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… enters his junior season having scored 20+ points twice.
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.
Points: 4 vs. Nebraska, 3/4/21
Rebounds: 7 vs. Northern Illinois, 12/13/20
FGM: 2 vs. Nebraska, 3/4/21
FGA: 2, 2x, last vs. Nebraska, 3/4/21
3-pt FG: – – –
3-pt FGA: – – –
FTM: 1 vs. N.C. Central, 11/25/20
FTA: 2, 2x, last at Michigan State, 2/13/21
Assists: – – –
Steals: – – –
Blocks: – – –
Minutes: 4 vs. Northern Illinois, 12/13/21