The world witnessed Ja Morant’s incredible vertical jumping ability with his block against the Lakers. The Grizzlies guard nearly smashed his head against the backboard with the wildest block of the season. Despite standing at only 6’3, Morant has impressive hops which has led to insane blocks and dunks. Even his failed dunk attempts are something to marvel at.
What was Ja Morant’s vertical before entering the NBA?
Pre-draft workouts have listed Ja Morant’s vertical between 42 to 44 inches. He was already a high flyer during his Murray State days.
How high can Ja Morant jump?
At 6’3, Ja Morant would need a 45 inch vertical for his head to reach the rim. The fact that he can get eye-level with the rim would indicate that Morant has a vertical jump of 45 inches or higher.
How did Ja Morant increase his vertical jump?
It was Morant’s father who was concerned about his athleticism in the ninth grade. A simple tractor tire was brought in and Ja was made to jump on it 800-900 times a day. Looks like the routine worked.
Ja Morant’s vertical as seen in his monster dunks
This dunk has got to be a candidate for the 2021-22 dunk of the season.
Some of his best dunks have come against opposing big men.
Brook Lopez wanted no part of this tomahawk.
Vince Carter isn’t the only one who can do elbow dunks.
Anytime he gathers for a dunk you know it’s going to be good.
Only Morant would complete a 360 degree dunk in the playoffs.
He gets up and cocks it back for this alley-oop finish.
Teammates simply need to throw up a lob and he’ll power home the dunk.
Ja Morant opened his 2022 playoff campaign with an incredible poster on Minnesota’s D’Angelo Russell.
Ja Morant rose up for the dunk of the 2022 Playoffs in Game 5 of the first round.
Ja Morant’s wild dunk attempts
Morant’s dunk attempts are more often than not, more spectacular than his dunks.
During his rookie year, Ja Morant nearly dunked over Anthony Davis and Kevin Love.
Ja showed no fear as he tried to put Rudy Gobert on a poster.
He seems intent on getting one over The Stifle Tower.
Fellow Jazz big man Hassan Whiteside wasn’t left out.
Dwight Howard nearly found himself on the end of a poster.
Even LeBron James found himself as a target.
Ja Morant’s insane blocks
Ja got everybody in the sports world talking with this insane block against the Lakers.
The Grizzlies guard stayed up to reject the Bosnian Beast.
He even hit his head on the backboard when swatting Lauri Markkanen’s shot.
Ja nearly ended his own career after colliding with the backboard on this block.
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What is Ja Morant’s vertical?
Ja Morant was tested to have a standing vertical jump of 44 inches at his NBA draft workout.
How high is Ja Morant’s vertical?
Ja Morant has a 44 inch vertical leap.
Who has the highest vertical leap in the NBA?
Michael Jordan holds the record for the highest vertical with 48 inches. Keon Johnson and Dennis Smith Jr also have 48 inch verticals.
What has the current highest vertical in the NBA?
Keon Johnson and Dennis Smith Jr have the highest vertical leap in the NBA at 48 inches.
What is the average NBA vertical leap?
The average NBA vertical leap is 28 inches (71 cm).
What is Zion Williamson’s vertical leap.
During his Duke days, Zion Williamson was reported to have a 45 inch vertical leap.
How high is Vince Carter’s vertical jump?
Vince Carter was nicknamed Half Man Half Amazing thanks to his 43 inch vertical leap.
What was Allen Iverson’s vertical leap?
Allen Iverson had a 41 inch vertical leap.
How tall was Spud Webb’s vertical leap?
Spud Webb’s 46 inch vertical leap helped him win the 1986 NBA Slam Dunk competition.
What is a good vertical jump?
A good vertical jump for men is 24 to 28 inches.
What is the average person’s vertical jump?
Men on average have a vertical jump between 16 to 20 inches. Women on average have a vertical jump between 12 to 16 inches.