Iowa’s Kris Murray voted Preseason All-Big Ten
ROSEMOUNT, Ill. — University of Iowa men’s basketball junior forward Kris Murray has been named to the 2022-23 Big Ten Preseason All-Big Ten Team. The announcement was made Thursday by the Big Ten Conference.
It marks the fourth straight season that one or more Hawkeyes have been selected to the preseason list, as voted upon by a selected panel of media. Joe Wieskamp was selected in 2019 and 2020, Luka Garza was tabbed the Big Ten Preseason Player of the Year in 2020, while Kris’ twin brother Keegan Murray was recognized in 2021.
Kris Murray was Iowa’s leading scorer (9.7) and rebounder (4.3) off the bench last season. He improved his scoring average by 9.1 points and rebounding average by 3.7 per outing. The native of Cedar Rapids was second on the team in 3-point percentage (.397), blocks per game (0.9) and field goals made (124), third in offensive (1.6) and defensive (2.7) rebounds per contest, and fourth in steals (0.8) per game. His 31 blocks and 43 triples rank seventh and eighth, respectively, by a Hawkeye sophomore.
Indiana junior forward Trayce Jackson-Davis has been named the 2022-23 Big Ten Preseason Player of the Year. A second-team all-Big Ten honoree in 2021-22, Jackson-Davis was also named to the 2022 Big Ten Men’s Basketball All-Tournament Team.
The media also selected an 11-member Preseason All-Big Ten Team, with 10 conference programs represented. Jackson-Davis, Michigan junior center Hunter Dickinson and Purdue junior center Zach Edey were unanimous selections.
Illinois senior guard Terrence Shannon Jr., Michigan State senior froward Malik Hall, Minnesota junior forward Jamison Battle, Penn State senior guard Jalen Pickett, Rutgers junior center Clifford Omoruyi, Wisconsin sophomore guard Chucky Hepburn and senior forward Tyler Wahl, as well as Murray, also earned preseason honors.