Memphis Grizzlies point guard sensation Ja Morant has been announced as the NBA’s Rookie of the Year for the 2019-20 season.
Memphis' Ja Morant was just named NBA Rookie of the Year— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) September 3, 2020
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.
Portland Trail Blazers shooting guard CJ McCollum reacted to the news: