Ja Morant's father, Tee Morant, was a professional basketball player in Europe

Ja Morant was not heavily recruited in high school and only received offers from mid-major colleges

Ja Morant was initially a late bloomer physically, standing only 5'9" as a high school sophomore

Ja Morant played AAU basketball for the South Carolina Hornets, coached by his father

Ja Morant wears the number 12 in honor of his father, who wore the same number during his playing career

Ja Morant was the first player in Murray State history to be drafted in the first round of the NBA Draft

Ja Morant won the 2020 NBA Rookie of the Year award, beating out Zion Williamson

Ja Morant has a tattoo on his left arm of the phrase "Live by Faith

Ja Morant has a close relationship with his mother, Jamie, who raised him and his sisters as a single mother

Ja Morant is known for his explosive athleticism, with many of his highlight dunks and plays going viral on social media