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Memphis Grizzlies | #12 | Guard

Ja

Morant

PPG

28.5

RPG

6.4

APG

7.6

PIE

18.7

HEIGHT

6'2" (1.88m)

WEIGHT

174lb (79kg)

COUNTRY

USA

LAST ATTENDED

Murray State

AGE

23 years

BIRTHDATE

August 10, 1999

DRAFT

2019 R1 Pick 2

EXPERIENCE

3 Years

6'2" | 174lb | 23 years

DRAFT

2019 R1 Pick 2

BIRTHDATE

August 10, 1999

COUNTRY

USA

LAST ATTENDED

Murray State

EXPERIENCE

3 Years

Player Bio

Morant was born in 1999 in Dalzell, South Carolina. As both a junior and senior at Crestwood High School, Morant earned South Carolina 3A All-State honors. He was also a three-time Region MVP. As a senior, he averaged 27 points, eight rebounds and eight assists per game. Morant finished as the school's all-time leading scorer (1,679 points). Check the South Carolinian out on Twitter (@JaMorant). As a sophomore, Morant was named to the All-America first team by the National Association of Basketball Coaches after the 2018-19 season. He was also pegged as the Ohio Valley Conference Player of the Year. The guard led the nation in assists in 2018-19 season with 331, which were also the sixth most in NCAA single-season history. Morant was also eighth in the country in average scoring (24.5 points) and ninth in double-doubles (20). He was also the MVP of the OVC Tournament after averaging 32.5 points, 6.5 rebounds and 5.5 assists en route to the tournament title. Despite losing in the first round of the NCAA Tournament (to Florida), Morant tied an NCAA first-round record with 16 assists. As a freshman Morant was named to the All-OVC first and All-OVC Newcomer teams. Morant declared for the 2019 NBA Draft after his sophomore season. The Datzell, South Carolina native was drafted No. 2 overal by the Grizzlies.