Know About Ja Morant; Stats, Dunk, NBA, Age, Recruiting, Dating

Published Date: 22 Mar, 2019 Updated date: 22 Mar, 2019 By Celebs Podium

Widely considered as one of the potential top-three picks in the 2019 NBA Draft, Ja Morant is flying high with his college career. The young athlete is in the news for his recent Triple Double and a show-stopping Dunk.

Growing up as the son of a former basketball player urged Ja Morant to step in the field of basketball. While he is rising high amidst his college career with the Murray State Racers, he is surely a top prospect to light the stage of NBA on fire.

Short Bio: Age, Father, Height

Ja Morant, age 19, was born as Temetrius Jamel ‘Ja’ Morant on 10 August 1999 in Dalzell, South Carolina. He is the son of a former basketball player father, Tee Morant, and mother Jamie Morant. His father played basketball for Claflin University before steering a professional career. However, Tee let go of basketball and became a barber once Ja was born.

Ja grew up with his younger sister, Teniya, who plays basketball for Hillcrest Middle School in Dalzell. Standing at a tall height of 6 feet and 3 inches (1.91 m), Ja attended Crestwood High School in Sumter, South Carolina. There, he started his amateur basketball career.

College Career, Stats

Though Ja Morant earned All-State distinction at Crestwood High School, he went unranked by the recruiting services and was lightly recruited by NCAA Division I programs. Soon, he made a big impact playing for Murray State Racers and recorded the stats of 12.7 average points, 6.5 rebounds, and 6.3 assists per game in 32 starts as a freshman.

Ja’s debut came with a team-high 16 points in a game against Middle Tennessee on 13 November 2017. He soon recorded his first triple-double with 11 points, 10 rebounds, and 14 assists in an 80-52 victory over Eastern Illinois on 28 December 2017.

Catch Ja Morant’s dunk against Marquette Golden Eagles on 21 March 2019 (Video: Twitter)

The young lad recorded his third triple-double of the current season on 21 March 2019 with 19 points, 16 assists, and 12 rebounds assisting his team in an 83-64 victory over #5 ranked Marquette Golden Eagles. To this point, the star of the college basketball records stats of .487 field goal percentage, .325 3-point field goal percentage, 6.0 rebounds per game, and 8.1 assists per game from 64 starts.

Who Is Ja Morant Dating?

While the young basketball player amazes the world with his sheer on-field talent, Ja Morant finds blessed to have a soulful company of his sweetheart girlfriend off the field. The 19-year-old athlete put light to his dating life in the blissful occasion of Valentines Day.


Ja Morant pictured with his girlfriend on Valentines 2019 (Picture: Ja’s Instagram)

The girl to have won his heart is identified as KK DIXON as of her Instagram name. It seems like the two are sharing a romantic bond for some time now. Peaking into KK’s Insta account, it can be speculated that she is also into basketball. 

Some Interesting Facts About Ja Morant

  • He has tattooed the words ‘beneath no one’ in his left arm which was the advice given by his mother.
  • While playing in the Amateur Athletic Union, Ja was a teammate with recent youngest star Zion Williamson.
  • His career highlights include NCAA single-season assists leader (2019), OVC Player of the Year (2019), and OVC Tournament MVP (2019).
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