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Ja Morant

Ja Morant is an American professional basketball player. Ja Morant plays for the Memphis Grizzlies of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Morant has excelled in basketball and has gained immense popularity.

Early Life

Ja Morant full name Temetrius Jamel Morant was born on  August 10, 1999. He was born in South Carolina, United States of America. Similarly, he is 22 years old as of 2022. Moreover, he holds American nationality and was born under the star sign Leo.

When it comes to Morant’s parents, he was born to Tee Morant and Jamie Morant. His father was also a basketball player and taught his son to play basketball. Similarly, He has a younger sister. Her name is Teniya Morant. Morant has been very athletic from a very young age. He used to play basketball as a teenager and was getting good at the sport.

Education

The young basketball player is certainly well-educated. The details regarding his early schooling and academics are still in the dark. However, he attended Crestwood High School. After he graduated from high school, he joined Murray State University. It was the University of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics. He played basketball for his college during his junior and Sophomore years.

Career and Professional Life

Ja Morant is a professional NBA basketball player. Morant has played for his college team. He made a debut on his college team on November 10, 2017. In his debut match, he scored 7 points and 11 assists. Similarly, on February 1, 2018, he scored a season-high 23 points against Southeast Missouri State University. Morant has impressed both his teammates and opponents through his excellent dribbling skills.

Furthermore, in his Sophomore year, Morant showed further improvements in his gameplay. He became one of 20 players to be invited to the Chris Paul Elite Guard Camp. In his Sophomore year, he took on the leading role for the team. He continued to lead his team. Even though some of the top-notch players signed off from the team, Morant took the responsibility of handling and leading the team.

Professional life

Morant was drafted on the second overall in the year 2019 by the Memphis Grizzlies. In July of 2019, he signed a two-year contract with the Memphis Grizzlies. The contract was done for almost USD 17,897,010. Likewise, he made a debut in his professional Basketball career on 23 October 2019. It was a match against the Miami Heat.

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Caption: Morant celebrating after scoring a point for his team(source: Instagram)

Furthermore, on February 9, 2020, Morant scored his first-ever career triple-double against the Washington Wizards.

Achievements and Net worth

Ja Morant has not worn any sort of award as of 2021. Similarly, he was named NBA Rookie of the Year at the end of the 2020 season. Morant has also earned the NBA all-rookie first-team honor.

The young NBA basketball has earned quite a sum of money through his basketball career. He enjoys a net worth of USD 3 million. He leads a lavish and fulfilled lifestyle. In addition to his NBA career, he also makes revenue through brands and Sponsors.

Relationship status

Ja Morant has not tied the knot with anyone at the moment. However, he is in a relationship with his girlfriend KK Dixon. The two met in high school and have been in love ever since.

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Caption: Morant with his daughter(source: Instagram)

Furthermore, the couple has a daughter named Kaari Jaidyn Morant. She was born on August 7, 2019.

The young NBA player has not involved himself in any sort of scandal or trouble. He is instead focused on his career and Family.

Ja Morant – Body measurements

Ja Morant is one of the most athletic NBA players. He is a fairly tall guy and stands tall at 6 feet 3 inches. Likewise, he weighs 75 kg. His body measurements are 42-30-35. Similarly, he has a pair of Black colored eyes and brown hair.

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Caption: Morant posing for a picture(source: Instagram)

Ja Morant – Social media

Ja Morant is active in social media. He is active on Twitter and Instagram. Likewise, Morant has 999k followers on his Twitter account and more than 3.5 million followers on his Instagram account.