clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Ja Morant wins NBA Rookie of the Year

New, comments

The Memphis rookie takes out the NBA’s top first-year prize after a stellar season with the Grizzlies.

NBA: Play In-Memphis Grizzlies at Portland Trail Blazers Pool Photo-USA TODAY Sports

Memphis Grizzlies point guard sensation Ja Morant has been announced as the NBA’s Rookie of the Year for the 2019-20 season.

After being drafted second in last year’s NBA draft, Morant was central to the Grizzlies’ run to the ninth seed in the Western Conference, which resulted in a play-in game against the Portland Trail Blazers.

Originally drafted out of Murray State University, Morant recorded averages of 17.8 points, 7.3 assists, 3.9 rebounds and .9 steals this season.

Update

Portland Trail Blazers shooting guard CJ McCollum reacted to the news: