Finishes well in and around the lane (post up)
Shoots it well from the 3pt line (39.8 season)
Switchable defender on the perimeter and interior
Has good hands and footwork
Has good size and length
Decent shot blocking instincts
Struggles when he tries to create for himself off the dribble
Gambles too much on the defensive end leading to fouls
Struggles to finish when someone is physical with him
While he can defend the perimeter his lateral quickness is questionable
Keegan is a dual-threat from both the post area and the 3pt line; he has solid footwork and can score over either shoulder while also possessing the ability to step out and knock down a 3pt shot. He is also switchable as a defender utilizing a combination of size, strength, and length. He needs to improve his handle as he struggles to create for himself and continue to get stronger as he struggles to finish with contact.
The Wooden Award All American Team (2022)
Karl Malone (Best PF) Award (2022)
Consensus All-American First Team (2022)
AP All-American First Team (2022)
All-Big Ten First Team (2022)
Big Ten Tournament Most Outstanding Player (2022)
Big Ten All-Tournament Team (2022)
All-Big Ten Freshman Team (2021)
At Ohio State – Columbus, OH – 2/19/2022
Was active on the interior, picking up two offensive rebound putbacks, as well as attacking the rim off the dribble, finishing through contact. He also showed good feel as he made timely cuts to get open on the back side of the defense, one play that stands out to me that proves this is a “V cut” at the right elbow, getting his defender to bite leading to a lob dunk on the backside. He shot the ball well from the 3pt line going 2-5 both were of the catch and shoot variety. While he did have two offensive rebounds, he only had five total for the game, which I would have liked to see more energy from the standpoint.
Volume Shooting Analytics:
Murray has data that is valuable enough to evaluate his potential as a volume shooter. This data suggests that Murray absolutely has the potential the shoot efficiently at a high volume of three point attempts. He ranks in 5th among all eligible shooters in this class.
This data was created by AJ Wahl by ploting each game of a player's most recent season. The x-axis represents the amount of threes taken per minute, in order to normalize for minutes played. The y-axis is simply the player's three point percentage in that particular game. The line represents the trend between a player's three point volume, and their success. A upward slope means that a player gains efficiency as they shoot more often, and a downward slope means that a player loses efficiency the more shots they take. Note that 0.2 3PA/36 is roughly 7 3s, and 0.3 translates to 11 3s. Only players with an R^2 value above .04 were analyzed, to ensure that each player has at least some correlation between their attempts and their frequency.
Defensive Versatility Analytics:
Murray is an unusual prospect, but ranks in the 64th percentile of wing defensive versatility. He is specifically strong as a guard defender, and defending in switches. He is only average guarding bigs, which is unexpected with his positional size.
This data was hand-tracked by AJ Wahl and Bryon Cook. Every single defensive possesion of each player's season was analyzed. This dataset includes all possessions when the defender is guarding on-ball, in man-to-man, and against a player not within their position group who shoots the ball, is fouled, or commits a turnover. The percentile listed above is a players standing compared to their postion group calculated by compliling and weighing various different metrics derrived from the hand-tracked data. This data only measures a portion of a player's impact, but it is clear that the ability to defend out of one's position group is a vital skill to contributing to winning basketball at the professional level.