The third-year out of Murray State University, Ja Morant, has leaped to perennial superstardom. Not to mention he is only 22 years old. Morant has been averaging 24.9 points, 5.7 rebounds, and 6.7 assists this season.
While also shooting a career-high 38% from deep. That’s an 8% jump from last seasons’ 30% from three. The way Ja Morant has been playing shows he is an all-star without a doubt.
We know this already, Ja is knocking on the door of being a superstar. Not just from looking at the stat sheet but watching him play as well. The grizzlies’ point guard brings an immense amount of energy each game. Whether it’s his breathtaking blocks or his creativity to finish around the rim. The ability to draw defenses to give his teammates open looks has been a part of his game and continues to wreak havoc for opposing teams.
Reflecting back to Ja Morant’s draft analysis by Bleacher Report, his ceiling was “Quality NBA starter/ All-star potential.” At this point we know he surpassed all-star potential and is right now a perennial superstar. It’s hard to believe that Ja wasn’t the first overall pick of his draft. In the report, Morant’s potential would mainly be determined by his shooting development.
Up to this point, Morant has improved tremendously from deep as mentioned earlier, and a career-high in true shooting percentage at 57.5% this season.
Furthermore, The young guard has made an impact of winning during their recent stretch of games. Morant led the grizzlies to a 10-game winning streak, which is their biggest winning streak in franchise history. Adding on that, Morant has been named back-to-back conference player of the week, the first player in the grizzlies history to do so.
The Memphis Grizzlies look to extend their win streak to 11, as of right now they sit at third place in the Western Conference. As we continue to watch Ja Morant, the star that he is, exceed expectations not only for himself but for his team. Memphis is not only to be a contender for the future but for this season as well.