Ja Morant

Position Guard
Height 6'3"
Weight 175 lbs
Birthplace Dalzell, South Carolina
Current Team Murray St.
  • Grizzlies’ Ja Morant says he will not play in 2019 NBA Summer League

    Clutch Points "Memphis Grizzlies rookie point guard Ja Morant says he will not play in the 2019 NBA Summer League. Morant underwent right knee surgery at the beginning of June. The Grizzlies selected Morant with the second overall pick in the 2019 NBA Draft. Ja is now the new face of the..." June 20

  • Grizzlies select former Murray State point guard Ja Morant No. 2 overall in NBA Draft

    Memphis Commercial Appeal "The Grizzlies took a major step toward remaking the franchise on Thursday night by selecting Murray State point guard Ja Morant with the No. 2 overall pick in the NBA Draft. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver announced the pick from the stage of Barclays Center in New..." June 20

  • Prospects to Pros: Comparing the 2019 NBA Draft Class to NBA Greats

    Complex "The NBA Draft has become a bigger deal than the NBA Finals. Both take place in the same month, but only one can change the fortunes of all 30 franchises. In fact, for many fans, the promise and potential of the incoming crop of players have eclipsed the biggest games of the NBA season...." June 19

  • The only thing that separates Ja Morant from RJ Barrett

    New York Post "The Knicks may get themselves a potential All-Star on Thursday just by waiting for Memphis to select. According to Ryan Blake, draft consultant to the NBA, the Knicks can’t go wrong with the third pick in the draft at Barclays Center. At No. 2, Memphis will take either Murray..." June 18

  • Pelicans’ new draft plan could allow Ja Morant to fall to Knicks

    New York Post "The Pelicans could still have a hand in the Knicks’ future. Following the Anthony Davis trade with the Lakers, New Orleans holds the fourth pick in Thursday’s draft and is exploring all sorts of options. According to an NBA source, New Orleans has..." June 18

  • Knicks will reportedly host Ja Morant for a workout

    Larry Brown Sports "The New York Knicks are in all likelihood not going to get a shot at drafting Ja Morant with the third overall pick, but they are doing their due diligence just in case. SNY’s Ian Begley reports that the Knicks are expected to host Morant for a pre-draft workout this..." June 13

  • Ja Morant to reportedly visit the Memphis Grizzlies

    Talk Basket "Former Murray State point guard Ja Morant and the likely No. 2 pick in the upcoming NBA Draft, will reportedly have a meeting today with the Grizzlies in Memphis. Last season, Morant averaged 24.5 points, 10.0 assists and 5.7 rebounds per game. " June 09

  • Zion Williamson leads 9 invited to draft green room

    ESPN "Nine players received invitations to attend the NBA draft and sit in the green room, a source told ESPN. Zion Williamson, Ja Morant, RJ Barrett, Darius Garland, De'Andre Hunter, Jarrett Culver, Coby White, Cam Reddish and Jaxson Hayes received the first batch of invites, the..." June 08

  • Report: projected No. 2 pick Morant to undergo minor knee surgery

    Sportsnet "Ja Morant will undergo a minor scope on his right knee, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported Saturday. The point guard out of Murray State is expected to make a full recovery in three to four weeks. Morant, 19, is projected to go No. 2 in the NBA draft after being the..." June 01

  • Top NBA Draft Prospect Ja Morant Will Reportedly Sign With Nike

    Dime Magazine "The real intrigue left in the 2019 NBA Draft is what will happen after the New Orleans Pelicans draft Zion Williamson. The Pelicans won the right to pick first in the draft last month, and while it’s uncertain whether Zion will get to play with Anthony Davis, it’s clear the Pelicans..." May 27

  • Ja Morant disses LeBron James with top-five list

    Sportsnaut "Former Murray State guard Ja Morant was a sensation this past college basketball season. It’s likely going to lead to the point guard being the No. 2 overall pick of the Memphis Grizzlies in next month’s NBA Draft. Morant should be excited about heading to..." May 22

  • Grizzlies expected to draft Ja Morant, deal Mike Conley

    Sportsnaut "There’s been two different rumors flying around the Memphis Grizzlies after they landed the No. 2 overall pick in next month’s NBA Draft. Reports have long indicated that Memphis is looking to deal veteran point guard Mike Conley. Meanwhile, other reports conclude..." May 22

  • Ja Morant says he’ll be happy wherever he’s drafted

    Clutch Points "Murray State point guard Ja Morant says he’s going to be happy wherever he gets drafted in the 2019 NBA Draft, which is on June 20. Morant is widely expected to be selected by the Memphis Grizzlies with the second overall pick. Morant averaged 24.5 points, 5.7 rebounds..." May 18

  • Knicks have Ja Morant ahead of R.J. Barrett on their early NBA Draft board

    Clutch Points "The New York Knicks may have failed to win the first overall pick in the draft lottery last Tuesday, but they are still in a very good position with the No.3 pick. It is expected that the New Orleans Pelicans will select collegiate megastar Zion Williamson with the No.1 pick. And..." May 17

  • Ja Morant met with Pelicans, Grizzlies, Knicks at combine

    Yardbarker "While he seems very likely to be selected by Memphis with the No. 2 overall pick, Murray State point guard Ja Morant covered his bases at this week’s draft combine in Chicago, according to Jeremy Woo of SI.com, who reports (via Twitter) that Morant met with the Pelicans, Grizzlies and..." May 17

  • Will Suns try to trade up in effort to land Ja Morant?

    Amico Hoops "The Phoenix Suns tied the Cleveland Cavaliers for the NBA’s worst record, but that meant nothing on NBA draft lottery night. Instead of finishing in the top three, the Suns dropped all the way to sixth. But instead of pouting, first-year general manager James Jones may be..." May 16

  • Sources: Grizzlies make it known they'd pick Ja Morant

    ESPN "The Memphis Grizzlies have told interested parties in Chicago, where the NBA draft combine is underway, that they intend to select Murray State guard Ja Morant with the No. 2 pick, provided the New Orleans Pelicanstake Duke's Zion..." May 15

  • College coach: Why Ja Morant and Knicks are perfect match

    New York Post "The head coach at Murray State believes Broadway is the perfect stage to showcase Ja Morant’s point-guard “basketball genius,’’ and predicts he will be one of the NBA’s top shoe salesmen if he lands with the Knicks. Morant, the creative sophomore being..." May 08

  • Top-ranked PG Morant believes he's a 'point God'

    Bleacher Report "Star prospect and potential top-three pick Ja Morant isn't lacking for confidence ahead of June 20's NBA draft, describing himself as a "point god" on the Posted Up podcast with Yahoo Sports' Chris Haynes. "The ability to not only make plays for me..." May 06

  • Zion? Anthony Davis? Morant? How Knicks will decide as dominoes fall

    New York Post "Would the Knicks draft for need if they don’t win next week’s lottery and instead wind up with the second or third pick? The Knicks view power forward as their greatest need following the Kristaps Porzingis trade. It just so happens that is the NBA position of..." May 06

  • Report: Despite rumor to contrary, Suns would draft Zion Williamson over Ja Morant with No. 1 pick

    Yahoo! Sports "The rumor the Suns might draft Ja Morant over Zion Williamson with the No. 1 pick? It was never that believable. Now comes concrete reporting to the contrary. John Gambadoro of Arizona Sports 98.7:

  • Suns Could Have Interest In Trading Up For Ja Morant If They Fall Out Of Top-2

    Real GM Basketball "The Phoenix Suns could have interest in trading up to No. 2 if a team ends up in that slot that already has a point guard. The Suns, however, would draft Zion Williamson first overall if they were to win the lottery despite their need for a point guard. " April 23

  • Zion Williamson vs Ja Morant Isn't Even a Debate

    The Big Lead "Supposedly, the geniuses who run the Suns, last playoff appearance circa 2010, would prefer to draft Ja Morant over Zion Williamson. With all due respect to Morant and his future in the NBA, that report via Sam Vecenie of The Athletic dropping today, April 20, is appropriate because..." April 20

  • Suns prefer Ja Morant Over Zion Williamson In 2019 Draft

    Fadeaway World "On Wednesday morning, Jerry West compared passing on Zion Williamson in the upcoming draft to passing on Michael Jordan. He made it clear: not selecting Zion when you have the chance would be a tremendous mistake.

    April 20

  • Jerry West believes Ja Morant is the best player in 2019 Draft

    Clutch Points "Jerry West is as iconic as an individual as any in NBA history. “The Logo” is not only one of the greatest players ever, but he also one of the best executives the game has seen. West has a brilliant track record in the front office, having drafted Kobe Bryant in 1996..." April 11

  • Are the Bulls the best fit for Ja Morant?

    NBC Sports Chicago "Ja Morant officially declared for the NBA Draft on Thursday, which brings to mind his eventual landing spot and where he would be a good fit. Morant figures to be one of the first players taken after Zion Williamson in the draft and the Bulls are in need of a point guard with Kris..." April 05

  • Ja Morant Reportedly Will Declare for 2019 NBA Draft, Leave Murray State

    Bleacher Report "Murray State Racers guard Ja Morant didn't need a powerhouse school to bolster his NBA stock and reportedly will officially declare for the 2019 draft on Wednesday.   Shams Charania of The Athletic and Stadium reported Morant will make his decision official at a..." April 03


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