Morant grew up in South Carolina. After he was named Rookie of the Year, the state declared Aug. 10th “Ja Morant Day.”

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While attending Crestwood High School, Morant did not receive a lot of attention.

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The Memphis Zoo named one of its giraffes after Morant. "Ja Raf" was only 2 weeks old, matching Morant's height by then.

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He was the youngest player to score 40-plus points in a season opener

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He has three career triple-doubles with the Grizzlies, tied for second-most in franchise history. 

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Morant's girlfriend, KK Dixon, gave birth to their daughter just three days before his birthday on Aug. 7, 2019.

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Morant's full name is Temetrius Jamel Morant. The nickname Ja is short for his middle name.

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Morant was the first member of the 2019 Draft class to secure a shoe deal (with Nike). 

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His dad played high school hoops with Ray Allen

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The 47 points Morant scored against the Jazz that game is the most in NBA playoff history by a player under 22 years old (at the time). 

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