Ja Morant is an American professional basketball player for the Memphis Grizzlies team of the NBA with number 12 at the point guard position.
Memphis Grizzlies point guard Ja Morant is one of the youngest players in NBA history with the nickname of G12. He is a well-known NBA player and he has earned about $80 million of his net worth.
In this article, we will discuss the career, net worth, and reason for the suspension of Ja Morant from team activities.
Biography Of Ja Morant
Ja Morant was born on 10 August 1999, in South California, USA.
Ja’s Mother, Jamie Morant, was a point guard player in her high school and a softball team member at her university.
Ja’s father, Tee Morant, was a high school teammate of Ray Allen and a basketball player at his university.
Ja Morant has a younger sister, Teniya, who also plays basketball.
Ja Morant Education
Ja Morant completed his schooling at Crestwood School in South Carolina and graduated in 2019 from Murray State University.
Ja Morant got his initial basketball training in his backyard from his father who helped him to proficient his moves and improve his strength.
After college, Ja Morant was selected as a basketball team player at the point guard position for the Memphis Grizzlies of the NBA.
Ja Morant’s Career Statistics
Ja Morant’s regular season statistics are:
- Total Games played – 248
- Points per game – 22.4
- Assists per game – 7.4
- Rebounds per game – 4.8
Ja Morant’s playoffs statistics are:
- Games played – 19
- Points per game – 27.3
- Assists per game – 8.6
- Rebounds per game – 6.8
Ja Morant Awards And Achievements
Ja Morant had received many awards and achieved many milestones with his team. A few of which are:
- Two times an NBA All-star player in 2022 and 2023.
- NBA’s most improved player in 2022.
- OVC Player of the Year in 2019.
- NCAA season assists leader in 2019.
- Bob Cousy Award in 2019.
And many more achievements and awards as a player and team from 2018 to now.
Ja Morant’s NBA Earning
In 2019, the Memphis Grizzlies selected Ja Morant with the second overall pick and signed a four-year contract of about $40 million.
Ja Morant signed a five-year Max contract with a net worth of about $194 million which can expand to $231 million.
Ja Morant Brand Endorsement
Ja Morant had signed a deal with Nike, a major shoe company before joining Memphis Grizzlies.
He also has endorsement deals with Wendy’s, Uber Eats, Hulu, Body Armor, and many more brands.
This brand’s deals helped Ja Morant to earn a lot of income and helped him amass his net worth.
Ja Morant’s Net Worth
Ja Morant had made at least $80 million Net worth by playing professional basketball and various brand endorsements.
Ja Morant Suspension
In March 2023, NBA suspended Ja Morant for eight games as he was seen holding a handgun at a Denver club in his Instagram Live.
On May 14, 2023, The Grizzlies suspended Ja Morant from team activities for 25 games without pay. This happened after a video got circulated on social media which shows Ja Morant brandishing a firearm.
Frequently Asked Questions
When was Ja Morant drafted?
Ja Morant was drafted by the Memphis Grizzlies in 2019.
Who is Ja Morant’s Favorite player?
Ja Morant’s favorite player is Allen Iverson.
How tall is Ja Morant?
Ja Morant is 6’3″ (190 cm) tall.
When did Ja Morant got suspended?
Memphis Grizzlies suspended Ja Morant in May 2023 for 25 games in the next season.