Mike and Patty Street were seated in their usual Carver-Hawkeye Arena seats for last week’s basketball game against Indiana. Kenyon Murray walked over to say hello at halftime. He brought a smile with him.
“Hey, his namesake’s doing well tonight,” Kenyon told the Streets.
Kris Murray had matched his career high with 17 points in the first half, to go with seven rebounds. Kris was named after Chris Street, his dad’s close friend and the Hawkeyes’ beloved forward, who passed away 29 years ago Wednesday in an automobile accident. “He was a pretty special dude,” said Kenyon, who was a freshman when Chris died in the middle of his junior season.