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Report: Magic host Keegan Murray for pre-draft workout

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Iowa sophomore Keegan Murray, a projected top-six pick, will reportedly work out with the Orlando Magic on Thursday, according to Khobi Price of the Orlando Sentinel.

Of course, the Magic were rewarded with the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft last month and are expected to be active in meeting with the top prospects. Magic president Jeff Weltman said the team would be thorough in determining which prospect best suits their long-term future with Murray among those in the conversation.

Orlando is expected to ramp up its workouts in the coming weeks with those players projected to be selected early on draft night. They have mainly hosted group workouts with potential second-round targets to this point as their session with Murray is their first known meeting with one of the top prospects.

Murray was named an All-American after averaging 23.5 points, 8.7 rebounds, 1.9 blocks, 1.5 assists and 1.3 steals on 39.8% shooting from 3-point range. He was the top scorer in the country (822) and helped Iowa to the Big Ten title, earning MVP honors.

The 6-foot-8 forward proved to be more than just a scorer, though. He was the only player last season to record at least 800 points, 300 rebounds, 60 blocked shots and 50 assists. He also led all Division I players with a 37.8 PER.

Murray is viewed as perhaps the most complete player near the top of the draft and projects to have a smooth transition to the next level. He may not ultimately land in Orlando, but the All-American figures to be a good addition to a team on draft night.

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