block, and have made 60+ 3-pointers this season.

The Cedar Rapids, Iowa, native has scored 30+ points four times this season, 25+ points nine times, and 20+ points 15 times.

Murray and the Hawkeyes (19-13) return to action on Thursday in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. The game will be televised nationally on TNT and broadcast on the Hawkeye Radio Network.

• Sporting News Third Team All-America
• Associated Press Third Team All-America
• All-Big Ten First Team honoree (unanimous by media)
• Associated Press All-Big Ten First Team selection
• John R. Wooden Award National Ballot (Semifinalist)
• Naismith Player of the Year Trophy Semifinalist
• Lute Olson National Player of the Year Finalist
• Karl Malone Power Forward of the Year Finalist
• NABC First Team All-District 7
• USBWA All-District VI
• Naismith Midseason All-America Team
• Emerald Coast Classic All-Tournament Team
• ESPN National Player of the Week (Dec. 5)
• Big Ten Co-Player of the Week (Dec. 5)