Kris Murray unlocks Operation NBA Draft, and returns to the Hawkeyes

On Wednesday, Iowa State basketball striker Chris Murray was met with what he described as the “biggest decision of his life.”

He’s spent the past six weeks in Chicago going through the pre-NBA draft process. June 1 was the deadline for players to decide whether to stay in the draft or go back to school, and Murray’s decision came down to the last day.

“There was definitely interest (the NBA) throughout this whole process,” he said on Thursday. “I kind of had to think about both options, but eventually I go back to Iowa. I have no conscience about not staying in the draft at all. I’m so excited to be back, yeah, it was definitely a tough decision, probably the biggest one I’ve ever made. But I am happy with the decision.”