It has been an unforgettable season for the Sacramento Kings, and on Wednesday rising star Keegan Murray gave Kings followers one other unforgettable second.
In Sacramento’s sport in opposition to the Portland Path Blazers, the 22-year-old knocked down his 188th 3-pointer of the season, essentially the most for a rookie.
Keegan Murray overtakes Donovan Mitchell for many accomplished line by a rookie 💪 pic.twitter.com/ewzcaZOvbe
— NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) March 30, 2023
Cleveland Cavaliers star Donovan Mitchell, who spent his rookie season with the Utah Jazz within the 2017-18 marketing campaign, was the earlier report holder with 187 triples accomplished in his first yr.
The title now belongs to Murray, who will certainly discover his means into the historical past books many instances over as his NBA profession continues.
The 2022 lottery choose is having a really spectacular rookie season.
He is averaging 11.9 factors, 4.6 rebounds and 1.2 assists per sport whereas taking pictures 44.6 p.c from the sphere and 40.7 p.c from exterior the arc.
In Wednesday’s sport, the teen completed with 13 factors, 5 rebounds and one help.
He’ll additionally acquire precious playoff expertise within the 2023 playoffs, because the Kings formally clinched their playoff ticket on Wednesday.
The Sacramento Kings have clinched a spot within the 2023 NBA Playoffs, ending the longest postseason drought (16 years) of any main American skilled sports activities workforce.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) March 30, 2023
The NBA’s 3-point report for rookies will seemingly be damaged repeatedly as the sport continues to evolve.
However for now, Murray can say no rookie in league historical past has made extra 3-pointers than him.
He and the Kings shall be again in motion Friday for a second straight sport in opposition to the Path Blazers.
Sacramento has simply six video games left within the common season earlier than the workforce’s extremely anticipated playoff run begins.
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