Ja Morant, Murray State PG

Joined
Jul 1, 2013
Messages
708
Likes
1,029
#13
Yeah, but the ugly stroke and turnovers are a deterrent for me. I don’t see him as the next mid-major turned star like Lillard.
That’s funny cause I’ve seen a couple of his highlights and my initial reaction were like “Damn! This dude is the next Lillard!”
 
Joined
Jan 30, 2015
Messages
2,858
Likes
9,997
#15
That’s funny cause I’ve seen a couple of his highlights and my initial reaction were like “Damn! This dude is the next Lillard!”
Lillard’s shot is his biggest weapon, look at Morant’s form. It’s almost hard to tell which hand he shoots with. He’s electric, but he’s really going to have to be D Rose 2.0 if he wants to be as efficient as Dame.
 
Joined
Sep 6, 2011
Messages
2,913
Likes
3,846
#17
Shouts to @BLUEDOGHOUSE who was on this train early. I didn't know who he was until this post, looked him up after and have been following his progress this year. From pre-season:
Ja Morant IMO is the best PG in college basketball (well at least Top3). It is clear national media is clueless. Morant is better than Tremont$. This years version of JA will also be higher than #11.

 
Joined
Sep 6, 2011
Messages
2,913
Likes
3,846
#18
Lillard is gonna be the comp, fairly or unfairly, because its lazy and easy to do. Highest Assist Rate ever measured by KenPom (back to 2002-03) was JJ Barea at Northeastern at 54.2%. National leader is usually between 45-49%.

Morant's at 56%.
Assist % can be gamed a bit if you take a large amount of shots yourself, because your shots are deducted from the total, whether you make or miss them. So high shot volume PGs end up having inflated ast% numbers.

Assist / 100 possessions is better reflection of actual passing ability, but it's harder to find for college players.

Or even better..

 

kobe

Expert in Round of 32 Flame-outs
Joined
Apr 24, 2013
Messages
1,197
Likes
2,529
#19
Lillard is gonna be the comp, fairly or unfairly, because its lazy and easy to do. Highest Assist Rate ever measured by KenPom (back to 2002-03) was JJ Barea at Northeastern at 54.2%. National leader is usually between 45-49%.

Morant's at 56%.
I mean he just had 18 assists in a game where his team made 27 field goals. I'm sure that helped a lot
 

zls44

Your #icebus Tour Director
Joined
Aug 24, 2011
Messages
7,179
Likes
7,306
#20
I mean he just had 18 assists in a game where his team made 27 field goals. I'm sure that helped a lot
Yes...but...that's...his job?

UTM basically triple-teamed him and it didnt matter.
 
...

Top