Ja Morant is an American professional basketball player who plays for the Memphis Grizzlies in NBA. Morant went to Crestwood High School for his education and he played for his school basketball team where he ended up as the all-time leading scorer for his team (1679 pts) in 2017.
He used to practice basketball from a very young age in his backyard with his father Tee, who was also a basketball player at Claflin University and taught Morant about step-back jump shots. Morant left school as a three-time All-region MVP. He was also a star player in his college at Murray State University.
Overall, he has played 248 games for Memphis Grizzlies after beginning his professional career in the year 2019.
Age: 23 years
Date of Birth: 10 Aug 1999
Height: 6 feet 2 inches
Position: Point Guard
Ja Morant's net worth is estimated to be $50 million by sources like Celebrity Net Worth and currently his salary is said to be $38 million. Ja Morant initially signed a two-year contract with Memphis Grizzlies for $17.8 million and in 2021, he extended his contract by signing a new four-year deal worth $39.6 million.
Later in September 2022, he signed a new five-year contract with Grizzlies which was estimated to be worth $231 million, which made his average annual salary up to $38.6 million. He also signed exclusive deals with companies like Powerade ($10 million per year) and Nike ($12 million per year).
Ja Morant owns expensive cars like Lamborghini Urus, Dodge Charger Hellcat, Mercedes Benz GLE Coupe, Jeep Wrangler, and Rolls Royce Dawn.
Records and Achievements:
* Two times NBA All-Star (2022, 2023)
* NBA Rookie of the Year in 2020
* Was included in All-NBA Second Team in 2022
* NBA Most Improved Player in 2022
* Won Lute Olson Award and Bob Cousy Award in 2018-19
* Won OVC (Ohio Valley Conference) Player of the Year and MVP award in 2019
* NCAA Season Assists leader in 2019
* First Player in NCAA history to average 20-plus points and 10-plus assists per game for single season
* Was included in the NBA All-Rookie First Team in 2020
* Two times included in First-Team All-OVC in 2018 & 2019