1. Keegan Murray, Sacramento Kings
Keegan Murray has been the most impressive Summer League player the NBA has seen in years. Most people argue that he should not even be participating in the Summer League after starting seven playoff games as a rookie last season.
After kicking off the 2023 Summer League Kings campaign with a 29-point performance, Keegan Murray had an all-time Summer League game with 41 points. This 41-point outing is a top-five Summer League scoring performance of all time and the best in Sacramento Kings’ history.
To go along with his 41 points, Murray tacked on five rebounds and four blocks while shooting 11-20 from the field and 6-11 from deep.
Keegan Murray led the Kings to a 2-0 California Classic record but will end his Summer League campaign there. Murray will continue to travel with the Sacramento squad but will not play any more games for this Kings Summer League squad.
Kings Summer League head coach Luke Loucks had high praise for Murray following his 41-point performance (via @SacramentoKings | Twitter):
"” I can’t speak highly enough of Keegan [Murray]. Just for him to show up with a good attitude and lead this group for a couple of games speaks volume and speaks to his character.”"
The 6’8″ forward is looking to have a breakout sophomore season for Sacramento, as the Kings hope for him to develop into a strong 3rd-option in the record-breaking Kings offense.