The NBA announced on Thursday that Memphis Grizzlies Point Guard Ja Morant has won the Rookie of the Year award for 2020. Morant earned 99 out of 100 votes with the 1 outsider voting for New Orleans Pelicans Forward Zion Williamson.
In his debut season, the number 2 overall pick from Murray State ran the floor with the confidence of a veteran. Morant finished his rookie season averaging 17 points per game and 7 assists. The Grizzlies barely missed the playoffs this season after getting bounced out in a play-in game against the Portland Trailblazers in the NBA Bubble.