Iowa forward Kris Murray, the twin brother of potential lottery pick Keegan Murray, is reportedly undecided on staying in the NBA draft or returning to school for a junior season, according to Kennington Lloyd Smith III of Hawk Central.
Murray declined an invitation to compete in the draft combine on May 18-20 in Chicago, Illinois. The decision to skip the event created speculation that Murray would return to the Hawkeyes but that isn’t necessarily the case, according to his father.
Kenyon Murray told Hawk Central that Kris is still in the draft process and would likely take all the way up until the June 1 deadline to make a decision on next season. Kris will continue to train each day with Keegan and participate in workouts.
Teams each year submit a list of the players they would like to see invited to the combine, typically those with the highest odds of getting drafted. Kris impressed during his training with Keegan and will likely earn workout invitations from teams, as a result.
Kris averaged 9.7 points, 4.3 rebounds and 1.1 assists on 38.7% shooting from 3-point range in 35 games as a sophomore. He is not currently projected to be drafted and hasn’t ruled out playing one more season in college to improve his positioning next year.
Of course, the next few weeks will determine if Kris will stay in the draft or return to Iowa next season. However, it may not be all that surprising to see him play one more year with the Hawkeyes.