Memphis Grizzlies’ Ja Morant was officially selected as the NBA 2020 Rookie of the Year.
Even with Zion Williamson playing during the 2019-2020 NBA season, Ja Morant was the one who ultimately won the ROTY, mostly for his amazing performance throughout the season and leading the Grizzlies inside the NBA bubble.
— NBA Latam (@NBALatam) September 3, 2020
Ja Morant was drafted during the 2019 NBA Draft with the second pick overall, and he overcame all odds, winning the award with 99/100 votes received, earning 498 total points. Miami Heat guard Kendrick Nunn finished in second place with 204 points.
This could be the beginning of a new superstar in the making for the NBA. Congrats, Ja!
— Ja Morant (@JaMorant) September 3, 2020