The Murray State Racers were the first team to oust their national tournament ticket on Saturday, thanks to the efforts of Ja Morant – a player you may have heard of, unlike in January. The nation's eighth-best scorer lost 36 points, scored seven boards and scored two goals in his 77-65 win over Belmont to win the Ohio Valley Conference Championship. A March Madness berth means that a nationwide crowd will experience this mid-size sensation and its incredibly vicious dunk for the first time in at least a game in a few weeks. Morant's Slam is just the feeling that everyone sees this high-flyer for the first time. After reaching only half of his overall score in his freshman year, Morant exploded into the college hoops scene, and it seems he could make buckets at will – he has the 16th best offensive rating in college basketball, according to KenPom – by his own shooting (54.7% eFG) and his passing (national leader 10.0 apg).
This dunk was not even Morant's best highlight in my opinion. The best he did was when he was in the dying embers of the game, trying to distract himself from the back wall to seal the game with authority. Unfortunately he calculated the jump wrong and missed the dive. But the intent to make an unnecessary bucket was in the air and infected his teammate, who rebounded the ball. Instead of sticking to it and running out of time, Morant's team-mate opted for later stat padding and scored a layup. It's important to note that Murray State was at 10 in the game at this time.
If, for some reason, you can not catch Morant and Murray State during the tournament, you probably have a chance of reaching the age of at least the second year guard on an NBA list a few months later. ESPN Draft analyst Mike Schmitz said he believes Morant has "surpassed RJ Barrett as the second-best outlook behind Zion Williamson's draft."
While some consider it a little outlandish, Morant is at least a top-3 nominee candidate. Even on a night in which the anomaly occurred in his stat line in the Assistant Column, he found a way to impress Boy Scouts who did not even feel the need to see his performance in the conference championship. His speed, his point of view and his talent bring him into a similar area as players like De'Arton Fox or John Wall, but without the blue bloodthirst. Even if these compositions are even close to true, he will be the best chance to get away from school at a distance, as the school's latest design shows.
But if you want to skip everything With this insecurity you could just watch him at the national tournament.