Ja Morant is a basketball phenom from South Carolina who has taken the NBA by storm. He is one of the must-watch athletes in the sport of basketball ever since he stepped foot on an NBA floor. His mother, Jamie Morant, has been a key figure in the young NBA star’s life. Since his childhood, the two have always shared a close bond.
Jamie Morant’s Family
Jamie Morant was born on December 20, 1975 in Sumter Town, South Carolina. She married her college sweetheart, Tee Morant. The couple was really passionate about basketball. Jamie was a point guard in high school and a softball player in college while Tee played basketball for Claflin University. Jamie got pregnant when Tee was in the prime of his basketball occupation, playing alongside another NBA legend Ray Allen. When he found out about the pregnancy, he gave up his basketball occupation and went to work as a barber instead. On August 10, 1999, Temetrius Jamel “Ja” Morant was born, who lived his parents dream and went on to become a successful Basketball player.
Ja also has a younger sister named Teniya Morant, who also plays basketball. Tee trained the children in his backyard and taught them step-back jump shots and bought tractor tires for them to practice jumping with a soft landing. Ja played high school basketball at Crestwood High School in South Carolina, where he was a standout player and caught the attention of college recruiters, and his journey towards success started.
Ja is a proud father to a young daughter, Kaari Jaidyn Morant born in 2019, with his ex- girlfriend KK Dixon, also known as Kadre Dixon. Ja & KK are no longer together but have decided to co-parent their daughter.
Jamie Morant’s Net Worth
Jamie Morant came into prominence because of her celebrity son, Ja Morant, who is a renowned professional basketball player. Jamie Morant was also a basketball player in her younger years, though not as successful as her son, but she raised her son in a sporting environment triggering his passion for the game. Jamie has not disclosed her net worth in public, but her son is one of the richest NBA players. Ja Morant’s net worth is estimated to be $80 million in 2023.
Ja became the first player in NCAA history to average 20-plus points and 10-plus assists per game for a single season. In 2020, he was named NBA Rookie of the Year. He was also selected as a starter for his first NBA All-Star Game in 2022 and won the NBA Most Improved Player Award at the end of that season. He also has endorsement deals with several major brands, including Nike, BodyArmor, and Hulu. He owns 6 luxury cars including Aston Martin Vantage and Rolls-Royce Dawn and lives in a 5,000 square-foot luxury flat costing $14 Million, in Dalzell, South Carolina.