Yes, the people who are saying Keeg. Murray "needs more time" are failing to see what he would be asked to do in the NBA. He might come back because he wants to or because he wants to play with his brother another year or another reason, but it won't be because he's not a good leader or some other made up thing, His attractiveness to the NBA is that at this size he can guard multiple perimeter positions, and has a versatile skill set (can handle the ball, can shoot if feet are set and open, can take the ball to the basket, etc.) He's also a willing passer and a good teammate. Yes, he's struggling some scoring now but his game in the NBA wouldn't be as a huge scorer. He wouldn't be the first scoring option and wouldn't be tasked with posting up or defending post players all the time.Not going to slam this take as I don’t follow the NBA, but if Keegan remains a projected 1st round lottery pick, I don’t see how he stays. I agree he’s inconsistent at times, but the raw talent is there. I think he would receive better coaching and player development at the professional level than what he’s getting at Iowa. The big paycheck would in theory be there, but freak accidents/injuries happen. Strike while the irons hot and get paid in my opinion. Keegan seems to have the businesslike mentality to be successful in the NBA even if his overall basketball skill set aren’t there yet.
Hope this team can win enough games to get in the tournament and let's see what happens. Holding out hope that Iowa could catch a matchup break and get out of the first weekend in the tournament. Look forward to watching both Murrays as they continue their hoops career.