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Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame names Ja Morant Male Professional Athlete of the Year

Updated: May. 20, 2021 at 10:32 AM CDT
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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - Memphis Grizzlies’ Ja Morant is named Male Professional Athlete of the Year earning a spot in the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame.

The state hall of fame says Morant, the 2019-2020 NBA Rookie of the Year, started all 130 of his regular-season games averaging 18.4 points, 3.9 rebounds and 7.3 assists since he was drafted in 2019.

He’s also a leader for the Grizz in scoring and assists in the last two seasons and is one of the six NBA players under the age of 22 to hold a career average of 18 points.

Morant will be presented with the award during a TV special the weekend of June 26.

Congratulations Ja!

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