Ja Morant

Page updated as of 4/9/2020, scouting report written by Alan Lu.
2019 rankings were finalized on 6/19/2019.

Height: 6-3
Weight: 175
College: Murray State
Classification: Sophomore
Birthdate: 8/10/1999

2019 Top 100 Prospect Rank: 2
Projected Draft Range: Top 5​
2019 NBA Draft: Round 1, Pick 2 by the Memphis Grizzlies


Very good scorer off the dribble
Excels at scoring on off-ball motion plays
Decent shooter
Good free throw shooter
Very good playmaker
Solid rebounder
Adequate defender
Great athlete
Very good motor


Streaky shooter
Struggles to drive right
Tends to force the issue too much on offense
Can gamble too much defensively
May need to add strength
Has limited experience against top competition


Ja Morant is an athletic, skilled point guard that had a very good freshman season at Murray State.  He has turned heads of NBA scouts at the 2018 Chris Paul’s Elite Guard Camp, and he also turned in a good performance by scoring 38 points while collecting 9 rebounds and 5 assists in a loss to Alabama.​

His ability to score the basketball combined with having stellar athletic gifts and exceptional rebounding skills for a player his size will make him a likely top 3 in the 2019 draft.  If he can improve his jump shot and learn to play more under control, he could end up being a superstar in the NBA.



DraftExpress Profile

RealGM Profile

NBADraft.Net Profile

ESPN’s Article on Morant at the Chris Paul Camp

Games Scouted:

11/26/18 Murray State vs. Alabama

12/22/18 Murray State vs. Auburn

3/9/19 Murray State vs. Belmont

3/21/19 Murray State vs. Marquette

3/23/19 Murray State vs. Florida State

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