The top of this year’s NBA Draft is shaping up to be quite predictable. Zion Williamson will, of course, go No. 1 (whether he’ll stay in New Orleans is another story). His college teammate, RJ Barrett, will presumably go two spots later to the Knicks at No. 3.
Sandwiched between the two Duke stars will be a player who hails from a college of far less renown: Ja Morant, the electric point guard from Murray State. Morant has drawn comparisons to Russell Westbrook after a surprising sophomore campaign in which he nearly doubled his scoring average, putting up 24.5 PPG, in addition to dropping 10 dimes a game and shooting 36.3% from downtown. The 6'3" guard looks poised to be an NBA sensation.
Here are 12 things you probably didn’t know about Ja Morant.