The man of the night has a first and last name: Keegan Murray. The Sacramento Kings wing played a meaningless contest from 47 points and 12 threes scored against the Utah Jazz by a shutdown Simone Fontecchio of only 7 points.
But who is Keegan Murray?
Murray played high school for Prairie High School in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. His senior year he averaged 20.3 points and 7.2 rebounds per game and was named Metro Player of the Year. After that, he spent a junior year at DME Academy in Daytona Beach, Florida, to gain more exposure.
He eventually decided to start playing college basketball for Iowa University and was drafted by the Sacramento Kings in 2022, with whom he finished his rookie year at an average of 12.2 points and 4.5 rebounds per contest, with 2.6 triples per game. This season’s numbers are slightly higher (15.5 and 5.7) however, triples made remained the same, 2.5 per shoelace. Yet tonight he was a standout with 12 bombs to his name.
To give you an idea of the figure, the record for triples in a single match is Klay Thompson’s, 14, and Steph Curry, the best shooter of all time, has never exceeded 13. For an average/medium player, Keegan Murray has really done something sensational.