Jamel Morant is a professional basketball player for the Memphis Grizzlies of the NBA. Before getting drafted into the Grizzlies in the 2019 NBA Draft, Morant played college basketball for the Murray State Racers. As a sophomore college player, he became a consensus first-team All-American in 2019. In 2020, he was named the “NBA Rookie of the Year”.
Although Morant was named thrice as the “All-Region Most Valuable Player” and earned the All-State honors at the Crestwood High School, he was only lightly recruited by NCAA Division I programs and unranked by recruiting services. But he went to make an immediate impact as a freshman at the Murray State University and earned first-team all-conference honors at the Ohio Valley Conference.
Morant was spotted leaving the court area in a wheelchair, on 28th December 2020 during the Grizzlies game against the Brooklyn Nets, after spraining his left ankle. The Grizzlies’ Coach, Taylor Jenkins said, “It sends a shock for a second but then guys just kept plowing along”.
What Is Ja Morant’s Net Worth?
Morant’s Net Worth is still under review and will be updated when information is received.
According to Sportac, Morant currently earns an average salary of $9,166,800 per year. He signed a three-year, $27,500,400 deal with the Grizzlies, including a $27,500,400 guaranteed bonus. It is estimated that he will earn a base salary of $9,166,800 in his next season while carrying a cap hit of $9,166,800 and a dead cap value of $9,166,800.
Morant is making 5% more than he did in the 2019 season. He has become the 139th highest-paid NBA player, jumping one spot above from last year. According to HoopsHype.com, Morant is the 64th best-paid guard in the 2020 season and was the 8th best-paid Grizzlies player in the 2019 season.
Ja Morant Suffers An Injury
Morant suffered a sprained left ankle during their game against the Nets on 28th December 2020. According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, there is no fracture, but the team is waiting for the results of an MRI.
During the game, Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot went up for a jumper, and Morant made a wild attempt at blocking his shot. But he landed on Luwawu-Cabarrot’s foot, twisting his ankle. He was immediately taken back to the locker room in a wheelchair. The Grizzlies quickly announced that Morant would not return to the game.
The Grizzlies’ Coach, Jenkins said Morant would be evaluated again in Boston before their game against the Celtics on 30th December 2020.
More On the Player’s Life
Morant has a younger sister who grew up playing basketball with him and now competes for the Hillcrest Middle School. He has the words, “beneath no one”, a piece of advice his mother gave him, tattooed on his left arm. Morant has a daughter with his girlfriend, KK Dixon.
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