Film Session: Iowa

  • 01/15/2022 12:03 pm in

Kris Murray posted a huge performance against the Hoosiers on Thursday night. The sophomore scored 29 points and snagged 11 boards, both career bests.

It’s usually his twin brother, Keegan, teams have to scheme against. But with Keegan out with foul trouble in this one, Kris took over the scoring load for the Hawkeyes.

So how’d he do it?

A look back at the film reveals a player whose size, length and ball handling ability was a tough matchup for Indiana’s bigs. And the sophomore also capitalized on the offensive boards and via turnovers, huge problems for the Hoosiers in this game.

We’ll take a look at Murray’s standout performance in the latest edition of Film Session:

Murray’s footwork, ability to score off the bounce, craftiness and length gave Indiana’s bigs problems. In the below clip highlighting three scores, Murray was able to best Michael Durr, Race Thompson and Trayce Jackson-Davis.

He simply broke down Durr 1-on-1 off the top of the key, spinning back to his dominant left side. Thompson stuck with him well off a left wing drive, but he was still able to score over him. And out of a ball screen as the ball handler, Murray got a step on Jackson-Davis for the score.

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