Ja Morant Breakdown
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What we Look For in a player is, IS HE A NBA PLAYER. PERIOD. Ja Morant Is..
First Does he pass the EYE TEST.. YES.
He is a ELITE ATHLETE
• He Has BOUNCE
Listed at 6’3 and 170 pounds Ja Morant has good size for a point guard and is young for a sophomore. He is 19 years old and doesn’t turn 20 until August 2019 which gives him plenty of time to develop and improve his body. Morant is an athletic point guard who plays with high energy and attacks the rim relentlessly. A great rebounding guard Morant is dangerous in transition and excels in the fast break using his speed and athleticism to get to the rim and, finding open teammates when the defense collapse. When attacking the basket Morant has shown the ability to finish at the rim with floaters, crafty layups with both hands, and highlight reel dunks. After spending time off the ball freshmen year, the big question about Morant is he
could play point guard full time. Morant has rose to the occasion and shown he is more of point guard than combo guard. Morant is good at find teammates and setting them up for easy baskets, rather it’s hitting the roll man on the pick and roll, driving and kicking to shooters in the corner, or dump offs to post players. Even though Morant is asked to do it all for his team and plays majority of the game, he doesn’t over dribble and hold the ball too long. Morant plays with a good feel for the game and high IQ constantly keeping the ball moving. He also shows good balance between scoring and facilitating. When teams double him and try to get the ball out of his hands Morant is excellent moving without the ball rather it’s cutting to the basket or coming off screens. As a point guard Morant is very vocal on the court running the offense, telling teammates where to be during sets, and encouraging them showing great leadership.
While Morant has shown the ability to hit shots, he’s a streaky shooter. More of a scorer than a consistent shooter right now. Currently weighs 170 and will need to increase strength to finish
through contact and physical play at the next level. Even though he plays majority of the game
and has the ball in hands a lot, he needs to limit turnovers.
GAME LOG HIGHLIGHTS
FULL PLAYER GAME LOG STATS VIA ESPN
VS. Wright State | 11.10.18
26 PTS, 5 REBS, 11 AST, 1 BLKS, 1 STLS, 7 TOs
10-17 FG, 2-6 3FG, 4-5 FTS
VS. Spalding | 11.16.18
( ONLY PLAYED 1ST HALF )
18 PTS, 5 REBS, 8 AST, 1 BLKS, 5 STLS, 2 TOs
7-9 FG, 0-1 3FG, 4-4 FTS
VS. Missouri State | 11.24.18
29 PTS, 13 REBS, 12 AST, 1 BLKS, 1 STLS, 7 TOs
9-18 FG, 6-12 3FG, 5-6 FTS