Ja Morant is an upcoming superstar in the NBA and is considered by many to be one of the league’s faces in the near future. As we all know, Morant is only 23 years old and entered the NBA during the 2019 NBA Draft. This was alongside Zion Williamson, RJ Barrett, and Darius Garland.
Although all these players have shown improvement over the past 4 years, there is no denying that Ja Morant has grown the most and even carried his team further in the NBA playoffs. He is turning into an exciting player right before our very eyes. That said, some fans might want to know more about Ja’s accomplishments and basketball resume before entering the NBA. Let us take a closer look and find out.
Which high school did Ja Morant go to?
It turns out that Morant wasn’t very special in the beginning. After all, he wasn’t very tall when compared to other children when growing up. Nonetheless, he always had a sense of passion and determination when it came to playing basketball.
Ja Morant was born in South Carolina to Tee and Jamie Morant. Although Tee was also quite a good basketball player and hoped to go pro, he abandoned his dreams in order to stay at home and take care of his wife once she became pregnant.
Perhaps it isn’t fair to say he abandoned his dream completely. Instead, he passed it on to his young son, whom he trained intensely in order to make Ja achieve the dream that Tee was unable to. As a result, Tee spent countless hours with his young son in their backyard. He even made Ja jump on tire tracks, which has resulted in his explosive athleticism today.
Ja might have wanted to stay close to his family when attending high school. Therefore, he attended Crestwood high school in Sumter, South Carolina. During his three years with Crestwood, Morant’s height increased from 5’9 to 6ft and his basketball play improved furthermore. In fact, by the time he graduated from Crestwood, Ja was the institution’s leading scorer with 1679 points.
While playing in his last few years with Crestwood, Morant averaged 27 points, 8 rebounds, and 8 assists. These impressive numbers led to him being selected by Murray State, where he attended college for two years. Soon he was drafted by the Memphis Grizzlies and all NBA fans know the rest.
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