Of course, any lingering doubt of Murray’s game has all but disappeared, thanks to a breakout sophomore season at Iowa, when the 6-foot-8 forward earned All-America honors, was up for nearly every award for national player of the year and almost singlehandedly led the Hawkeyes to the Big Ten Tournament championship, scoring a record 103 points in four tournament games.
It’s been quite a 12 months for Austin Reaves, who has gone from undrafted to receiving votes for the All-Rookie team. Reaves went from an undrafted free agent on a two-way contract to a historic triple-double in the season finale. His work in-between caught the attention of a small handful of All-Rookie team voters as Reaves earned a pair of votes for the All-Rookie Second Team released on Wednesday.
It’s probably less than 50-50 that the Pistons will get to decide between Sharpe and Ivy. It seems like one of those two will be in the thick of it to be taken by Sacramento at four, though the Kings have a penchant for unpredictability. Fully realized versions of Ivy and Sharpe would work spectacularly next to Cunningham given their athleticism.