Ja Morant

Name: Ja Morant ( Temetrius Jamel Morant )
Born: August 10, 1999
Age: 23 years old
Birthplace: South Carolina, USA
Height: 6 Feet 2 Inches
Occupation: basketball player
Relationship Status: not married
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  • Horoscope: Leo
  • Net worth: $10 000 000
  • Ethnicity: African-American
  • Nationality: American
  • Fathers name: Tee Morant
  • Mothers name: Jamie Morant
  • Education: Murray State University
  • Weight: 79.0
  • Hair color: Dark brown
  • Eye color: Dark brown
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    Ja Morant: biography

    Temetrius Jamel "Ja" Morant is a South Carolina-born Native American professional basketball player. Born August 10, 1999, Temetrius is best known for being a point guard for the NBA's Memphis Grizzlies basketball team. The player is also known as simply «G12». Speaking about his parameters, Temetrius is 188 cm tall and weighs about 79 kg. He is American by birth and of African roots.

    Childhood and youth

    Temetrius is from South Carolina. He was born in Dalzell to his parents, Jamie and Tee. Since Temetrius' parents were sportsmen themselves (Jamie played softball as a point guard in college while Tee was a basketballer and even played with Ray Allen), he has been interested in basketball since an early age. His dad taught him the basics of basketball right in the backyard. Temetrius used to play basketball with guys much older than him when he was younger. Then he started playing in the Amateur Athletic Union as a member of the South Carolina Hornets team. Interestingly, Zion Williamson was one of his teammates at the time. Speaking about his educational background, Temetrius studied at a public high school in Sumter, SC. Then he started playing college basketball at Murray State.

    Basketball career

    His career first started in high school and then continued in college. Temetrius' professional journey started back in 2019 when he was drafted in the first round of the NBA. He was selected by the Memphis Grizzlies.

    Ja Morant
    Ja Morant / Instagram

    Memphis Grizzlies

    Temetrius agreed to a $17.9 million, two-year deal with the Memphis Grizzlies on July 2, 2019. He also made his NBA debut on October 23, 2019, against the Miami Heat, with 14 points, 4 rebounds, 4 assists, one interception, and a blocked shot. Temetrius Young contributed to his team's 106:99 victory against the Washington Wizards on February 9, 2020, by recording his first triple-double in the NBA. He was the NBA's top rookie in assists per game (7.1) and points scored in the 2019–20 campaign (1,138, 17.8 on average per game). Demetrius was named the NBA Rookie of the Year on September 4, 2020. He had 37 points and dished out six assists in the season's first game against the Cleveland Cavaliers on October 20, 2021 (132:121). On October 24, he defeated the Los Angeles Lakers with a total of 40 points and 10 assists (118:121).

    Personal life

    Temetrius is very close with his family, especially with his younger sister, with whom he played basketball in the backyard. On his arm, he even has a tattoo that says "beneath no one." In 2019, Temetrius welcomed a daughter. As of 2022, he is no longer in a relationship with Kadre Dixon; he is single. One of Temetrius' hobbies is listening to music, especially rap. He is a huge fan of Lil Baby, a famous American rapper.

    Ja Morant with his daughter
    Ja Morant with his daughter / Instagram

    Achievements

    Throughout his career as a professional basketballer, Temetrius received the following awards:

    • NBA All-Star (2022).
    • All-NBA Second Team (2022).
    • NBA's Most Improved Player (2022).
    • NBA Rookie of the Year (2020).
    • NBA All-Rookie First Team (2020).
    • consensus first-team All-American (2019).
    • NCAA season assists leader (2019).
    • Lute Olson Award (2019).
    • Bob Cousy Award (2019).
    • OVC Player of the Year (2019).
    • First-team All-OVC (2018, 2019).
    • OVC Tournament MVP (2019).
    • OVC All-Newcomer Team (2018).
    • 12 retired by Murray State Racers.

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