If you’re a keen follower of the NBA, you would have become quite familiar with the Ja Morant. Currently affiliated with the Memphis Grizzlies, Morant has been involved in basketball from his childhood days.
The player completed his college career at Murray State University before being drafted by Memphis Grizzlies in 2019. His basketball intelligence, work ethic, and decent skills have helped him gain the love and admiration of his millions of fans.
Back in his college days, he was considered the three-time All-Region Most Valuable player. Similarly, while playing for Murray State University, he was considered the OVC Player of the Year.
Besides basketball, Ja is also involved in social media. J. Cole gave a shout-out to Morat on the song “My Life” from Cole’s album The Off-Season. Likewise, the basketball player also released the Promiseland, a six-episode documentary on his debut NBA season, on June 3.
|Full Name||Temetrius Jamel “Ja” Morant|
|Birth Date||August 10, 1999|
|Birth Place||Dalzell, South Carolina, U.S.|
|Father’s Name||Tee Morant|
|Mother’s Name||Jamie Morant|
|Age||22 Years Old|
|Height||6’3″ (1.91 m)|
|Weight||174 lb (79 kg)|
|Current Team||Memphis Grizzlies|
|Kids||Kaari Jaidyn Morant|
|Net Worth||$3 million|
|Social Media||Instagram, Twitter, Facebook|
|Last Update||July, 2022|
Early Life, Family, and Education
Temetrius Jamel “Ja” Morant, i.e., Ja Morant, is a basketball player born on August 10, 1999, in Dalzell, South Carolina, U.S.
He is born to his proud parents, Tee Morant (father) and Jamie Morant (mother). Tee Morant is also a basketball player who played for Claflin University, participating in an NBA camp in Dallas.
Jamie Morant was a point guard in high school and a softball player in college. Being born in a sports family, Ja’s parents always supported him in sports activities.
Morant grew up along with his younger sister Teniya Morant. She is also a basketball player who grew up playing basketball with Ja in the backyard. Moreover, she also plays for Hillcrest Middle School in Dalzell.
Talking about the educational background of the basketball player, he joined Crestwood High School in Sumter, South Carolina. With Good grades, he successfully finished his high school degree.
Right after completing high school, Ja joined Murray State University from 2017-2019. However, the basketball player dropped his university education after 2 years and started playing in professional leagues.
Ja Morant: Age, Height and Nationality
As of now, Morant is 22 years old. His sun sign happens to be Leo, who is said to be passionate, creative, and self-confident.
Being an NBA star, Ja possesses an athletic body. Likewise, he has a 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) height. Being very conscious about his diet plan and regular exercise, the basketball player weighs around 174 lb (79 kg).
Talking about other physical appearances of Morant, he has got black pair of eyes with brown hair color. However, the details related to Ja body measurements are still unknown.
Not to mention, he also has a tattoo on his left forearm named Morant. It is believed that the name represents his family, and it shows how happy he is to be a part of the Morant family.
Born and growing up in the United States, he belongs to American Nationality. Likewise, he belongs to the African-American ethnical group. However, the religion followed by Morant is still unknown at the moment.
Ja Morant: Professional Career
Morant has been in a basketball career from an early age. He has a unique style of playing basketball and presenting himself on the basketball court.
In this section, we will be discussing the details regarding the basketball career of Morat from an early age to present days affiliations.
As mentioned above, Ja was born in a family with a sports background. So from the early days, he was involved in basketball.
He used to play basketball with his father in the school backyard. His father, Tee Morant, used to teach him the step-back jump shots and bought tractor tires for him to practice jumping with a soft landing.
After attending Crestwood High School, he started playing for the school basketball team. He scored lead points while playing for various tournaments representing his school.
He was also honored by the Most Valuable Player (MVP) title during his school days. Upon completing high school, it was time to attend the university for further education.
Sadly he wasn’t offered a scholarship by any university. Suddenly he was noticed by the coach of Murray State University coach James Kane.
Kane was impressed with the playing style of Morant. So he discussed with Matt McMahon, the head coach of Murray State, and offered the scholarship to Morant.
After that, Morant joined Murray State University and started playing for the team. He joined the university on November 10, 2017.
After playing for two years at Murray State University, Ja decided to leave the university and join the 2019 NBA Draft.
After dropping the university education and basketball team, Morant joined the Memphis Grizzlies. On June 2, 2019, he signed a two-year contract with the team.
During the 2019-2020 season with the team, he played against a professional basketball team. He played against Miami Heat, Washington Wizards, Charlotte Hornets.
Likewise, in the 2020-2021 season, Ja recorded the highest career record while playing against San Antonio Spurs.
Similarly, while playing against the Warriors, he was able to win the match securing high records.
At the beginning of the 2021-2022 season, while playing against Cleveland Cavaliers, Morant’s high score helped win the match.
He played with various basketball leagues for the 2021-2022 season like Los Angeles Lakers, Brooklyn Nets, Denver Nuggets, Utah Jazz.
Ja Morant: Net Worth and Salary
Morant is also one of the most popular faces in the basketball world. Ja has made a successful career from his basketball career. Not only a successful career but has also accumulated a considerable amount of net worth.
Being a professional from 2019, Morant has earned a name and fame along with a hefty amount through his unique basketball styles.
As of 2022, Ja Morant’s net worth is around $3 million. So talking about the salary amount of the basketball career, it is estimated to be around $9,603,360.
After being a team member for Memphis Grizzlies, he signed a contract worth $17 million. In the two seasons with the Grizzlies, he has made a revenue of around $17,351,400.
Moreover, it is estimated that Morant will be considered one of the game’s highest-paid basketball players.
Talking about the physical assets of the basketball player, he lives in a luxurious house located in Memphis. Likewise, he also has a variety of cars collection with him.
Not to mention, he has also surprised his parents along with some expensive cars. The basketball player purchased a white Audi A8 worth $98,900 and gifted it to his mother.
Similarly, he gifted his father a red Dodge Charger car worth $80,945.
Besides basketball, Ja is associated with various brands and many sports companies. He is promoting different brands like Nike, BodyArmor sports drinks.
He also has signed a multi-deal with the Nike Company. Not to mention, he is also the brand ambassador of Hyper Ice, Inc, and many other labels.
To sum up, the basketball player lives a lavish life and enjoys the best phase of his current life.
Ja Morant: Love-Life and Family
Many renowned personalities have some love triangle in their life. Some have a successful love life, whereas some lead to a sad ending.
Although Morant is very successful with his basketball career, he has a failed love life. In addition, the professional basketball player is not a married man.
Previously he was in a love relationship with KK Dixon (Kadre Dixon). It is unclear how the couple started dating each other. However, after sharing the picture in 2018, the news was in the limelight regarding the couple’s relationship.
Similarly, the pair also have a daughter together with them. They welcomed the baby girl Kaari Jaidyn Morant on 7th August 2019.
The baby was born two months before the due date, due to which KK and Kaari had to stay for a few weeks in the hospital.
Not much is known regarding how the couple separated from each other, they have kept it a secret.
After getting separated from his previous relationship, the basketball player is not dating other ladies outside. He is more focused on his career life than on his love life.
It seems that Ja enjoys his single life. He is seen roaming around different parts of the countries, spending his mini-vacation from a tedious schedule.
The Grizzlies member, Ja Morant is often seen active on different social platforms like Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.
On his Instagram, we can see many pictures of the player and his cute little daughter. To connect Morant on social platforms, click the link given below:
What is the jersey number of Ja?
Ja wears jersey number 12. He wears the jersey while playing for the Memphis Grizzlies.
Why did Morat’s father Tee stop playing basketball?
Previously, Tee used to play basketball for Claflin University. However, after his wife was pregnant, he started sitting at home, caring for his wife, and working as a barber.