Ja Morant is arguably one of the best NBA players in the league, despite being a 23-year-old. He is not only the face of the Memphis Grizzlies but is also one of the most popular players in the league. Morant was drafted in the NBA by the Grizzlies as No.1 overall in 2019. He has since then won the Rookie of the Year Award and also the Most Improved Player of the Year. Aside from this, he is also a 2x NBA All-Star.
Ja Morant doubled his scoring average in his senior year at Murray State
Ever since joining the league in 2019, Morant has been on an upward trajectory. He is the new face of the Grizzlies, and if he keeps performing like this he could very well stamp his status as an elite player. It is the same story when he played at Murray State. It is where he improved his game in college, and followed the same path after he joined the NBA.
Ja spent 2 years in college before he was picked as the No. 1 Draft pick in the NBA by the Grizzlies. However, by the end of his senior year, he nearly doubled his stats in most of the departments. However, the most significant improvement in his game was when he nearly doubled his scoring average in his senior year. He averaged 12.7 points per game in his junior year and took it up to 24.5 points per game in his senior year. It is a huge improvement when comparing the two seasons.
It is quite a journey for Morant at the collegiate level. After his triple-double display against Marquette, Murray State were infortunate to be knocked out in the second round of the tournament. Florida State put an end to Morant’s journey at the NCAA competition. Regardless, Morant made a name for himself after impressing with Murray State.