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DME Alumni: #4 Overall in ’22 NBA Draft

Keegan Murray Takes What He Learned at DME to the NBA

Keegan Murray Has Taken The Next Leap In His Basketball Career


photo by Brad Penner, USA TODAY Sports

The Sacramento Kings have officially picked former DME star basketball player Keegan Murray for the #4 overall pick in the 2022 NBA Draft. Keegan is the first DME Academy alumnus who has taken his talents to the NBA after a successful career at a D1 college. The Kings are looking forward to the addition of Keegan Murray who is a 6’8″ 215 pound swingman who just had a breakout sophomore season, putting him at the forefront of this year’s Draft. 

“This is a tribute to a young man who has done everything the right way,” said Dan Panaggio, co-founder of DME Academy “His training, education and character development – he has all of the intangibles. Keegan is a credit to DME but more importantly to his family. We are all so proud of him and look forward to continuing watching him grow.” 

Murray (21) joins the Sacramento Kings after most recently playing with the Iowa Hawkeyes for the last two years and averaging over 40% on 3 pointers and 23.5 points per game on 55/40/75 shooting splits. He most recently was the recipient of the Karl Malone Power Forward of the Year Award. He ranked first in the country in Player Efficiency Rating (37.8), fourth in points per game (23.5), 51st in double-doubles (10) and he was the only player nationally to average 23+ points per game with 8+ rebounds for the 2021-22 season. 

Murray, a native of Cedar Rapids Iowa, played a Post grad year at DME Academy in Daytona, Florida where he really started to excel and garner attention from D1 schools, most importantly The Iowa Hawkeyes, which was his dream school. While at DME, Murray averaged 22.1 points per game and 7.5 rebounds.

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