Memphis Grizzlies Guard Ja Morant Crowned Rookie of the Year

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Carmi Rosensweig, Writer

 

Ja Morant has had an outstanding year even though the  COVID-19 pandemic.  He was the No.2 draft pick of 2019 with his close friend Zion Williamson securing the No.1 draft pick. In Ja’s first season he average 17.8 points a game and 7.4 assists which is incredible for a rookie.  He plates point guard at 6’3 and 174 lbs.When he was in college he played 65 games,18.7 points and 8.2 assist Morant is an incredible athlete for his size,at the moment Russell Westbrook is compared to Morant because their play style is very similar and there are the same height.  Russell’s vertical height is 36.4,while Ja’s is 42.3,that’s incredible for a 6’3 guard.  Westbrook is known for his 3-point shooting incredible exploding dunks.  In the year that Morant has been in the NBA, he has proven that he can do the same and more previous players.