Keegan Murray Bio: Contracts, Girlfriend & Net Worth

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The fourth overall pick for the Sacramento Kings of the NBA, Keegan Murray plays as a power forward. He was named the Western Conference Rookie of the Month for December 2022, becoming the eighth player in team history to garner the award.

He is having the best seasons so far.

Murray had season highs of 29 points while snagging 14 rebounds on January 20, 2023, Friday night against Oklahoma City Thunder for the team’s sixth consecutive win.

With this, he became the first Kings rookie with no less than 29 points and 14 rebounds in a game since 1991, when Lionel Simmons did it.

Young NBA Player Keegan
Young NBA Player Keegan Murray (Source: Instagram)

Even though many criticized Murray early in the season for his lack of focus on the defensive glass, it seems like he has stepped up in a big way.

Quick Facts

Full Name Keegan Mitchell Murray 
Known As Keegan Murray
Nickname Slim Duncan
Birthdate August 19, 2000
Age 22 Years Old
Birthplace  Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States
Current Residence Sacramento, California, United States
Father’s Name Kenyon Murray
Mother’s Name Michelle Murray
Siblings Kris (Identical Twin), Mckenna, and Demetrius Harper
Nationality American
Marital Status Unmarried
Girlfriend Carly Printy 
Children None
Built Athletic
Sexual Orientation Straight
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Black
Height 6 ft. 8 in/203 cm/2.03 m
Weight 225 lbs./102 kg
Ethnicity African American
Zodiac Sign Leo
Profession Professional Basketball Player
Education Prairie High School, DME Academy, University of Iowa
NBA Draft Sacramento Kings: 2022 / Round: 1 / Pick: 4th Overall
Awards & Achievements Summer League MVP (2022)

Consensus first-team All-American (2022)

Playing Career 2022-Present
Association Sacramento Kings (2022-Present)
Position Power Forward
Shirt Number 13
Salary $9.09 Million
Net Worth $1-$5 Million
Social Media Instagram
Merch  Rookie Card
Last Update February, 2023 

Early Life & Education

Early Life

The Kings’ power forward Keegan Murray was born on August 19, 2000, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States to his father Kenyon Murray, and mother Michelle Murray.

Keegan’s father Kenyon played basketball for the Iowa Hawkeyes.

Kenyon and Michelle an Anamosa native met in Cedar Rapids. After their marriage they moved to Ottumwa shortly after Kenyon was hired as a basketball assistant coach at Indian Hills Community College.

murray with his twin brother
Childhood Picture of Keegan And His Twin Brother Kris (Source: IOWA Magazine – University of Iowa Center for Advancement)

After Keegan and Kris were born in 2000, Michelle returned to Cedar Rapids with the boys in 2002. Kenyon stayed in Ottumwa till his contract at school expired and moved back to his family.

Moving on besides him and his parents Keegan also has three siblings in his family; Kris (identical twin), Mckenna, and Demetrius Harper.

He was a teammate with his twin brother Kris in high school and college.

Education

Keegan attended Prairie High School in Cedar Rapids and played for the school’s basketball team. He was named Metro Player of the Year as a high schooler.

To gain more exposure, Keegan spent his postgraduate year at DME Academy in Florida.

With amazing performance in high school, many scouts projected him to be a three-star recruit. He soon committed to playing college basketball for the University of Iowa.

Murray Brothers
Murray Brothers During Their Collegiate Days (Source: Instagram) 

As a sophomore Keegan won the Karl Malone Award and was named to the First Team All-Big Ten.

On March 2022, he declared his intention to forgo his remaining college eligibility and enter the 2022 NBA Draft.

Career

Keegan Murray was selected fourth overall in the first round of the 2022 NBA Draft by the Sacrament Kings.

On July 2, he made his summer league debut against the Warriors and was named NBA Summer League MVP.

Keegan Murray posing
Keegan Murray Posing For A Picture (Source: Instagram) 

The Slim Duncan made his regular season debut on October 22, 2022, in a 111-109 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers.

On January 20, 2023, Friday night he put up 29 points, and 14 rebounds, his season high in his team’s 118-113 home win against the Oklahoma City Thunder.

In the same game, Keegan made his 100th three-pointer of the season, tying him with the Maverick’s Luka Doncic as the NBA player who got to 100 3s the fastest.

Awards & Achievements

It has not been long since Kings Rookie Keegan Murray began playing professionally but he has already amassed a few notable awards.

Here are some of his honors and achievements.

  • Karl Malone Award (2022)
  • Summer League MVP (2022)
  • First-team All-Big Ten (2022)
  • Big Ten tournament MVP (2022)
  • Consensus first-team All-American (2022)
  • Big Ten All-Freshman Team (2021)

Net Worth & Contracts

Net Worth

The up-and-coming power forward is in his first professional season and has already impacted the league with his brilliant performance.

Along with his name and fame, he has earned a sizable income to lead a comfortable life.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Even though no sources have claimed his exact net worth, given his NBA contract it is safe to say that he is worth anywhere between $1 and $5 million as of 2023.

Besides, he also earns well from his sponsorships with different brands. In December 2022, Keegan was among 12 rookies who had signed a promotional deal with Adidas.

Neither of the parties has disclosed the actual finances but it’s presumably a seven-figure deal.

Contracts

On July 2, 2022, Keegan agreed on a four-year $36.37 million deal with the Sacrament Kings including an average annual salary of $9.09 million and the full amount guaranteed.

His base salary for this season is $8 million.

After the 20024-25 season Murray will become eligible for a rookie extension with will reportedly worth $215 million over five years.

Similarly, this deal with come with an average annual salary of $37.7 million so, Keegan’s payday is yet to come, and hopefully his net worth will be hugely affected by this new rookie extension.

Girlfriend & Social Media

On March 14, 2022, Carly Printy’s post on her Instagram handle broke the internet. It was an official revelation about Carly and Murray’s relationship.

Her Instagram post sure surprised Keegan’s fans but everyone was overwhelmed with joy seeing their star player with the lovely lady.

She posted the picture after the Kings’ power forward was named the Big Ten Champion. She congratulated him through her post.

Keegan and his girlfriend
Keegan With His Girlfriend Carly (Source: Instagram)

The 1.72 meters Printy is also a basketball player just like her significant other but she has not played professionally yet.

She is a redshirt freshman at her parent’s alma mater Truman State University and plays guard.

Before joining Truman, Printy attended Lin-Mar High School.

The pair has good relations with both their parents and can frequently be seen hanging out together.

Unknown Facts About Keegan Murray

  • Murray sustained an ankle injury on November 29, 2021, during a 75-74 win over the University of Virginia forcing him to miss a game.
  • Keegan’s brother plays for the Iowa Hawkeyes of the Big Ten Conference.
  • On December 18, 2021, Keegan scored 35 points in a 94-74 win over Utah State University.

Popularity Graph 

Keegan Murray
Popularity of Keegan Murray Over The Past 12 Months (Source: Google)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQS)

What does Keegan’s Kenyon Murray do for a living?

Kenyon Murray runs Murray Legacy Management which manages endorsements for Kris and Keegan. He also serves as the president of LBA Foundation, a charitable foundation in Cedar Rapids.

Are the Murray twins identical?

Yes, the Murray twins are identical. They possess almost the same weight and height but their personalities and skillsets are different.

How many games have Keegan played for the Kings?

According to ESPN, Keegan has played 42 games as of this writing with 41.5% 3 point field goal, 79.6% free throw, 4.2 rebounds per game and 12.1 points per game.

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