Kings rookie Keegan Murray selected to NBA Rising Stars Game roster

Jan 31, 2023, 11:05 AM | Updated: 11:35 am
SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA - OCTOBER 27: Keegan Murray #13 of the Sacramento Kings looks on in the thir...
(Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images)
(Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images)

Keegan Murray is heading to Salt Lake City.

Murray was named as a selection for the NBA’s Rising Stars game on Tuesday, as the fourth-overall pick from June’s draft will be packing his bags for All-Star Weekend.

The 22-year-old has burst onto the scene as one of the best three-point threats in the league as Murray is currently averaging 12.3 points per game on 45 percent shooting from the field and 42 percent from beyond the arc.

Of the 18 players this season to attempt at least 200 three-point field goal attempts, Murray has the eight-highest three-point percentage. The rookie leads the 2022 draft class with 119 made triples, with the next closest rookie on the list being Atlanta Hawks forward AJ Griffin (78).

Murray, who has been a critical contributor to a Sacramento Kings team currently sitting in first place in the Pacific Division and third in the Western Conference, has provided the starting lineup with three-point shooting, length on the defensive end, and, recently, a punch on the glass.

Since Kings head coach Mike Brown challenged Murray to hit the glass more often, the rookie has averaged 7.1 rebounds per game over the past ten contests.

The 6’8 forward is currently in line to secure his second-straight Rookie of the Month award after posting 14.0 points, 5.9 rebounds, and 1.3 assists per game on 51 percent shooting from the field and 49% from beyond the arc (15 games).

Murray will join other top rookies, sophomores, and G-League standouts during the NBA Rising Stars game on Friday, February 17th at Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City, Utah.

The 28 players set to participate in the Jordan Rising Stars include 11 NBA rookies, 10 NBA sophomores and seven NBA G League players.

The 21 NBA players, selected by NBA assistant coaches, will be drafted onto three seven-player teams. The seven NBA G League players, selected by the NBA league office, will comprise the fourth team.

Player Pool

Sactown Sports 1140 will be heading to Utah for All-Star Weekend, meaning you can find all of your Rising Stars coverage right here on or on any of our social pages.


Sacramento Kings

(Nate Littlefield/Sactown Sports 1140)...
Frankie Cartoscelli

Not So Fast: Kings lose to T-Wolves, fail to clinch playoff spot

Sacramento's playoff drought will have to end another day, as the Kings fell short to the T-Wolves on Monday night at Golden 1 Center.
1 day ago
Keon Ellis of the Stockton Kings takes a shot during the team's season finale at the Golden 1 Cente...
Joseph Jarosz

Stockton Kings playoffs: Schedule, game time, and ticket information

The Stockton Kings announced its first playoff game is scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday, March 30, at the Stockton Arena. Tickets are on sale.
1 day ago
SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA - OCTOBER 27: Domantas Sabonis #10 of the Sacramento Kings reacts after a ba...
Amiliano Fragoso

Brenden Nunes says fans ‘deserve’ the chance to see Sacramento Kings clinch the postseason tonight

Brenden Nunes joined Cattles & Ramie Monday to discuss the Sacramento Kings and what happens when they clinch a playoff spot
1 day ago
Sacramento Kings players Chimezie Metu and De'Aaron Fox guard Stephen Curry in the Chase Center....
Joseph Jarosz

NBA podcast host says at least 6 teams, including Kings, can come out of the West

Sam Esfandiari, host of the Light Years Pod, joined Deuce and Mo Monday to talk about why the Sacramento Kings could come out of the West.
1 day ago
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - JANUARY 28: Domantas Sabonis #10 of the Sacramento Kings dribbles the ball while ...
Frankie Cartoscelli

Preview: Kings look to end 16-season drought in front of packed G1C

The Sacramento Kings are one win away from ending a 16-year playoff drought as they enter Monday's game vs. Minnesota
1 day ago
Harrison Barnes #40 of the Sacramento Kings shoots over Talen Horton-Tucker #0 of the Utah Jazz dur...
Frankie Cartoscelli

Harrison Barnes, De’Aaron Fox know the city will be crazy when Kings clinch playoff berth

Harrison Barnes and De'Aaron Fox spoke about how crazy they expect the city to get once the Kings officially clinch a playoff berth.
1 day ago
Kings rookie Keegan Murray selected to NBA Rising Stars Game roster