Ja Morant

Ja Morant

Basketball Player

Temetrius Jamel "Ja" Morant is an American professional basketball player for the Memphis Grizzlies of the National Basketball Association. Nicknamed "G12", he played college basketball for the Murray State Racers, where he was a consensus first-team All-American as a sophomore in 2019.

Full Name
Aug 10, 1999
6′ 2″
Net Worth


Ja Morant was born on August 10, 1999, in Dalzell, South Carolina. His zodiac sign is Leo, and his ethnicity is African-American. Ja is the son of Tee and Tina Morant, and he has two brothers: Jamaine and Jonathan. He attended Crestwood High School where he played basketball. In his senior year he averaged 25 points per game, 5 rebounds per game and 8 assists per game.

In 2018 Morant committed to Murray State University to play college basketball for the Racers. During his freshman season he averaged 12.7 points per game, 6.3 assists per game and 3 rebounds per game while shooting 43% from the field, 32% from three point range and 81% from the free throw line. He was also named 'Ohio Valley Conference Freshman of the Year'. 

In his sophomore season Morant skyrocketed to fame when he averaged 24.5 points per game, 10 assists per game and 5 rebounds per game while shooting 49% from the field, 36% from three point range and 85% from the free throw line. He was also named Ohio Valley Conference Player of the Year as well as being selected as an AP All-American First Team member – becoming just the second player in school history to be selected for this honor after Popeye Jones in 1992. 

Morant declared for the 2019 NBA Draft after completing his sophomore season at Murray State University, and got selected by the Memphis Grizzlies with their second overall pick in June 2019. Since then he has been a major force on the team’s offense which helped them earn a spot in the 2020 NBA Playoffs despite being considered an underdog at first due to their young roster that includes himself and Jaren Jackson Jr..

Life Timeline

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1999</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Ja Morant is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Morant was born on August 10, 1999 in Dalzell, South Carolina.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2017</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Commits to Murray State University</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Morant commits to play college basketball at Murray State University in Kentucky.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2018</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Freshman of the Year in Ohio Valley Conference</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Morant led the Racers to an Ohio Valley Conference Championship and was named Freshman of the Year in the process.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2019</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Ohio Valley Player of the Year</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Led Murray State to their second consecutive OVC championship and was named Player of the Year.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">June 2019</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Selected 2nd Overall in NBA Draft</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Selected as the second overall pick in the 2019 NBA Draft by the Memphis Grizzlies.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2020</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">2020 All Star Game</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Becomes just the fourth rookie in NBA history to be selected as an All Star.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2021</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Named NBA All Star Starter</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Becomes the first rookie since Blake Griffin to be named an All Star Starter.</p></div>

Why We Love Them

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">A.</span> He's a Great Playmaker</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Ja Morant is an incredibly talented playmaker. His vision, creativity, and passing ability make him a great offensive weapon for any team. He can create plays for his teammates and also score when needed.</p></div>

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">B.</span> He's a High Flyer</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Ja Morant has an incredible vertical jump that allows him to rise up and sky over defenders. His athleticism makes him one of the most exciting players in the NBA today.</p></div>

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">C.</span> He's Committed to Winning</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Ja Morant is committed to winning and will do whatever it takes to help his team succeed. He puts in extra work on the court and in the film room in order to improve his game and his team's chances of winning.</p></div>

Interesting Facts

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">1.</span> First Player Drafted Out of Murray State</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Ja Morant became the first player ever to be drafted out of Murray State when he was selected as the second overall pick in the 2019 NBA draft.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">2.</span> Youngest Player to Have a Triple-Double</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">At the age of 19 years and 140 days, Ja Morant became the youngest player ever to record a triple-double in the NBA.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">3.</span> First Rookie to Reach 100 Assists in 10 Games</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Ja Morant is the first rookie in NBA history to reach 100 assists in 10 games. He achieved this feat in his 25th game.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">4.</span> First Player in History to Score 50 Points and Record 15 Assists in a Single Game</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Ja Morant became the first player in NBA history to score 50 points and record 15 assists in a single game when he achieved this feat against the San Antonio Spurs on February 27, 2021.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">5.</span> Selected to Play in 2021 All-Star Game</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Ja Morant was named as a starter for the 2021 All-Star Game, becoming the first player from Murray State to be selected to play in the event.</p></div>


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