Just a few years into his professional career, Morant is playing at MVP-caliber levels right now.
In fact, he is one of the names rumored to win that coveted trophy this year.
He has also helped push his team into Finals contention.
The Grizzlies currently sit second in the West with a record of 49-23 after years of struggling to even make the playoffs.
3 YEARS AGO TODAY@JaMorant put on a show with the first @MarchMadness triple-double in 7 years!
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— Ballislife.com (@Ballislife) March 21, 2022
Since everyone is focused on March Madness right now, it’s worth noting that the Morant first made a name for himself in the annual NCAA event.
Just three years ago, Morant scored the first March Madness triple-double in seven years while playing for Murray State.
His time with that school showed a glimpse of just how promising young Morant was.
Morant With Murray
Morant was on fire for his two years with Murray State and helped push his team deep into the NCAA Tournament.
They ultimately fell short but Morant’s talent was unparalleled.
He became the first NCAA player to ever average at least 20 points and 10 assists per game in a single season.
He also set school records for careers assists and single-season points.
It all set the stage for his time in the NBA, where he has continued to be a monster when it comes to point totals and assists too.
His ferocious, fast style of play hasn’t slowed one bit.
In fact, he’s playing better than ever and is averaging a wild 27.6 points, 5.7 rebounds, and 6.7 assists a game.
Morant started as a star college athlete and has now become one of the biggest names in professional sports.