Ja Morant RUMORS & NEWS

Ja Morant

Position Guard
Height 6'3"
Weight 175 lbs
Birthplace Dalzell, South Carolina
Current Team Murray St.
  • Ja Morant says he’ll be happy wherever he’s drafted

    Clutch Points "Murray State point guard Ja Morant says he’s going to be happy wherever he gets drafted in the 2019 NBA Draft, which is on June 20. Morant is widely expected to be selected by the Memphis Grizzlies with the second overall pick. Morant averaged 24.5 points, 5.7 rebounds..." May 18

  • Knicks have Ja Morant ahead of R.J. Barrett on their early NBA Draft board

    Clutch Points "The New York Knicks may have failed to win the first overall pick in the draft lottery last Tuesday, but they are still in a very good position with the No.3 pick. It is expected that the New Orleans Pelicans will select collegiate megastar Zion Williamson with the No.1 pick. And..." May 17

  • Ja Morant met with Pelicans, Grizzlies, Knicks at combine

    Yardbarker "While he seems very likely to be selected by Memphis with the No. 2 overall pick, Murray State point guard Ja Morant covered his bases at this week’s draft combine in Chicago, according to Jeremy Woo of SI.com, who reports (via Twitter) that Morant met with the Pelicans, Grizzlies and..." May 17

  • Will Suns try to trade up in effort to land Ja Morant?

    Amico Hoops "The Phoenix Suns tied the Cleveland Cavaliers for the NBA’s worst record, but that meant nothing on NBA draft lottery night. Instead of finishing in the top three, the Suns dropped all the way to sixth. But instead of pouting, first-year general manager James Jones may be..." May 16

  • Sources: Grizzlies make it known they'd pick Ja Morant

    ESPN "The Memphis Grizzlies have told interested parties in Chicago, where the NBA draft combine is underway, that they intend to select Murray State guard Ja Morant with the No. 2 pick, provided the New Orleans Pelicanstake Duke's Zion..." May 15

  • College coach: Why Ja Morant and Knicks are perfect match

    New York Post "The head coach at Murray State believes Broadway is the perfect stage to showcase Ja Morant’s point-guard “basketball genius,’’ and predicts he will be one of the NBA’s top shoe salesmen if he lands with the Knicks. Morant, the creative sophomore being..." May 08

  • Top-ranked PG Morant believes he's a 'point God'

    Bleacher Report "Star prospect and potential top-three pick Ja Morant isn't lacking for confidence ahead of June 20's NBA draft, describing himself as a "point god" on the Posted Up podcast with Yahoo Sports' Chris Haynes. "The ability to not only make plays for me..." May 06

  • Zion? Anthony Davis? Morant? How Knicks will decide as dominoes fall

    New York Post "Would the Knicks draft for need if they don’t win next week’s lottery and instead wind up with the second or third pick? The Knicks view power forward as their greatest need following the Kristaps Porzingis trade. It just so happens that is the NBA position of..." May 06

  • Report: Despite rumor to contrary, Suns would draft Zion Williamson over Ja Morant with No. 1 pick

    Yahoo! Sports "The rumor the Suns might draft Ja Morant over Zion Williamson with the No. 1 pick? It was never that believable. Now comes concrete reporting to the contrary. John Gambadoro of Arizona Sports 98.7:

  • Suns Could Have Interest In Trading Up For Ja Morant If They Fall Out Of Top-2

    Real GM Basketball "The Phoenix Suns could have interest in trading up to No. 2 if a team ends up in that slot that already has a point guard. The Suns, however, would draft Zion Williamson first overall if they were to win the lottery despite their need for a point guard. " April 23

  • Zion Williamson vs Ja Morant Isn't Even a Debate

    The Big Lead "Supposedly, the geniuses who run the Suns, last playoff appearance circa 2010, would prefer to draft Ja Morant over Zion Williamson. With all due respect to Morant and his future in the NBA, that report via Sam Vecenie of The Athletic dropping today, April 20, is appropriate because..." April 20

  • Suns prefer Ja Morant Over Zion Williamson In 2019 Draft

    Fadeaway World "On Wednesday morning, Jerry West compared passing on Zion Williamson in the upcoming draft to passing on Michael Jordan. He made it clear: not selecting Zion when you have the chance would be a tremendous mistake.

    April 20

  • Jerry West believes Ja Morant is the best player in 2019 Draft

    Clutch Points "Jerry West is as iconic as an individual as any in NBA history. “The Logo” is not only one of the greatest players ever, but he also one of the best executives the game has seen. West has a brilliant track record in the front office, having drafted Kobe Bryant in 1996..." April 11

  • Are the Bulls the best fit for Ja Morant?

    NBC Sports Chicago "Ja Morant officially declared for the NBA Draft on Thursday, which brings to mind his eventual landing spot and where he would be a good fit. Morant figures to be one of the first players taken after Zion Williamson in the draft and the Bulls are in need of a point guard with Kris..." April 05

  • Ja Morant Reportedly Will Declare for 2019 NBA Draft, Leave Murray State

    Bleacher Report "Murray State Racers guard Ja Morant didn't need a powerhouse school to bolster his NBA stock and reportedly will officially declare for the 2019 draft on Wednesday.   Shams Charania of The Athletic and Stadium reported Morant will make his decision official at a..." April 03

  • Is Russell Westbrook really the best comparison of NBA Draft prospect Ja Morant?

    Clutch Points "Ja Morant is basketball’s latest household name. The Murray State sophomore introduced himself to a national audience in historic fashion on Thursday, showing out in his underdog team’s win over Marquette by scoring 17 points, grabbing 11 rebounds, and dishing 16 assists –..." March 23

  • Ja Morant Records First Triple-Double In NCAA Tournament Since Draymond Green

    Real GM Basketball "Ja Morant recorded the first triple-double since Draymond Green in 2012 in Murray State's 83-64 win over Marquette. Morant finished with 17 points, 16 assists, and 11 rebounds. It was Morant's third triple-double of the season. " March 22

  • Is he next-level? Ja Morant NBA scouting report

    ESPN " Ja Morant, an AAU pal of Duke's Zion Williamson, has taken college hoops by storm with his viral dunks. But he's more than his highlights. Morant leads the Ohio Valley Conference in points per game (23.9) and the country in assists per game (10.2). His coach, Matt McMahon, said he..." February 20

  • ‘A can’t miss circus act.’ Get to know Kentucky’s best college basketball player

    Lexington Herald-Leader "Murray State sophomore Temetrius “Ja” Morant in the last couple of months went from a name mostly known by college basketball fans who are really in the know to one of the biggest names in the sport. No player’s draft profile has risen more this season than..." February 20

  • Once a little-known prospect, Morant has everyone's attention now

    NBA.com "Where would Ja Morant be today if former Murray State assistant James Kane hadn’t gotten hungry in July of 2016 while scouting a one-day combine for high school players in Spartanburg, S.C.? Back in 2016, Morant was just another overlooked prospect who lived in the country..." February 20

2018-2019 NBA Draft Projections

# Team Player School/Team
1 Pelicans Zion Williamson Duke
2 Grizzlies Ja Morant Murray St.
3 Knicks RJ Barrett Duke
4 Lakers De'Andre Hunter Virginia
5 Cavaliers Rui Hachimura Gonzaga
6 Suns KZ Okpala Stanford
7 Bulls Bruno Fernando Maryland
8 Hawks Jarrett Culver Texas Tech
9 Wizards Cam Reddish Duke
10 Hawks Keldon Johnson Kentucky

Discussion

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