Niya Morant Wiki Bio
American celebrity family member Teniya ‘Niya’ Morant was born under the zodiac sign Aquarius on 16 February 2005, in Dalzell, South Carolina. She’s perhaps only known for being the younger sister of Temetrius Jamel ‘Ja’ Morant, a famous American professional basketball player.
Early life and education
Niya was raised in Dalzell alongside her brother Ja, by their mother Jamie Morant and father Tee Morant; their mother played basketball while attending high school and switched to softball upon enrolling at college, while their father attended Claflin University and was on its basketball team. Tee had a dream of going professional, and had already begun negotiations with a couple of European teams, however, because Jamie had become pregnant, he chose to leave basketball behind him and started working as a barber.
The family eventually relocated to Germantown, Tennessee where Niya attended Houston High School; it was during her time there that she fell in love with basketball, and then began playing for the school team.
Niya’s matriculated just recently in 2023, and although this is yet to be confirmed, it’s widely believed that she’s enrolled at college on a basketball scholarship.
Niya’s yet to launch a career in any field, but is steadily building a fanbase for herself on the internet; she’s today already followed by more than 300,000 people on Instagram and has uploaded 11 pictures and videos, with most featuring her playing basketball.
She’s also quite popular on TikTok as more than 170,000 people are following her on this network, while all her videos combined have amassed more than 1.2 million likes; most feature her lip syncing, dancing and playing basketball.
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Love life and boyfriend
Niya avoids speaking about her love life on the internet, but it’s believed that today she’s in a relationship with American rapper and YouTuber Sett.
The rumors began circulating the internet after Niya and Sett uploaded a video onto their respective social media accounts, which features them rapping together; he’s steadily making a name for himself in the music industry and his YouTube channel’s today subscribed to by over 60,000 people, while all his 73 videos together have amassed more than 25 million views.
Neither Niya nor Sett have addressed the rumors about them dating, nor has Niya mentioned other boys whom she’s perhaps dated; she seems to be unattached as of November 2023, hasn’t married and doesn’t have children.
Interesting facts and hobbies
Niya spends most of her spare time playing basketball, whether at school or at a local court with her friends.
She’s physically highly active, as she runs nearly every day and has several training sessions at the gym every week.
Niya likes to listen to music and Rihanna’s one of her favorite singers.
She’s become passionate about travelling and has already been to a couple of US states to play basketball; her dream travel destination’s London, England.
Rosario Dawson’s one of Niya’s favorite actresses, and some of her favorite movies include “Seven Pounds”, “Gimme Shelter” and “Zombieland: Double Tap”.
Height, age and net worth
Niya’s age is 18. Her eyes and hair are brown, she’s 5ft 7ins (1.7m) tall and weighs around 140lbs (64kgs).
Niya doesn’t have her own independent net worth as of November 2023, but her brother Ja’s net worth’s been estimated at over $50 million, as of November 2023.
Who is her brother Ja?
American professional basketball player Temetrius Jamel ‘Ja’ Morant was born under the zodiac sign Leo on 10 August 1999 in Dalzell. He’s steadily making a name for himself in basketball, and is currently playing in the National Basketball Association (NBA) with the Memphis Grizzlies, for whom he had previously cheered.
Ja played college basketball at Murray State University before being selected as the second overall pick in the 2019 NBA Draft by the Grizzlies.
Ja’s journey to the NBA is a testament to his talent, hard work and determination; growing up, he showed great skills and played at Crestwood High School in Sumter, South Carolina. Despite not having been heavily recruited by major college programs, Ja’s skills caught the attention of Murray State, where he would go on to make a significant impact.
During his freshman season at Murray State (2017-2018), Ja quickly became an important team player, averaging an impressive 12.7 points, 6.5 rebounds and 6.3 assists per game, showcasing his versatility on the court. His outstanding performances earned him the Ohio Valley Conference (OVC) Freshman of the Year Award, setting the stage for what would be a remarkable college career.
In his sophomore season (2018-2019), Ja elevated his game to new heights and led the nation in assists per game with an impressive 10.0, and his scoring improved significantly, averaging 24.5 points per game. Ja’s dynamic playing style, characterized by explosive dunks and precise passing captured the attention of NBA scouts and fans alike.
Ja Morant has 27 points, the most in a first half by a Grizzlies player over the last 25 seasons. pic.twitter.com/CpelFEO2va
— NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) February 17, 2022
One of the most memorable moments of Ja’s college career came in the 2019 NCAA Tournament; Murray State faced off against Marquette in the first round, and Ja delivered a stellar performance, recording a triple-double with 17 points, 16 assists, and 11 rebounds. This performance not only showcased his individual brilliance but also helped Murray State advance in the tournament.
Ja’s success at the collegiate level translated into high expectations as he entered the 2019 NBA Draft; the Memphis Grizzlies, recognizing Ja’s potential as a franchise player, selected him with their second overall pick and this marked a turning point in the Grizzlies’ franchise, as they looked to Ja to become their next star player.
In his rookie season with the Grizzlies (2019-2020), Ja lived up to the hype and more; he displayed maturity beyond his years, earning the NBA Rookie of the Year Award, averaging 17.8 points, 7.3 assists and 3.9 rebounds per game, leading all rookies in scoring and assists. His impact extended beyond statistics, as he played a pivotal role in helping the Grizzlies secure a spot in the NBA Playoffs, making them one of the league’s most exciting young teams.
Ja’s sophomore season (2020-2021) further solidified his status as a rising star in the NBA; despite having faced injuries that temporarily sidelined him, he continued to improve his game and made his debut playoff appearance, but the Grizzlies lost to the Utah Jazz in five games.
The following season saw Ja win the NBA Most Improved Player Award, and on 6 July 2022, he signed a five-year extension with the Grizzlies.
Ja has a daughter Kaari Jaidyn Morant with his girlfriend Kadre Dixon; the two have been together since 2017, and Kadre gave birth to their daughter in 2019.