Morant continues to leave his mark on Murray State with recovery room donation

Former Racer and 2020 NBA Rookie of the Year Ja Morant donated a new rest and recovery room to his alma mater. (Photo courtesy of Racer Athletics and Hyperice)

Simon Elfrink

Staff Writer

selfrink@murraystate.edu

Former Murray State basketball star Ja Morant continues to give back to the Racer Nation with the donation of a brand new recovery room for Racers to enjoy.

The NBA Rookie of the Year teamed up with Hyperice, a recovery and performance technology brand, to design the recovery room, which will be dubbed the “Murray State Recovery Zone.” The room will feature NBA-approved recovery technology for the benefit of Murray State Athletics.

The Daily Memphian described Morant’s announcement as a surprise, appearing only for a brief Zoom call to tell Murray State Athletics about the room’s design and construction.

“I’m just here to say congrats on the [Murray State Recovery Zone],” Morant said. “Hopefully it’s done soon. Use those items to recover faster and move better.”

The room  will feature the same professional equipment used by Morant himself, in addition to a mural of the phenomenal player.

“I always tell myself that my body makes my money,” Morant said. “I always try to go out and play the hardest that I can. This is just a congrats and a good luck on the season. I will be there supporting wherever I can. Keep working!”

Racer basketball Head Coach Matt McMahon appeared on Twitter to thank Morant for his generosity. McMahon’s post included a picture of the room’s design and a shoutout to Hyperice as the “official recovery technology partner of Murray State Basketball.”

“Special thanks to Racer Legend [Morant] for continuing to generously give back to Murray State,” McMahon said. “Our basketball program is thrilled to partner with [Hyperice]!”