Ja Morant – An American Professional Basketball Player Representing Memphis Grizzlies in The NBA
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Who is Ja Morant?
Ja Morant is an American professional basketball player of the NBA (National Basketball Association) for the Memphis Grizzlies. He was born on August 10, 1999, in Augusta, Georgia. Morant is considered as one of the top prospects and a potential top-three pick in the 2019 NBA draft.
|August 10, 1999
|Father: Jamie Morant
Mother: Tee Morant
|6 feet 3 inches
Ja Morant was born to Tee and Jamie Morant, with the birth sign Leo. Jamie, his father, was a teammate of Ray Allen during high school, and he played basketball for the Claflin University. Thus, Ja Morant was influenced by his father and also learned to play from his father. Also, he has a sister, Teniya Morant.
Besides, Morant holds an American nationality. He stands the height of 6 feet 3 inches and weight about 175 lb.
High School and College Career
Morant first attended Crestwood High School, located in Sumter, South Carolina. During his high school, he became a three-time All-Region Most Valuable Player (MVP). Also, he gained All-Star honors for two years.
After completing high school, many universities offered him scholarships. During then, he played a three-on-three game in an auxiliary gym. James Kane, the assistant coach, noticed Morant while he was playing, and then Kane contacted the head coach Matt McMahon. Then, he offered Morant a scholarship. Thus, Morant then attended the University of Murray State.
Eventually, Morant played basketball from the team at the University of Murray State. During his freshman years, he scored an average f 12.7 points, 6.5 rebounds along with 6.3 assists, in a total of 32 games. In December 2017, Morant posted his triple-double for the first time against the competition with Eastern Illinois. Besides, he scored 11 points, along with 10 rebounds and 14 assists. This was the second triple-double in school history.
More About His Career
Moreover, Morant received first-team All-OVC and OVC All-Newcomer Team accolades. Also, be became the key player for Murray State. Meanwhile, in January 2019, he was in the list of midseason top 25 watch list for the John R. Wooden Award. Also, Morant was able to break the record of school for most assists in a single game in January 2019 against UT Martin with 18 assists.
Furthermore, he broke the record of OVC for most consecutive free throws. Also, he as the first NCCA Division I men’s player in 20 tears who made 40points along with 5 steals and 10 assists. Subsequently, with the career points of 1000, he became the 46th Murray State Player. Besides, Morant led his team to win the title of the OVC Tournament, and also he became the tournament’s MVP.
In March 2019, Morant scored his third triple-double of the season against the game with Marquette along with 19 points, 12 rebounds, and 16 assists. Furthermore, Morant recorded a triple-double in the NCAA tournament. Also, in the 2019 NBA draft, he is the top-five selection.
The Memphis Grizzlies selected Morant for the 2019 BA draft. He signed a contract with the Grizzlies on July 2, 2019, and then he debuted in NBA on October 23, 2019. He scored 14 points, 4 assists, 4 rebounds, along with a steal and a block, to the Miami Heat, a basketball team having players like Andre Iguodala, Dion Waiters, and Duncan Robinson.
Personal Life of Ja Morant
Ja Morant is currently dating KK Dixon. The couple is in a healthy relationship. Also, they give updates about their links posting photos on social networking sites.
Ja Morant, at his very young age, has been able to gain popularity along with the right amount of money. He has been established as one of the top players.