Ja Morrant was electric during his college career, putting mid-major Murray State University in the spotlight. And his play has translated exceptionally to the NBA.
The point guard was named the Rookie of the Year on Thursday after an impressive first year with the Memphis Grizzlies.
And it wasn’t even close.
Per ESPN’s Malika Andrews, Morant received 99 of 100 first-place votes for the honor. Second place went to Kendrick Nunn of the Miami Heat and New Orleans Pelicans sensation Zion Williamson rounded out the top three. Williamson received the other first-place vote.
In his rookie year with the Grizzlies, Morant averaged 17.8 points and 7.3 assists per game, helping his team to a Bubble invite for the NBA’s restart.
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