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That Zion block was ridiculous. But this Ja Morant block almost doesn’t make sense. pic.twitter.com/0rtU0hbDul— Bobby Reagan (@BarstoolReags) February 10, 2019
Everybody talks about Zion Williamson and his outlandish athletic ability on the basketball court but don't sleep on super sophomore Ja Morant from Murray State. Morant was an AAU teammate of Zion in high school out of South Carolina but was hardly recruited at all. In fact Morant wasn't even given a single star by Rivals.com. How the fuck is that even possible in today's world that Morant would be an unranked prospect? His only offers were from like East Bumblefuck State and Last Chance U before Murray State's assistant coach James Kane accidentally discovered Morant when he was recruiting one of his teammates in a basketball camp. Unbelievable that a player of Morant's athletic abilities could slip through the cracks. Now Ja is projected as a top 5 NBA Draft pick while averaging 24 points, 10 assists, and 5 rebounds a game as Murray State's point guard. He's gone from unranked prep prospect less than two years ago to future lottery pick who will be a multimillionaire.
And now we got Morant with the double block like it's no big deal. While it may not be as amazing Zion's block last night vs UVA it's still an incredible block. If you haven't had the chance to watch Morant play this year I highly recommend checking out Murray State. They could make a run in March Madness with Morant running point much like Davidson did years ago with Steph Curry.
Here are some more Ja Morant highlights...