Join the Party: Phenom Alum Ja Morant continues to show NBA potential
We informed you about him in his freshman season. We let you know about him throughout high school. Nevertheless, it seems that now people are starting to realize the talent that Murray State guard Ja Morant possesses.
Morant, a 6’3 sophomore guard for the Racers, is having himself a year, now averaging 23.5 points, 10.5 assists, and 6 rebounds per game, leading Murray State to a 12-2 overall record. This is after posting a freshman campaign of 12.7 points, 6.5 rebounds, and 6.3 assists per game in 34 minutes of play.
He simply has been a human highlight reel all season long but some are just realizing his capabilities. But in fact, Morant has been showing his abilities for quite some time, including his time at the high school level.
Phenom Hoops first saw Morant back at the 2014 NC Phenom 150, when he was a 5’11 guard but showing that he had the talent to play early on.
“Temetrius has “it” with his consistent play and development as a player. His basketball maturity can take him as far as he’d like it to. Explosive first step, he can take the body contact, and is crafty around the rim… His penetration ability into the lane was some of the best we saw on the courts that weekend, while also showing that he can finish with contact.”
Back in the summer of 2016, Morant continued to show how much improvement he had made, showing he was wired to score on all levels. At the Phenom Southern Jam in July of 2016, Morant posted numbers of 38, 36, and 47-point outings for the SC Hornets. He continued that at Crestwood high school in South Carolina, posting consistent double-double’s every night.
Now, it seems that everyone is joining the party and starting to realize the NBA potential the dynamic guard possesses. He is not only continuing to show scoring ability but is continuing to show that he is a NBA-caliber point guard that can dish and rebound; a potential Top-5 or Top-10 pick when he comes ou
Check out the highlights from when he was back in 10thgrade at the Phenom 150 camp.