Ja Morant (born August 10, 1999) is an American Professional Basketball Player and Social Media Personality from Dalzell, South Carolina. He is best known for playing for the Memphis Grizzlies of the National Basketball Association (NBA).
His real full birth name is Temetrius Jamel Morant. He started his professional career after he was drafted second overall by the Memphis Grizzlies during the 2019 NBA draft. Furthermore, Morant signed with the team on July 2, 2019.
The player made debut in NBA against Miami Heat back on October 23, 2019. He started his freshman year for Murray State and won over Brescia University on November 10, 2017.
Temetrius posted his first triple-double on December 28, 2017, over Eastern Illinois. He recorded 11 points, 10 rebounds, and 14 assists in an 80–52. His sophomore season started he recorded 26 points and 11 assists in a 74–53 win against Wright State.
Moreover, Morant also dubbed to the midseason top 25 watch list for the John R. Wooden Award on January 10, 2019. The same day, the young player broke the school record for most assists in a single game.
He won the title with 18 and scored 26 points against UT Martin. Temetrius Jamel even became the 46th Murray State player with 1,000 career points. In his successful profession, Ja bagged various titles such as Consensus first-team All-American (2019), Lute Olson Award (2019), Bob Cousy Award (2019), OVC Player of the Year (2019), etc.
Before Fame, Parents & Education
Basketball Player Ja Morant was born to his mom & dad on the 10th of August 1999 in Dalzell, South Carolina, United States. Hence, his age is 20 years old, as of 2019. The sportsperson’s father “Tee Morant” used to play high school basketball alongside Ray Allen at Hillcrest High in Dalzell.
Tee performed basketball for Claflin University and later began a professional career abroad. After Ja took birth, he quit playing the spot and became a barber. In addition, his dad remained very important in a successful career.
Tee even trained in his backyard and taught him step-back jump shots. Temetrius’ mother’s name is Jamie Morant. He also has a younger sibling i.e. sister Teniya Morant. The basketball player graduated from Crestwood High School in Sumter, South Carolina.
|Real Full Birth Name||Temetrius Jamel Morant.|
|Nick name||Ja Morant.|
|Profession||Professional Basketball Player and Social Media Personality.|
|Famous for||playing for the Memphis Grizzlies.|
|Age (How old, as of 2019)||20 years.|
|Date of Birth (DOB), Birthday||August 10, 1999.|
|Birthplace/Hometown||Dalzell, South Carolina, United States.|
|Sexuality (Gay or Lesbian)||Straight.|
|Sun Sign (Zodiac Sign)||Leo.|
|House In||Memphis, Tennessee, USA.|
|Social Media Account Stats||Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jamorant/
|NBA draft||Selected by the Memphis Grizzlies in 2019 / Round: 1 / Pick: 2nd overall.|
|Current team||Memphis Grizzlies (#12 / Point guard).|
|Various Accomplishments||1. NCAA season assists leader (2019).
2. Consensus first-team All-American (2019).
3. Lute Olson Award (2019).
4. Bob Cousy Award (2019).
5. OVC Player of the Year (2019).
6. 2× First-team All-OVC (2018, 2019).
7. OVC Tournament MVP (2019).
8. OVC All-Newcomer Team (2018).
|High School Career||Crestwood (Sumter, South Carolina).|
|College Career||Murray State (2017–2019).|
|Height (Tall)||Feet & Inches: 6' 3".
Centimeters: 191 cm.
Meters: 1.91 m.
|Weight||Kilograms: 79 Kg.
Pounds: 174 lbs.
|Body Measurements (Chest-waist-hips)||44-32-36.|
|Shoe Size (UK)||9.|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown.|
|Hair Color||Dark Brown.|
|Parents||Father: Tee Morant.
Mother: Jamie Morant.
|Siblings||Sister: Teniya Morant.|
|Personal Life Relationship|
|Dating History?||Not disclosed by him.|
|Children||Daughter: Kaari J.
|Highest Qualification||High School Graduate.|
|School||Crestwood High School.|
|Alma Mater.||Murray State University.|
|Hobbies & Favorite Things|
|Favorite Celebrities||Actor: Mark Wahlberg.
Actress: Scarlett Johansson.
|Dream Holiday Destination||Australia.|
|Love to do||Reading, Theatre Play & Artwork.|
|Favorite Food||Italian Cuisine.|
|Net worth (approx.)||$5-7 million US dollars (As of 2019).|
Some Lesser Known Facts about Ja Morant
- The 20-years-old Temetrius Jamel Morant is in a relationship with his girlfriend KK Dixon (Instagram Personality).
- On August 07, 2019, the couple welcomed a child, a daughter named Kaari J. The baby arrived two months ahead of schedule and then put in an intensive care unit.
- In the initial days of his career, Morant earned first-team All-OVC and OVC All-Newcomer Team accolades on February 1, 2018, after winning Southeast Missouri State.
- Moreover, he was also one of 20 players invited to Chris Paul’s Elite Guard Camp which was an honor for him.
- How tall: Ja Morant has a tall, lean, and muscular build with an impressive height of 6′ 3″ (191 cm).
- As a sportsperson, the player has a very high metabolism and weighs around 174 lbs (79 Kg).
- On November 24, 2018, the player posted a season-high 13 rebounds, 29 points, and 12 assists against Missouri State.
- Therefore, he became the first Murray State player who ever records multiple triple-doubles.
- He even established a new scoring career-high nine days later on January 19, 2019.
- Temetrius Jamel recorded 40 points, 11 assists, and 5 steals in a victory over SIU Edwardsville.