CVV News l July 25, 2023
Sacramento Kings forward Keegan Murray was named to the 2023 USA Men’s Select Team, USA Basketball announced today. The Select Team will train daily with the USA Basketball Men’s National Team from Aug. 3-6 in Las Vegas, Nevada, ahead of the 2023 FIBA Men’s World Cup.
A 2022-23 NBA All-Rookie First Team selection, Murray averaged 12.2 points (45.3 FG%, 41.1 3pt%), 4.6 rebounds and 1.2 assists per game in 80 games (78 starts) for Sacramento. He appeared in seven games (all starts) during the 2023 NBA Playoffs, averaging 9.7 points (44.8 FG%, 37.5 3pt%) and 6.3 rebounds per game.
In his debut season, Murray became the NBA’s All-Time Rookie 3-Point Leader with 206 3-pointers. Among rookie league leaders, he finished the season sixth in scoring, eighth in field goal percentage, second in 3-point field goal percentage and tied for fourth in total steals (61).
For his performance during his rookie campaign, Murray earned back-to-back Rookie of the Month honors in December and January. He was also named to the 2023 Jordan NBA Rising Stars, competing for Team Pau at All-Star Weekend.
Joining Murray on the 2023 USA Basketball Select Team are: Cade Cunningham (Detroit Pistons), Jalen Duren (Detroit Pistons), Langston Galloway, Jalen Green (Houston Rockets), Quentin Grimes (New York Knicks), Chet Holmgren (Oklahoma City Thunder), John Jenkins (G League Ignite), Herb Jones (New Orleans Pelicans), Eric Mika (G League Ignite), Trey Murphy (New Orleans Pelicans), Payton Pritchard (Boston Celtics), Naz Reid (Minnesota Timberwolves) and Jalen Williams (Oklahoma City Thunder).
California Classic returns to Sacramento in July with expanded lineup
CVV News l May 30, 2023
The Sacramento Kings announced today that Golden 1 Center will host the fifth annual California Classic Summer League, presented by Ticketmaster, for players and teams preparing for NBA action. The San Antonio Spurs and Charlotte Hornets, who hold the No. 1 and No. 2 overall pick in the 2023 NBA Draft respectively, will join the Sacramento Kings, Golden State Warriors, Los Angeles Lakers and Miami Heat for an expanded Classic. Beginning July 3, the six teams will play a total of six games featuring rookies selected in the 2023 NBA Draft, sophomores and athletes competing to make NBA and G League regular season rosters.
“We are thrilled to welcome the California Classic back to Golden 1 Center with two new teams joining the exciting lineup,” said Sacramento Kings Owner and Chairman Vivek Ranadivé. “This event is the perfect kick-off to the NBA Summer League, giving fans the opportunity to watch the next generation of basketball talent and enjoy a world-class entertainment experience.”
This summer basketball celebration – Monday, July 3, and Wednesday, July 5 – will feature a triple-header matchup each day with all six teams participating. Similar to other Summer League matches, modified game play rules will be in place, including 10-minute quarters. In addition, the two days will include exciting family friendly entertainment.
Beginning tomorrow, Thursday, June 1, Kings Season Ticket Members will have early access for two-day passes covering all games at Golden 1 Center and the option to add discounted admission to Fourth on the Field at Sutter Health Park. General public will be able to purchase passes on Monday, June 5 at Kings.com/CAClassic.
Team rosters, entertainment, fan activations, broadcast information and additional ticket options will be announced at later dates.
For more information, visit Kings.com/CAClassic.