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Memphis Grizzlies | #12 | Guard

Ja

Morant

PPG

27.4

RPG

5.7

APG

6.7

PIE

16.3

HEIGHT

6'3" (1.91m)

WEIGHT

174lb (79kg)

COUNTRY

USA

LAST ATTENDED

Murray State

AGE

23 years

BIRTHDATE

August 10, 1999

DRAFT

2019 R1 Pick 2

EXPERIENCE

3 Years

6'3" | 174lb | 23 years

DRAFT

2019 R1 Pick 2

BIRTHDATE

August 10, 1999

COUNTRY

USA

LAST ATTENDED

Murray State

EXPERIENCE

3 Years

Player Bio

PROFESSIONAL CAREER

The 2019-20 NBA Rookie of the Year started all 130 of his appearances in two seasons with the Memphis Grizzlies… Has averaged 18.4 points, 3.9 rebounds and 7.3 assists in 31.7 minutes while shooting 46.3 percent from the field, 31.7 percent from 3-point range and 75.0 percent from the free throw line… Has officially missed 14 games due to injury and one game for rest… Has scored in double figures 120 times, including 54 games with at least 20 points, nine games with at least 30 points and one game with at least 40 points… Has grabbed double-digit rebounds three times… Has recorded double-digit assists 31 times… Has posted 29 double-doubles, including three triple-doubles… His longest career streak of games scoring in double figures is 31 (Jan. 24-Dec. 26, 2020)… His longest career streak of games scoring at least 20 points is five (April 19-26, 2021)… His longest career streak of games with double-digit assists is three (twice, last from Feb. 10-14, 2021).

BEFORE NBA

Starred for two years at Murray State University (2017-19), where as a sophomore he became the first player to average at least 20 points and 10 assists per game since the NCAA began to recognize assists officially in 1983-84… Started all of his 65 games with the Racers and averaged 18.7 points, 6.1 rebounds, 8.2 assists and 1.35 steals in 35.3 minutes while shooting 48.5 percent from the field, 34.3 percent from 3-point range and 81.0 percent from the free throw line… Named the 2019 OVC Player of the Year and OVC Tournament MVP before leading Murray State to the second round of the NCAA Tournament… A consensus 2019 All-American selection… Recipient of the 2019 Lute Olson Award and 2019 Bob Cousy Award as the nation’s best point guard and selected to The 2019 Wooden Award All-American Team… Two-time selection for the All-OVC First Team (2018, 2019)… Scored in double figures 57 times, including 27 games with at least 20 points, six games with at least 30 points and one 40-point performance during his collegiate career… Recorded 26 double-doubles, including four triple-doubles.

PERSONAL LIFE

Born Aug. 10, 1999 in Dalzell, S.C… Full name is Temetrius Jamel Morant… Son of Tee and Jamie Morant… Named South Carolina 3A All-State as a junior and senior at Crestwood High School… A three-time South Carolina All-State selection and threetime Region MVP… Finished as Crestwood’s all-time leading scorer with 1,679 points… Averaged 27 points, eight rebounds and eight assists per game as a senior (2016-17).