Murray State’s sophomore guard Ja Morant is among the many elite faculty basketball gamers who will hear his identify known as early in June’s NBA Draft – particularly if he continues to throw down posterizing dunks like he did on Thursday night time.
During Murray State’s 98-77 victory towards UT Martin, the 6’three guard channelled his internal Vince Carter with an emasculating dunk over 6’eight ahead Quintin Dove. As seen within the footage embedded beneath, Dove tried to take a cost, a la Frederic Weiss, whereas Morant took flight.
Morant, 19, completed with 26 factors to associate with a game-high 18 assists because the Racers improved to 12-2 on the season. He is at present averaging 23.5 factors to associate with 10.5 assists and 6.6 rebounds per night time.
Although Morant does not play for a conventional faculty basketball powerhouse like Duke, Kansas, UNC or Michigan State, he will certainly be one of many first guard’s off the board through the draft. Sports Illustrated’s Jeremy Woo at present has him ranked third general on his massive board, and a few NBA Draft sites have him going as excessive as second, behind Duke’s freshman phenom Zion Williamson.
Check out some further angles of the posterizing dunk, together with one with the Jim Ross remedy, within the posts embedded beneath.