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Memphis Grizzlies | #12 | Guard

Ja

Morant

PPG

17.8

RPG

3.9

APG

7.3

PIE

13.0

6'3" | 174lb | 21 years

Player Bio

BEFORE NBA

College Career: 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 officially recognize assists 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 three-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, South Carolina… 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 three-time 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).