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Morant's journey to NBA slowed a bit

By DENNIS BRUNSON
dennis@theitem.com
Posted 6/2/19

Ja Morant's run to the National Basketball Association has been slowed a bit.

Morant, the former Crestwood High School standout and Murray State All-American point guard, will undergo an arthroscopic procedure on his right knee on Monday, …

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Morant's journey to NBA slowed a bit

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Ja Morant's run to the National Basketball Association has been slowed a bit.

Morant, the former Crestwood High School standout and Murray State All-American point guard, will undergo an arthroscopic procedure on his right knee on Monday, according to a report by ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

Morant, who is projected by many as the No. 2 overall pick in the draft by the Memphis Grizzlies, is expected to be fully recovered in three to four weeks, according to league sources. The surgery is being done to remove loose bodies from the knee.

Sources said that Morant's agent, Jim Tanner of Tandem Sports, informed the teams with the top three picks - New Orleans, Memphis and New York - of the upcoming surgery on Saturday.

Morant earned 13 total All-American honors this season, including first-team honors from The Associated Press, Basketball Times, Bleacher Report, CBS Sports, the Lute Olson Award, NABC, Sports Illustrated, USBWA and the Wooden Award and second-team honors from NBC Sports, Sporting News, Stadium and USA TODAY Sports.

Morant averaged 24.5 points and 10 assists per game this year, making him the first player in college basketball history to average at least 20 points and 10 assists in a season since the assist became an official stat in 1983-84.

He also won the Bob Cousy Award for the nation's top point guard.