Ja Morant Real Name, Biography, Age, Height, Salary and Net Worth, Jersey, Girlfriend, Daughter

NBA professional player, Temetrius Jamel “Ja” Morant is a basketball player for the Memphis Grizzlies. When he was a consensus first-team All-American as a sophomore in 2019, he played for the Murray State Racers.

At Crestwood High School in Sumter, South Carolina, he was lightly recruited by NCAA Division I programs and unranked by recruiting services, although he had been named All-Region Most Valuable Player three times and earned All-State honours.

Nonetheless, an instantaneous effect was made at Murray State University, winning first-team all-conference honours in the Ohio Valley Conference (OVC) as a fresher. In his sophomore season, he had a breakout; he led the NCAA in assists and won OVC Player of the Year. Ja Morant was the first player in the history of the NCAA to average 20-plus points and 10-plus assists per game for a single season while a sophomore.

Named the NBA Rookie of the Year in 2020, he was picked out by the Grizzlies with the second overall pick in the 2019 NBA draft. He won the NBA Most Valuable Player and was called to his initial All-Star Game as a starter in 2022 during the closing of the season. In 2022, Morant was chosen to his first All-NBA Team.

Awarded after the season, Morant was also selected to his first All-NBA Team in 2022.

Wikipedia Summary

Name: Ja Morant

Real name: Temetrius Jamel

Date of Birth: August 10, 1999

Age: 23 years

Nationality: American

Profession: Basketball Player

Sister: Teniya

Salary:

Net Worth: $3 Million

Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)

Weight: 174 lb (79 kg)

Daughter:

Girlfriend or Wife: KK Dixon

Jersey: 12 Jersey

Position: Point guard

Dad:

Early life and nationality

Tee and Jamie Morant begat Ja Morant in Dalzell, South Carolina making him an American national. In high school, Morant’s mum was a point guard and a softball player in college whilst his father played for Claflin University and was a high school teammate of Ray Allen. Tee decided to play professional ball abroad after playing semi-professionally but when Jamie took seed, he halted his profession as a Basket player to stay at home and be a barber instead.

Young Morant was taught step-back jump shots and tractor tires were bought for him to practice jumping with a soft landing by his father in their backyard. Growing up, he frequently encountered old big rivals and he would tell his mum, “I’m not worried about the big kids.” Ja played in the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) circuit with the South Carolina Hornets, a small grassroots team based in Columbia, South Carolina.  He was in the same team as Zion Williamson for one whole season who was also part of the top players in the class.

The player had enrollment in Crestwood High School in Sumter, South Carolina. Ja departed as its all-time leading scorer, with 1,679 points, and scored a career-high 47 points against Sumter High School.  The player averaged 27 points, 8 rebounds, and 8 assists per game, acquiring  South Carolina Class 3A All-State honours both years in his last two seasons at Crestwood. Though he could not dunk until he was a senior, he left high school as All-Region Most Valuable Player (MVP).

Date of birth and age

Birthed on August 10, 1999, Jo Morant is 23 years and his zodiac sign is Leo.

Career

In the Grizzlies’ season opener, the player recorded 37 points and six assists in a 132–121 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers on October 20, 2021. He scored 40 points on October 24 while meting out 10 assists in a 121–118 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers. The MVP player put up a season-high 41 points on December 29, behind a career-high six made three-pointers, to lead Memphis to a 104–99 victory over the Lakers

Ja Morant linked his season-high 41 points, in parallel with 8 assists, 5 rebounds and 2 steals in a 118–110 win against the San Antonio Spurs on 26 January. The following day, Ja was chosen to his initial All-Star Game as a West Starter. Day after, the player registered his fourth career triple-double with 30 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists in a 119–109 win over the Utah Jazz. On 16 February, Morant correlated his then career high with 44 points, combining a career-high 20 points in the first quarter, held 5 rebounds and delivered 11 assists in a 123–119 loss against the Portland Trail Blazers. Ja Morant scored a then career-high 46 points in a 116–110 victory over the Chicago Bulls on February 26th. The overall was the record for the majority of points in a game by a Grizzlies player, smashing Mike Miller’s record set in February  2007. 28th February, the player optimum this overall, scoring a career-high 52 points, on an efficient 22-of-30 shooting, encompassing 4-4 from over and above the arc, in a 118–105 win over the San Antonio Spurs. He twisted his right knee against the Atlanta Hawks and skipped nine games. The talented player brought the Grizzlies to their first Southwest Division title in franchise history. With 56 wins, Memphis also linked their franchise record. He was still awarded NBA Most Improved Player Award despite his inability to play 25 games during the regular season. That is a real “GOAT”.

During the 2019 NBA draft by the Memphis Grizzlies, Morant was drafted second overall. He signed a four-year contract worth $39.6 million with the Grizzlies on July 2, 2019. His NBA debut was initiated on October 23, 2019, starting in a 101–120 l fail to the Miami Heat with 14 points 4 rebounds, 4 assists, a steal and a block. On November 13, he listed his early assists, and strike a game-earning layup in a 117–115 victory over the Charlotte Hornets. He recorded his outset career triple-double in a 106–99 win over Washington on February 9, 2020. For the 2019–20 season,

Ja Morant was chosen for the Rising Star Game. The gifted player led all rookies in assists in the 2019-20 season with an average of 7.1 assists per game, as well as total points scored, with 1,138 (17.8 points per game). He won NBA Rookie of the Year and secured the NBA All-Rookie First Team honour at the close of the season.

Skillful Morant added to his records high 44 points, along with nine assists, two rebounds, and two steals in a 131–119 defeat to the San Antonio Spurs. In the freshly made play-in tournament on May 21, 2021, with the eighth and final playoff position on the line, the young talent placed in his book of records 35 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists and led lead Memphis to a 117–112 overtime win over the Golden State Warriors winning the Grizzlies’ initial postseason spot in four seasons.

Net worth

The young talent has done well for himself. He controls an amount of $3 million that he has earned through his career as an NBA player and other streams of income from brands and sponsors.

Family

Tee and Jamie Morant are the names of the player’s parents. He had both parents present in his life. He grew up with his younger sister Teniya whom he used to practice in their backyard. Teniya now contests for Hillcrest Middle School in Dalzell.

Relationship

The player is in a love relationship with his high school sweetheart KK Dixon. The loving duo has a daughter together and she is called Kaari Jaidyn Morant born in the same month as Ja Morant; August 7, 2019.

Height

6 feet tall and 3 inches.

Weight

75 kg

Social media account

Twitter: @JaMorant

Instagram: @Jamorant

Conclusion

The young talented player has the counsel of his dear mother at heart; “Beneath no one”. He has tattooed the inscription on his left arm.