March Madness news: Heat's Dwyane Wade welcomes Ja Morant to the NCAA Tournament 'triple-double family'
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Heat’s Dwyane Wade welcomes Ja Morant to the NCAA Tournament ‘triple-double family’

Dwyane Wade, Ja Morant

Murray State star guard Ja Morant joined Miami Heat legend Dwyane Wade as one of the eight players to record a triple-double in the NCAA tournament since assists became an official stat in 1983-84.

Wade did it with Marquette when he was a college basketball star back in the day. The future NBA Hall of Famer welcomed Morant to the NCAA Tournament “triple-double family.”

Ironically, Morant registered his triple-double against Marquette on Thursday:

Duke star Zion Williamson is expected to be the No. 1 overall pick in the 2019 NBA Draft. Ja Morant will likely be the second pick.

The Murray State guard is an electric scorer who can get to the rim at will, finish in heavy traffic, and score from the perimeter as well. NBA teams are salivating at the thought of getting him on their team.

Ja Morant unfortunately won’t get to play against Dwyane Wade in the NBA. The star guard is retiring from the league after this season after having a brilliant pro career.

It’s cool to see D-Wade showing Ja Morant love on Twitter. Morant is likely going to be a star on the NBA level just like Wade was during his prime years with the Heat.