Who is Ja Morant's dad? Father of Grizzlies star revealed after moment with Donovan Mitchell

Joshua Rogers June 4, 2021
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Who is Ja Morant’s dad, Tee Morant? The father of the Grizzlies star was caught speaking with Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell after Game 5 of the first round playoff series. People want to know more about him – let’s take a look.

Who is Ja Morant’s dad?

Ja Morant was born in Dalzell, South Carolina, to father Tee and mother Jamie Morant.

Ja’s mother was a point guard in high school and a softball player in college, while his father played basketball for Claflin University.

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Tee Morant’s age

Tee is believed to be around 40-50 years of age.

He has two children with wife Jamie, Ja Morant, and his younger sister Teniya Morant.

Tee Morant and Ray Allen

Tee Morant was actually a high school teammate of Ray Allen. After that, he had a successful run in college, participating in an NBA camp in Dallas.

The camp was reportedly a tryout for free agents, but he was told teams were only looking for players 6ft 8inch and taller.

After playing semi-professionally, Tee considered playing pro basketball overseas.

However, when partner Jamie became pregnant with Ja, he abandoned his basketball career and stayed at home, becoming a barber instead.

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Tee congratulates Utah’s Donovan Mitchell after playoff win

Despite Utah Jazz star Donovan Mitchell going to head to head with Tee Morant’s son, Ja, he was still full of praise for the young star.

The Jazz ended the 2021 first round series against the Grizz with a 126-110 victory in Game 5. However, Tee Morant told Donovan Mitchell that he’d be rooting for the Jazz the rest of the playoffs.

“Hey yo, I’m going for y’all right now,” Tee Morant told Mitchell.

“Why? Y’all didn’t have to do that. Y’all didn’t have to show love to us like that.

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Joshua is a senior sports writer with over four years' experience in online writing. He graduated with a BA in Ancient History from The University of Manchester before receiving an MA in Sports Journalism from The University of Central Lancashire. He became a trending writer for a leading social publisher and later spent time covering the 2018 World Cup for The Mirror Online. He then moved to a social marketing agency where he acted as website editor. His specialties on The Focus include F1, tennis, NBA, NFL and combat sports.