What is Ja Morant’s Net Worth?
|Net Worth:||$10 Million|
|Full Name:||Ja Morant|
|Annual Salary:||$9 Million +|
Ja Morant is an American NBA player who has a net worth of $10 million. He is one of the youngest American NBA players as well as the most-watched player in history.
He was picked by Memphis Grizzlies as the second overall pick and emerged as a rising star in the NBA. He has an amazing athletic ability and quick feet work. Playing the third season in the league, this player is already in the spotlight and a star.
Ja Morant‘s Net Worth Growth
|Net Worth in 2023||$10 Million|
|Net Worth in 2022||$8 Million|
|Net Worth in 2021||$7 Million|
|Net Worth in 2020||$6 Million|
|Net Worth in 2019||$4 Million|
|Net Worth in 2018||$2 Million|
Born as Temetrius Jamel Morant on August 10, 1999, in Dalzell, to parents of strong sports influence. His father was also a basketball player and played for Claflin University and was a teammate of Ray Allen and his mother played semi-professional softball and point guard during her high school.
Having good sports genes, Morant played for Crestwood High school and was drafted by Murray State where he had two amazing playoffs. In his final year at Crestwood, Morant earned a 3A All-State Honors as the most valuable player during his high school period and was also named the All-Region Most Valuable Player.
His rise in basketball began when he was rated as the best player at Murray State at mid-major and helped Racers, the team he played for, qualify for the NCAA Tournament. He was finally drafted for the NBA in 2019 and rejected 2 more playoffs for his college eligibility.
Morant was chosen by the Grizzlies as the second pick and initially signed for 2 seasons with a whopping $17.8 million contract. By the end of 2019-2020, Morant was voted as the NBA Rookie of the Year and was back for another season.
The reason he stands as an audience favorite is due to his acrobatic shots and marvelous jumping ability which made him a star overnight. Due to the increase in popularity, he could play as a starter at the 2022 NBA All-Star Game. However, Morant was rejected by plenty of senior colleges and hence got back to South Carolina.
At the beginning of his professional career with Murray State, Ja Morant had an average of 12.7 points, 6.3 assists, and 6.5 rebounds as he was the leading player in his team which led them to Ohio Valley Conference Championship.
He soon was ranked on the All-Newcomer Team and First-Team All-OVC. This led him and his team to qualify for NCAA but lost their first game to Virginia.
The following year, Ja Morant’s game drastically improved and was one of the 20 players who was called for Chris Paul’s Elite Guard Camp. During these games, Ja Morant scored well as he paved his way through the opponents easily and grabbed multiple assists throughout the game.
He finished the games with an average of 24.5 points, 10.0 assists, 5.7 rebounds, and 1.8 steals per game by leading Murray State to the Ohio Valley Championship (OVC) and NCAA.
On completing the NCAA Tournaments, Ja Morant decided to forfeit the last 2 years required for college eligibility as he was drafted for the NBA in 2019. He was the season’s highlight and played in the All-Star NBA playoffs averaging 7.3 assists, 17.8 points, and 3.9 rebounds and was named NBA All-Rookie First Team and won an award.
Following this, he played the forthcoming season and recorded a career-high of 44 points but still lost against San Antonio Spurs.
In the same season, the NBA decided to keep qualifying play-offs for the tournaments, which led Memphis Grizzlies to face Utah Jazz that season. Memphis however lost the series in five games to Utah.
The average of the 2021-22 season of Ja Morant’s game stands at 27.4 points, 6.7 assists, 1.7 steals per game, and 5.7 rebounds. He was ranked in the West Started NBA All-Star game. As for the NBA 2022, Memphis Grizzlies secured a playoff to face the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Ja Morant secured a deal with Nike way before getting drafted for the NBA. He has also signed deals with brands like Wendy’s, Uber Eats, Hyperice, Body Armor, and PSD.
As of 2023, Ja Morant’s net worth is estimated at around $10 Million. Morant is eligible for a raise in his pay once he signs an extension for the summer season.
He signed a 4-year / $39,619,840 contract with the Memphis Grizzlies, including $39,619,840 guaranteed, and an annual average salary of $9 million.
Memphis Grizzlies is now represented by Ja Morant as their key player, and it is without a doubt that he will emerge as one of the rising players in this year’s season too.