What do the kings of Sacramento get?

On Thursday night, Keegan Murray joined a rare class of former Iowa basketball players as the top 10 players in the NBA draft when Sacramento selected him for fourth overall. Since his decision to enter the draft in April, Murray has been a mainstay as a major sweepstakes choice.

This week, ESPN analyst Jay Bellas gave Murray a special distinction: the most NBA-ready prospect.

“The player (in the NBA draft) most ready for the NBA, who you can plug in right now, is Keegan Murray,” Bellas said on ESPN’s SportsCenter this week. “He’s an incredibly smart player. Keegan is mature enough to get into the NBA and put in a top-level performance right away.”

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