University of Iowa Athletics

#20 Kris Murray

Height 6-8
Weight 220 lbs.
Class Freshman
Hometown Cedar Rapids, Iowa
High School Prairie/DME Sports Academy (FL)
Kris Murray - Men's Basketball - University of Iowa Athletics

Hawk Items — Twin of Keegan, who played two seasons at Iowa (2021-22) and was a consensus first-team All-American as a sophomore… son of former Hawkeye Kenyon Murray (1993-96), who named Kris as a tribute to former teammate Chris Street, who died in an auto accident midway through his junior season in 1993… concluded his junior season having scored 20+ points 17 times… seven career double-doubles… netted double figures 43 times… No. 25 at DME Academy was retired in the summer of 2022.

2022-23 Honors – Consensus Third Team All-America… Sporting News Third Team All-America… Associated Press Third Team All-America… USBWA 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). 2022-23 – Started 29 games… missed four games due to lower body injury… only Division I player to average 20+ points, 7+ rebounds, 1+ block and make 65+ 3-pointers in 2023… ranked first on the team in points (20.2), rebounds (7.9) and blocks (1.2) per game and total 3-pointers made (66)… his 20.2 scoring average ranked 21st nationally… averaged 21 points in 19 conference games played… first Hawkeye in 45 years to total 30+ points and 20+ rebounds in a game (31 points & 20 rebounds vs. Georgia Tech)… only NBA, WNBA, or Division I men’s or women’s player in the last 20 years to total 30+ points, 20+ rebounds, 4+ assists, 4+ 3-pointers, and 2+ blocks (vs. Georgia Tech)… netted double figures in 27 games, including reaching 20+ points a team-best 15 times… amassed six double-doubles… made 4+ 3-pointers five times… sank multiple 3-pointers in 20-of-29 games played… tallied a career-best 32 points at Penn State… played all 45 minutes in overtime win over Michigan… attempted a free throw in all but three games… rejected multiple shots in 11 contests… letterwinner.

2021-22 Honors — Co-Winner of the team’s Most Improved Player Award. 2021-22 — Competed in 35 games, including one start… posted single season bests in every statistical category… improved his scoring average by +9.1 points per game and rebounding average by 3.7 per outing… Iowa’s leading scorer (9.7 ppg) and rebounder (4.3 rpg) off the bench, which ranked fourth and third overall, respectively… his 31 blocks ties for Glen Worley (2002) for eighth most by a Hawkeye sophomore… his 43 3-point field goals are ninth most by a Hawkeye sophomore… also ranked second on the squad in 3-point accuracy (.387, 43-of-11), blocked shots per game (0.9) and field goals made (124), third in offensive (1.6) and defensive (2.7) rebounds, fourth in field goals attempted (259) and steals (0.8)… ranked 11th in the Big Ten in blocks per game (0.9)… scored in double figures 16 times, including a stretch of 6-of-8 Big Ten games (Feb. 13-March 6)… posted lone double-double in home victory over Indiana, posting personal bests in scoring (29), rebounds (11), field goals made (12) and attempted (18), steals (3), blocks (3), and minutes played (29)… amassed 23 points, bolstered by sinking all nine free throw attempts, versus #9 Purdue… made at least one 3-pointer in a team-best 17 consecutive games (Jan. 22-March 13)… recorded multiple steals in 10 games and multiple blocks in nine contests… letterwinner.

2020-21 — Saw limited action in 13 contests… scored a season-best four points in a season-high 10 minutes of action in victory over Nebraska… played in first career Big Ten game at Maryland, scoring two points… recorded two points, two rebounds, and a block in six minutes versus N.C. Central in collegiate debut… letterwinner.

High School — After graduating from Prairie High School in 2019, spent a post-graduate year at DME Sports Academy in Daytona Beach, Florida… competed in the national tournament while at DME Academy… averaged 19.5 points, 6.4 rebounds, 2.1 assists, 2.5 blocks, and 1.1 steals per game as a senior… postseason honors following his senior year at Prairie HS: second-team all-state by Prep Hoops IA and IBCA; unanimous first-team all-league; first-team all-metro; Eastern Iowa All-Area Team; All-Sub State District 5… unanimous first-team all-conference and all-metro as a junior… two-time team captain (2018, 2019)… Honor Roll student all four years of high school… three-year letterwinner in golf.

Personal — Born 8/19/00… Sport and Recreation Management major… parents are Kenyon and Michelle Murray… has three siblings, Keegan (identical twin), Mckenna, and Demetrius Harper… high school coach was Jeremy Rickertson… DME Academy Coach was Wesam Al-Sous… AAU coach was Tanner Carlson.

Career Bests

Points: 32 at Penn State, 1/1/23
Rebounds: 20 vs. Georgia Tech, 11/29/22
FGM: 13 vs. Omaha, 11/21/22
FGA: 27 at Minnesota, 2/12/23
3-pt FG: 5 at Indiana, 2/28/23
3-pt FGA: 13, 2x, last vs. Nebraska, 3/5/23
FTM: 9 vs. Purdue, 1/27/22
FTA: 11 vs. Michigan State, 2/25/28
Assists: 5 vs. Ohio State, 3/9/23
Steals: 3, 3x, last vs. Michigan State, 2/25/23
Blocks: 3, 4x, last vs. Rutgers, 1/29/23
Minutes: 45 vs. Michigan, 1/12/23

Kris Murray Picked 23rd By Portland Trail Blazers
Kris Murray Voted Consensus All-America
Iowa Drops NCAA First Round to Auburn, 83-75
Kris Murray Named AP, USBWA All-America
Kris Murray Named NABC, USBWA All-District
Hawkeyes Fall to Ohio State in Big Ten Tournament
Kris Murray Named Karl Malone Finalist
Hawkeyes Fall to Nebraska, 81-77
Iowa Blows Past No. 15 Indiana, 90-68, in Bloomington
Iowa Downs Michigan State, 112-106, in Overtime
Hawkeyes Fall at Wisconsin
Iowa Loses at Northwestern
Hawkeyes Fly Past Ohio State, 92-75
Iowa Downs Minnesota, 68-56
Hawkeyes Fall at No. 1 Purdue
Iowa Beats Illinois, 81-79
Iowa Beats Northwestern, 86-70
Iowa Handles Rutgers, 93-82
Iowa Falls, 63-61, at Michigan State
Hawkeyes Fall at Ohio State
Hawkeyes Topple Terrapins, 81-67
Hawkeyes Overcome Michigan, 93-84, in Overtime
Hawkeyes Win, 76-65, at Rutgers
Iowa Storms Back to Upset No. 15 Indiana, 91-89
Hawkeyes Fall at Penn State, 83-79
Hawkeyes Fall at Nebraska, 66-50
Hawkeyes Fall to EIU, 92-83
Hawkeyes Defeat SEMO, 106-75
Iowa Falls to Wisconsin in Overtime, 78-75
Hawkeyes Torch Iowa State, 75-56, for McCaffrey’s 500th Career Win
Iowa Falls to Duke, 74-62
Hawkeyes Swat Yellow Jackets, 81-65
Iowa Falls to TCU, 79-66
Hawkeyes Down Clemson, 74-71
Hawkeyes Trounce Omaha, 100-64
Iowa Wins Gavitt Games, 83-67, at Seton Hall