Hawk Items — Son of former Hawkeye Kenyon Murray (1993-96), who ranks third in Iowa career steals with 200… twin brother, Kris, is also a freshman on the 2020-21 roster.
2020-21 Honors — All-Big Ten Freshman Team honoree. 2020-21 — Played in all 31 games, including four starts… one of only five players nationally — and only bench player — to amass 200+ points, 35+ blocks, 25+ steals, and 15+ 3-pointers… scored in double figures seven times… his 39 blocks tie for fourth most by a freshman in program history… led team in blocks 12 times and steals five times… team’s leading scorer (7.8) and rebounder (5.5) off the bench in conference play… totaled 13 points, seven rebounds, four blocks, three assists, and a steal in win over Grand Canyon, becoming the first Hawkeye ever to stuff the stat sheet with those numbers in an NCAA Tournament contest… second on the team in total steals (26) and ranked 11th in the Big Ten in blocked shots per game (1.26)… rejected a personal-best three shots in five games, including win over Wisconsin in the Big Ten Tournament… amassed 13 points (5-6 FG’s, 3-4 FT’s), six rebounds, and three blocks in home win over #25 Wisconsin… two key offensive rebounds in final 2:16 in home victory over Badgers, including an and-1 three-point play (2:16) and two free throws with 21 seconds remaining… shot 50 percent or better from the field four of the last five regular season contests, including at #4 Ohio State (4-of-8, .500)… controlled a game and personal-best 12 rebounds off the bench in road win at #21 Wisconsin… started his first collegiate game at Illinois (Jan. 29) replacing the injured CJ Fredrick; netted eight points and grabbed a team-best eight rebounds… posted game-high +30 plus/minus in win at Maryland; third highest of any Hawkeye in 2020-21 (Patrick McCaffery +39 and Fredrick +33 vs. Northern Illinois)… posted personal bests in points (14) and rebounds (9) in win at #14 Rutgers; sank two free clutch free throws with 16 seconds left to give Iowa a 76-75 lead… letterwinner.
High School — After graduating from Prairie High School in 2019, spent a post-graduate year at DME Sports Academy in Daytona Beach, Florida… National Prep School Invitational Most Outstanding Player… averaged 20.5 points, 7.3 rebounds, 3.1 assists, 1.8 blocks, and 1.3 steals per game as a senior… postseason honors following his senior year at Prairie HS: Metro Player of the Year; first-team all-state by Prep Hoops IA and IBCA; unanimous first-team all-conference and first-team all-metro; Eastern Iowa All-Area Team; All-Sub State District 5… established a new Prairie High School record in career free throw percentage (.876)… two-time team captain (2018, 2019)… High Honor Roll student all four years of high school… three-year letterwinner in golf.
Personal — Born 8/19/00… pre-business major… parents are Kenyon and Michelle Murray… has three siblings, Kris (identical twin), Mckenna, and Demetrius Harper… high school coach was Jeremy Rickertson… DME Academy Coach was Wesam Al-Sous… AAU coach was Tanner Carlson.
Points: 14 at Rutgers, 1/2/21
Rebounds: 12 at Wisconsin, 2/18/21
FGM: 6, 2x, last vs. Grand Canyon, 3/20/21
FGA: 11 vs. Grand Canyon, 3/20/21
3-pt FG: 2, 3x, last at Michigan State, 2/13/21
3-pt FGA: 6 vs. N.C. Central, 11/25/20
FTM: 5, 2x, last at Indiana, 2/3/21
FTA: 5, 3x, last at Wisconsin, 2/18/21
Assists: 3 vs. Grand Canyon, 3/20/21
Steals: 3, 2x, last at Rutgers, 1/2/21
Blocks: 4 vs. Grand Canyon, 3/20/21
Minutes: 27 vs. Rutgers, 2/10/21