Jalen Rose was asked, what does he think will win Rookie of the Year award. It was an easy question for Rose, as he answered: “Well this is easy. This is a no-brainer. It’s not a competition. Ja Morant. His team is in a playoffs, he outplayed expectations, he’s having a terrific season: scoring a ball, dropping dimes, making people around him better. There’s no way Zion could win Rookie of the Year.”

Ja Morant has played 49 games in total this season, averaging 17.7 points, 3.5 rebounds and 7.0 assists, while Zion Williamson played 10 games, averaging 22.1 points, 7.5 rebounds and 2.2 assists per game.