Ja Morant Signs Exclusive Autograph Deal with Panini America

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His name might not be Zion, but Ja Morant is likely to be one of the top picks in the 2019 NBA Draft. No matter where the young point guard ends up, he will be a big part of Panini’s plans in the years ahead. Morant has signed an exclusive deal with Panini America covering both trading cards and memorabilia.

As a sophomore in 2018-19, Morant averaged 24.5 points and ten assists per game for the Murray State Racers. He was a consensus first team All-American and won the Bob Cousy Award as the NCAA’s top point guard.

He might not go fist overall, but Morant is still projected to go high in the draft on June 20.

The 19-year-old joins a stable of Panini basketball exclusives that also includes Kevin Durant, Kobe Bryant, Charles Barkley, Damian Lillard and Kyrie Irving.

The first Ja Morant Panini cards will arrive almost immediately after Adam Silver greets him at the draft. Panini Instant will have special print-on-demand cards. Slated for August, 2019 Panini Contenders Draft Picks Basketball will have his first in-pack cards. 2019-20 NBA Hoops, which arrives in October, will be his first traditional NBA product.

Panini Authentic signed memorabilia will be available on Panini’s website in the days following the draft.

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Ryan Cracknell

A collector for much of his life, Ryan focuses primarily on building sets, Montreal Expos and interesting cards. He's also got one of the most comprehensive collections of John Jaha cards in existence (not that there are a lot of them). Got a question, story idea or want to get in touch? You can reach him by email and through Twitter @tradercracks.

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