Kings’ Keegan Murray is on pace to break the rookie 3-point record

Sacramento Kings forward Keegan Murray has emerged as an excellent shooter this season and is on pace to set the NBA single-season mark by a rookie.

Murray is averaging 11.9 points, 4.6 rebounds and 1.1 assists on 41.5% shooting from 3-point range in 55 games this season. He is 16th in the league in 3-point percentage among players with at least 200 attempts and is first among all rookies.

The fourth pick has already set the franchise record for 3s in a season by a first-year player as his 137 are the most ever by a rookie at the All-Star break. He is now closing in on breaking Donovan Mitchell’s all-time record of 187 set during the 2017-18 season.

With 25 games remaining this season for the Kings, combined with his current average of 2.5 triples per game, Murray is on pace to surpass the 51 needed to break the record.

Murray drained a 3 in 32 straight games from Nov. 25-Jan. 30, which was tied for the third-longest streak by a rookie in history. He leads the rookie class in games with at least five made 3s (6), which is the most in team history.

He has looked to be as advertised as a top-five pick. He has emerged as a key player for the Kings and has helped the team to third in the Western Conference. He has the potential to become one of the best players from this draft class and a major franchise cornerstone in the future.

Setting the all-time 3-point record by a rookie would certainly be quite an accomplishment for Murray and yet another example of how productive the 22-year-old has been this season.

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Story originally appeared on Rookie Wire