CHICAGO (AP) — Here’s how much everything has changed for Ja Morant in the last 12 months: He’s gone from being considered the No. 3 option at Murray State to the possible No. 2 pick in the NBA draft.
Put another way, he’s a player from a mid-major and will soon be a multimillionaire.
Even Morant doesn’t fully understand how quickly it has all come to fruition.
“It’s been crazy, honestly,” Morant said. “Coming from being under the radar to one of the most talked-about players now, obviously, it’s been rough. It’s something I’m getting used to. But I’m happy for it.”
Morant made his appearance at the NBA’s draft combine Thursday; he wasn’t playing, but has talked with a handful of teams since he arrived in Chicago. With Zion Williamson seeming very much like a lock to go No. 1 overall, a pick held by the New Orleans Pelicans, that would seem to point to Morant going No. 2 to the Memphis Grizzlies.
Morant has met with the Grizzlies. If they’ve decided he’s their guy, they haven’t told him yet.
“I haven’t heard it myself from Memphis,” Morant said. “But obviously, I’ve seen what was on the internet….