NBA Draft Party in Murray Tonight
By MSU Athletics
MURRAY - Murray State Athletics invites all Racer fans for an NBA Draft party tonight at Murray Country Club in Murray.

The event begins at 5 p.m. and fans will be able to watch the draft unfold on television and see the moment when Racer All-America selection Ja Morant learns of the team he'll become a member of. It will truly be one of the biggest moments in MSU sports history and to experience it with a bunch of Racer fans will be fun.

ESPN will carry the draft live from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. , beginning at 7:30 p.m. Central Time.

The cost for a ticket to the event is $30, which includes desserts and heavy appetizers.

Tickets are available through the ticket office at the CFSB Center. This can be done by calling (270) 809-3000 or in person.

Morant played 65 games in two seasons for the Racers and apart from his individual accomplishments, the biggest thing he did was help the Racers to back-to-back Ohio Valley Conference championships, OVC Tournament championships and NCAA Tournament appearances. The Racers were 54-11 overall and 32-4 in the OVC. After beating Marquette this season in the NCAA Tournament, the Racers finished 29th in the final Associated Press poll.

Individually, the list of accomplishments for Morant is incredibly long and impressive.

He earned 13 All-America honors and was the OVC's first consensus All-America since 1971. Morant finished the season with 331 assists, the sixth-most in NCAA single-season history and easily new records at MSU and in the OVC. He also set the MSU single-season scoring mark with more than 800 points. He averaged 24.5 points and 10.0 assists/game making him the first player to average 20/10 in a season since the NCAA began to officially recognize assists in 1983-84.

Published 09:21 PM, Wednesday Jun. 19, 2019
Updated 05:06 AM, Thursday Jun. 20, 2019

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