Murray State’s Ja Morant, projected to be the second overall pick in upcoming NBA Draft, underwent knee surgery on Monday.
According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, Morant had a minor arthroscopic procedure in order to remove a loose body in his right knee. Reportedly, the 19-year-old guard is expected to make a full recovery in four weeks.
Following the procedure, Morant went on his social media and shared with his followers that the surgery was a successful one.
Ja Morant is coming off a breakthrough sophomore season with Murray State in which he averaged 24.5 points per game and helped the Racers to the second round of NCAA Division I Tournament. Morant also added the division-leading 10.0 assists alongside 5.7 rebounds and 1.8 steals per game.
Thanks to his stellar performances at college, Morant captured the attention of NBA scouts and is considered as the best player in this year’s draft class after Duke’s Zion Williamson. He will most likely be drafted by Memphis Grizzlies, who hold the No.2 pick.
Grizzlies are reportedly ready to get into a full rebuild mode and will make Morant the face of the franchise. We will find out whether this will turn out to be true on June 20th, when the 2019 NBA Draft is set to take place.