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Iowa's Keegan Murray Reveals How He'll Spend First NBA Paycheck

Big Ten Tournament - Second Round - Northwestern v Iowa

INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA - MARCH 10: Keegan Murray #15 of the Iowa Hawkeyes gestures to fans after making a basket during the first half of a Men's Big Ten Tournament second round game against the Northwestern Wildcats at Gainbridge Fieldhouse on March 10, 2022 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Aaron J. Thornton/Getty Images)

Since declaring for the 2022 NBA Draft last week, Keegan Murray hasn't considered any grand aspirations for how he'll spend his lofty new salary.

A fan asked the first-team All-American what he planned to first buy after turning pro. Rather than talk about fancy cars or other luxuries, the Iowa sophomore offered a pragmatic response.

“Probably find a place to live,” Murray said. “Get some groceries.”

Housing and food aren't cheap these days, but the Wooden Award finalist should get drafted early enough to pay the bills.

After spending most of his first year on the bench, Murray tallied 23.5 points and 8.7 rebounds per game for the Hawkeyes last season. The Ringer's Kevin O'Connor has the dynamic forward getting selected with the fifth pick.

Per ESPN's Jonathan Givony, Murray gave prospective employers an elevator pitch for what he plans to offer.

"I'm looking forward to showing NBA teams my versatility on both ends of the court," Murray said when entering the draft. "I'm a lot more athletic than people realize. I'm as competitive a player as you're going to get."

Murray can consider what else to buy after accumulating a savings fund during his rookie year.