JA WATCH

Honors keep pouring in for Ja Morant

BY DENNIS BRUNSON
dennis@theitem.com
Posted 4/11/19

The honors continue to pour in for former Crestwood High School basketball standout and Murray State consensus All-American Ja Morant.

Morant, the 6-foot-3-inch point guard who has declared for the National Basketball Association draft after a …

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Honors keep pouring in for Ja Morant

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The honors continue to pour in for former Crestwood High School basketball standout and Murray State consensus All-American Ja Morant.

Morant, the 6-foot-3-inch point guard who has declared for the National Basketball Association draft after a monster sophomore season at Murray State, was honored at the South Carolina State House in Columbia on Tuesday.

State senators Thomas McElveen of Sumter and Kevin Johnson of Clarendon, whose districts both include portions of Sumter County, sponsored a Senate Resolution congratulating Morant on his career at Murray State.

Morant was joined by his family as he was recognized on the Senate floor by the Sumter County Legislative Delegation.

Morant is expected to be a lottery pick in the upcoming draft, expected by many to go in the first five picks.

Morant averaged a double-double of 24.5 points and 10.0 assists this past season in leading the Racers to the second round of the NCAA Tournament this year. He became the first player in NCAA history to average at least 20 points and 10 assists in the same season.