Ja Morant NBA Draft Scouting Report


Position

  Height

 Weight

 From

PG  6-3  175  Murray State
 Dalzell, SC

  Born

  Wingspan

  Standing Reach

  Vertical

 8/10/99 NA NA  NA

Ja Morant is one of the more explosive guards to come out of college in a decade. He's got a level of burst that reminds of an all-time great, Allen Iverson, or current NBA player De'Aaron Fox. At this point he looks like a certain high lottery pick and a possible top 3 selection.

Morant pushes the pace of the game and is at his best using his blazing speed to get downhill to the bucket. He's a creative scorer and an elite level dunker for his size.

He sees a lot of defenders and does a good job of creating for his teammates, averaging about 10 assists per game.

He's got a filthy inside-out dribble and a blazing first step. Can breakdown the defense in the half court.

His 3pt shooting is one area that could hold him back (or take him to the next level if he progresses like DeAaron). In his sophomore season he's hitting about 32% from downtown, which is a little better but not yet good enough.

Comparisons
  • He plays like Allen Iverson (minus a fraction of a step) but he's taller than AI and better above the rim.
  • If D'Angelo Russell had a turbo button.
  • De'Aaron Fox
Projection: top 5 pick in the 2019 NBA Draft