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How Ja Morant went from an unranked player in high school to the likely No. 2 pick in the NBA draft

CHICAGO - When Ja Morant arrived at Murray State in Kentucky, he went unnoticed around town and on campus.

For a while at least.

"Coming from being under the radar, I could sit somewhere and nobody would know me," Morant said Thursday at the NBA draft combine. "Now, going to the grocery store, going out to eat, and someone is like, 'Hey, Ja!' Before, I

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