Teniya Morant Commits To Mississippi Valley State University Basketball Team


Teniya Morant, sister of Memphis Grizzlies’ All-Star Ja Morant, announced her commitment to Mississippi Valley State University. Teniya broke the news via her Instagram on Wednesday. Mississippi Valley was the first Division 1 basketball program to offer her a scholarship in January. Grambling then followed. Morant, a 5’3″ guard, recently graduated from Houston High School where she averaged 11.7 points and 4.7 rebounds per game. Morant led Houston High School to a 19-12 record, including a 9-4 record in their district.


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Mississippi Valley State University’s basketball program faced a challenging season, finishing with a difficult 2-27 overall record and no wins in the SWAC. The Devilettes have had 10 consecutive losing seasons, with their last winning season occurring in the 2012-2013 school year where they went 17-15 (12-6 in the SWAC). Mississippi Valley loks to return to winning ways with the addition of Morant to the roster.

Justin Lewis, Houston High girls basketball coach, spoke about Morant in a quote obtained by online publication, The Commercial Appeal, saying, “They’re getting a tenacious player that gives it her all on the floor. Somebody that’s going to be vocal. She’s going to work hard.”

Check out highlights from her senior season below!

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