You know that assassin movie? You know -- the one with the unsuspecting man in a suit carrying a briefcase? He could be a banker, he could be a lawyer, he could be anything. He walks down the street with a straight face. You see him, but you can’t identify him because the sunglasses cover his eyes. You know the role, but you don’t know the character because he’s so emotionless. He walks into the high-rise and makes his way up the fire exit stairs. He reaches the roof and pins the door shut with an idle chair. He reaches into his pocket and pulls out a pair of black leather gloves, whistling to himself as he pulls them over his hands. He cracks his neck, his knuckles, and his back and opens the briefcase. He continues on with the whistling as he assembles the long rifle with a 75-yard scope. He inserts the magazine and screws the suppressor onto the muzzle. He makes his way to the edge of the roof and waits for his target. The assignment emerges from the backseat of a black Lincoln. He disengages the safety and pulls back the bolt handle. The bullet is loaded up and locked into the chamber. He takes one deep breath, waits for the cross-hairs to settle, and pulls the trigger.
Temetrius Morant is a rising sophomore guard for Murray State University, but you probably know him as “Ja.” Ja has been an underdog his whole life and has always seemed to strive in that role. He was a star for his team at Crestwood High School located in Sumter, South Carolina, where he earned All-Region MVP. Even with this, Ja wasn’t highly recruited. He only picked offers from a few Division 1 programs, including Duquesne, Wofford, South Carolina State, Maryland Eastern Shore, and Murray State. Eventually, Ja decided to take his talents to Murray State.