Ja Morant Reacts To Grizzlies Selecting Kennedy Chandler

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    The Memphis Grizzlies selected Tennessee point guard Kennedy Chandler with the 38th pick in the 2022 NBA Draft Thursday night.

    Chandler returns to his hometown to play — and likely back up — one of the league’s budding young stars in Ja Morant.

    Morant and Chandler have a relationship dating back to when Morant first arrived in Memphis after a prolific career at Murray State.

    Morant and Chandler have been complimentary and supportive of each other over the years since with Morant showing Chandler love after the Memphis native earned SEC Tournament Most Valuable Player honors.

    Chandler joining forces with one of his mentors is extremely exciting for the rookie but is just as exciting for Morant.

    See Ja Morant’s draft night reaction to the Grizzlies selecting Kennedy Chandler.

    Ryan Schumpert is a senior at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville who has covered University of Tennessee athletics since the moment he stepped on campus. He just completed a three-year stint with the Daily Beacon, the last two of which as the Sports Editor. Ryan also spent last three years at Volquest providing strong Tennessee baseball coverage of Tony Vitello's resurgent program. While the bulk of Ryan's responsibilities involved beat coverage and writing, he also recorded podcasts for both the Beacon and Volquest. Did we leave out the part about Ryan interning for the Smokies? Ryan's work ethic, versatility, and strong writing skills are but three of the reasons why Vol Nation will be hearing from Ryan for years to come.