Ja Morant Bio: Basketball Career & Relation

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 since childhood.

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.

Ja Morant (Source: Instagram)
Ja Morant (Source: Instagram)

He was considered the three-time All-Region Most Valuable player in his college days. 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.

Quick Facts

Full NameTemetrius Jamel “Ja” Morant
Birth DateAugust 10, 1999
Birth PlaceDalzell, South Carolina, U.S.
NicknameJa Morant
ReligionUnknown
NationalityAmerican
EthnicityAfrican-American
Education
  • Crestwood High School
  • Murray State University
HoroscopeLeo
Father’s NameTee Morant
Mother’s NameJamie Morant
SiblingsOne
Age23 Years Old
Height6’3″ (1.91 m)
Weight174 lb (79 kg)
BuildAthletic
Eye ColorBlack
Hair ColorBrown
ProfessionBasketball Player
Active Years2019-Present
Current TeamMemphis Grizzlies
Marital StatusUnmarried
Ex-GirlfriendKadre Dixon
KidsKaari Jaidyn Morant
Net Worth$3 million
Salary$9,603,360
Social MediaInstagram, Twitter, Facebook
MerchPhoto
Last UpdateNovember, 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 a basketball player who played for Claflin University, participating in an NBA camp in Dallas.

Ja(left) with his Father (Middle)
Ja on (left) with his father

Jamie Morant was a high school point guard and a college softball player. Being born into 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 23 years old. His sun sign is 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 and regular exercise, the basketball player weighs around 174 lb (79 kg).

Talking about other physical appearances of Morant, he has a black pair of eyes with brown hair. However, the details related to Ja’s 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 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.

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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.

This section will discuss the details of their basketball careers—Morat from an early age to present-day affiliations.

Early Career 

As mentioned above, Ja was born into 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 in various tournaments representing his school.

During his school days, he was also honored with the Most Valuable Player (MVP) title. Upon completing high school, it was time to attend 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 their playing style 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. 

Professional Career

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, and Charlotte Hornets.

Likewise, in the 2020-2021 season, Ja recorded the highest career record while playing against  San Antonio Spurs.

Ja Morant showing off Grizzlies hoodie (Source: Instagram)
Ja Morant showing off Grizzlies hoodie (Source: Instagram)

Similarly, while playing against the Warriors, he won the match and secured high records.

At the beginning of the 2021-2022 season, while playing against Cleveland Cavaliers, Morant’s high score helped them win the match.

He played with various basketball leagues for the 2021-2022 season, like Los Angeles Lakers, Brooklyn Nets, Denver Nuggets, and Utah Jazz.

Ja Morant: Net Worth and Salary

Morant is also one of the most famous faces in the basketball world. Ja has made a successful career in his basketball career. Not only has he had a successful career, but he has also accumulated considerable net worth.

Being a professional from 2019, Morant has earned a name and fame and 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 a basketball career, it is estimated to be approximately $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 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 and BodyArmor sports drinks.

He also has signed a multi-deal with the Nike Company. He is also Hyper Ice, Inc.’s brand ambassador and many other labels.

To sum up, the basketball player lives lavishly and enjoys the best phase of his current life.

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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 regarding the couple’s relationship was in the limelight.

Similarly, the pair also have a daughter together with them. They welcomed the baby girl Kaari Jaidyn Morant on 7th August 2019.

Morant with his Daughter
Morant with his daughter

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.

Social Media

The Grizzlies member Ja Morant is often seen active on 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 with Morant on social platforms, click the link given below:

Some FAQs

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.

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