Murray State’s Ja Morant enters 2019 NBA Draft

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher 

Murray State Racers guard Ja Morant has entered the 2019 NBA Draft. He completed his sophomore season before entering the draft. 

Morant is expected to be a Top 5 lottery pick. Some scouts believe he is comparable to Sacramento Kings guard De’Aron Fox.

Former Murray State Racers guard Ja Morant drives to the basket against the West Virginia Mountaineers
Ja Morant drives to the basket against the West Virginia Mountaineers (Getty Images)

The 19-year-old Dalzell, South Carolina native is listed as the No. 2 draft prospect, according to several mock drafts. He will find out where he is going on June 20th at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. 

Morant was named to the Associated Press First Team All-America for this season. He was also named an All-America by the NABC. 

He also led the team in scoring in nearly every game except for five games. Morant led the team with a 24.5 points per game average in 33 starts. 

He also averaged 5.7 rebounds, 10.3 assists, 1.7 steals, and 0.8 blocks per game in a team-high 36.6 minutes per game. 

Morant was the only Racers player, who averaged 20-plus points per game.

The Racers had a 28-5 record this season. Morant helped the team to a 15-1 home record, while they were 13-4 on the road. 

Their season came to an end on March 23 against the Florida State Seminoles. The Racers lost 90-62 in the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament despite Morant scoring 28 points. 

 

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