MEMPHIS – For just the third time in franchise history, a Memphis Grizzly has made multiple All-Star games.
Thursday night, star guard Ja Morant was named to his second straight all-star game and selected as a Western Conference reserve for the game, later this month in Salt Lake City.
Morant is averaging over 27 points, six rebounds, and a career-best 8-plus assists, which is fourth best in the NBA.
Morant joins Grit and Grind greats Marc Gasol and ZBo, Zach Randolph, in making multiple All-Star game appearances.
Gasol with 3.
ZBo, like Ja, with two.
And Morant won’t be alone in Salt Lake City.
For the first time in his five-year career, Jaren Jackson Jr. is an All-Star.
The front-runner for Defensive Player of the Year, Jackson is averaging almost 17 points and 7 rebounds a game while leading the league with over 3 blocks a night.
It’s the first time in franchise history that the Grizzlies will have two teammates play in the same All-Star game, though, Morant and Jackson have been teammates before during All-Star weekend. Both played in the 2020 Rising Stars Game.
This year’s All-Star game is set for Sunday, February 19th.