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.
Table of Biography
Ja Morant full name Temetrius Jamel Morant was born on August 10, 1999. He was born in South Carolina, USA. Similarly, he is 21 years old as of 2021. 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 really good at the sport.
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 has played basketball for his college during his junior and Sophomore year.
Career and Professional life
Ja Morant is a professional NBA basketball player. Morant has played for his college team. He made a debut from his college team on November 10 2017. On his debut match, he scored 7 points and 11 assists. Similarly, on February 1, 2018, he scored a season-high of 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 Pauls 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.
Morant was drafted on the second overall in the year 2019 by the Memphis Grizzlies. In July of 2019, he sighed in a two-year contract with the Memphis Grizzlies. The contract was done for almost $17,897,010 USD. Likewise, he made a debut in his professional Basketball career on 23 October 2019. It was a match against Miami Heat.
Furthermore, on February 9, 2020, Morant scored his first-ever career triple-double against Washington Wizards.
Achievements and Net worth
Ja Morant has not worn any sort of awards as of 2021. Similarly, he has been 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 $1.5 million USD. He leads a lavish and fulfilled lifestyle. In addition to his NBA career, he also makes revenue through brands and Sponsors.
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.
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 and trouble. He is instead focused on his career and Family.
Body measurements and Social media
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.
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.