My Scouting Report for Ja Morant




Ja Morant

Team:
Memphis Grizzlies
Sports:
Basketball
Position:
SG | PG | |
Status:
Active
Country:
United States


Player Scouting Report

Players Scouting Reviewer : tirdodbehbehani . Position :Point Guard [PG]

Category
Score
Comments
Overall
Lateral Quickness
0.00
Speed
8.50
Quick first step and accelerates in a blip. Electric in transition
Athleticism
0.85
High flyer, fluid movement, elite vertical. Good body control
Size
0.00
Versatility
0.60
Needs the ball to be successful at this point in time. Poor when asked to guard bigger defenders
Motor
0.00
Rebounding
5.50
Grab and go rebounder. Immediately looks for kickahead/outlet pass. Can get the occasional offensive rebound
Instincts/Awareness
6.00
His biggest question mark. Can be overambitious sometimes, tries to do too much and make the highlight play instead of the simple play. A bit reckless with the ball, tries to force passes into super tight windows. Reflected in high TO% (22.4% as of 2/8/19). Needs to iron out kinks
Character/ Leadership/ Competitiveness
7.00
Carries the load for Murray State.
Intangibles
8.50
High motor, resilient, high basketball IQ
OFFENSE
Shot Selection & Efficiency
0.00
Shot Range
6.00
Takes extended shots from range, although at poor accuracy
Passing Ability
8.50
His best attribute. Great vision. Has some really impressive finds.
Ball Handling & Security
8.00
Advanced dribble moves, can create space nicely. Nice crossover in particular
Playmaking Ability
8.00
Uses vision and deceptive ball handling to be a playmaker on the floor. Knows how to draw defenders in and hit the open man. Has a strong "feel" for the game. Best Assist% in the country
Free Throws
8.00
Slashing mentality draws a lot of fouls and gets to the line at a strong rate (.512 FTr). 80% FT shooter (Stats as of 2/8/19)
DEFENSE
On-Ball Defense
6.50
On Ball - Gets beaten easily, too upright in stance. Lazy going through screens. Small frame does not help him here Off Ball - Uses length and quick twitch athleticism to generate steals and get out in transition. High IQ allows him to read the play
Off-Ball Defense
0.00
Disruptiveness
7.00
Profound Basketball IQ and Length allows him to make calculated gambles and create turnovers
POSITIONAL
Court Vision
0.00
Pick & Roll
0.00
Controlling Tempo
7.50
Sets the tone for his Murray State team. Can accept pressure and read the defense
Ability to get in the lane
6.50
Crafty finisher, although inconsistent
Shot Creator
0.00
Transition
8.50
Exceptional in transition. Uses speed and acceleration to get to the rim, great and finding outlet passes and cutters to the rim
Strengths
Passing/vision, speed, athleticism, transition offense, High Basketball IQ, dribbling
Weaknesses
Decision making, on ball defense, shooting, finishing in traffic
Overall Analysis
Ja Morant is one of the more divisive players in this year's class. I don't think he's as good as his stans do, but I don't think he's as bad as his detractors say. I think he falls somewhere in the middle. He's a raw prospect, he's going to need some time to refine his decision making and iron out the kinks to become a really good NBA PG. He's a high upside low floor kind of player to me. Top 5 Prospect in this year's draft
Compares to
Dennis Schroder (credit to Spencer Pearlman)
Potential
-45
Untapped potential
peak potential
post peak