Ja Morant Bio, Age, Net Worth, Real Name, Parents, Wife, Children

Ja Morant was born Temetrius Jamel “Ja” Morant. He is an American professional basketball player, plays for the Memphis Grizzlies of the National Basketball Association.

Ja Morant Wiki / Profile

Full nameTemetrius Jamel “Ja” Morant
NationalityAmerican
Date of birthAugust 10, 1999
Age23 years old
WifeKK Dixon
CareerProfessional basketball player
Height1.88 m
Net Worth$80 million

Ja Morant Biography

Temetrius Jamel “Ja” Morant (born August 10, 1999) is an American professional basketball player. His is nicknamed “G12”. He is a product of college basketball. He played for the Murray State Racers, where he was a consensus first-team All-American as a sophomore in 2019. He was drafted in 2019.

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Ja Morant Age

How Old is Ja Morant? Ja Morant was born on August 10, 1999. He was born in Dalzell, South Carolina, United States.

Ja Morant Height and Weight

How Tall is Ja Morant? He stands at 1.88 m and weighs 79 kg.

Ja Morant Parents (Father and Mother)

Ja Morant was born on August 10, 1999 in Dalzell, South Carolina, United States to Tee Morant and Jamie Morant.

 

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Ja Morant Career

On November 10, 2017, Morant debuted for Murray State with 7 points and a team-high 11 assists in a 118–61 victory over Brescia University of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). He recorded his first career double-double on December 12, 2017, with 10 points, 12 rebounds, and 6 assists in a 69–55 loss to Saint Louis. He posted his first triple-double on December 28, recording 11 points, 10 rebounds, and 14 assists in an 80–52 win over Eastern Illinois. It was the second triple-double in school history, the first coming from Isacc Miles in 1984, and was also the record for most assists at a CFSB Center game, surpassing the old mark of 12 established by Aubrey Reese against Alabama State in 1999. Morant also had the third-most assists in a single game by a Murray State player.

On February 1, 2018, he scored a season-high 23 points against Southeast Missouri State. After averaging 12.7 points, 6.5 rebounds, and 6.3 assists per game, Morant earned first-team All-OVC with his teammates Jonathan Stark and Terrell Miller, and OVC All-Newcomer Team accolades. His 6.3 assists per game ranked 14th in the nation his freshman season. He became the seventh freshman in 25 years to accumulate 150 assists, 150 rebounds, and 10 blocks while shooting at least 42 percent from the field. Morant and Murray State advanced to the NCAA Tournament his freshman season after capturing an OVC Championship in a 68–51 win over Belmont. Morant had 15 points, 5 assists, and 5 rebounds in that game. Murray State would lose in its opening round game to West Virginia, however, falling 85-68 despite Morant’s 14 points.

Morant was drafted second overall during the 2019 NBA draft by the Memphis Grizzlies. On July 2, 2019, he signed a four-year contract worth $39.6 million with the Grizzlies. On October 23, 2019, Morant made his NBA debut, starting in a 101–120 loss to the Miami Heat with 14 points, 4 rebounds, 4 assists, a steal and a block. On November 13, he recorded his first career double-double with 23 points and 11 assists, and hit a game winning layup in a 117–115 victory over the Charlotte Hornets.

On February 9, 2020, he recorded his first career triple-double in a 106–99 win over the Washington Wizards. Morant was selected to the Rising Stars Game for the 2019–20 season. In the 2019–20 season, Morant led all rookies in assists with an average of 7.1 assists per game, as well as total points scored, with 1,138 (17.8 points per game). At the end of the season, he was named the NBA Rookie of the Year and earned the NBA All-Rookie First Team honor.

On January 29, 2023, Morant put up his seventh career triple-double with 27 points, 10 rebounds, and 15 assists in a 112–100 win over the Indiana Pacers. He also became the first player in Grizzlies history to put up at least 25 points, 10 rebounds, and 15 assists in a game. On February 2, Morant was named to his second NBA All-Star Game as a reserve guard for the Western Conference.

Ja Morant Girlfriend

The two-time All-Star is in a relationship with KK Dixon. Ja Morant and Dixon started their love life in 2017 when they met in college as freshmen. They made their relationship public in 2018. Dixon gave birth to Morant’s only child, Kaari Jaidyn Morant, in 2019.

Ja Morant Children

Ja Morant has a child. He named his child Kaari Jaidyn Morant. Dixon gave birth to Morant’s only child, Kaari Jaidyn Morant, in 2019.

Ja Morant Net Worth

Ja Morant has an estimated net worth of $80 million US dollars. He earns over $11 Million in salary annually.

Source: Ngnews247.com

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