Jayson Christopher Tatum is a basketball player from America. He was born on March 3, 1998. He played for the team Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Born in St. Louis, Missouri, Jayson Tatum attended hometown Chaminade College Preparatory School, where he was provided with a five-star recruit rating. He was also ranked as one of the best players in the Class of 2016 by recruiting services. Before becoming a part of the 2017 NBA draft, he played college basketball for the Duke Blue Devils. Tatum was selected with the third overall pick by the American professional basketball team, Boston Celtics. He had the privilege of winning the 2019 Skills Challenge during NBA All-Star Weekend.
Jayson Tatum Education And Career Details
Tatum was a student of Chaminade College Preparatory School in Creve Coeur, Missouri. As a newcomer, he averaged 13.3 points and 6.4 rebounds per game and was named ‘2013 Metro Catholic Conference Co-Player of the year’, leading the Red Devils to both (MCC) and Missouri District 2 crowns. As a second-year student, in 2014, he averaged 26.0 points and 11.0 rebounds per game. As a junior, Jayson achieved an average of 25.9 points, 11.7 rebounds, and 3.4 assists per game, while earning Second-team Naismith Trophy All-American honors.
In 2015, he joined the St. Louis Eagles Amateur Athletic Union (AAU is a multisport organization) team on the very challenging league, Nike Elite Youth Basketball League (EYBL) Circuit. On July 11, the Eagles defeated future Duke Blue Devils teammate Harry Giles and Team CP3 74–73 in the Nike Peach Jam Semi-Finals with a game-winning buzzer-beater to advance to the championship game, where Jayson ended the game with 28 points and 5 rebounds. On the 12th of July, Jayson scored 24 points, 7 rebounds, and 4 blocks in a 104–77 loss to the Georgia Stars and future Duke one-and-done ‘Wendell Andre Carter Jr. ‘in the 2015- Nike Peach Jam championship (a popular basketball league game). During the game, he drove the EYBL in scoring with 26.5 points and 9.5 rebounds per game.
Right before his senior year, Tatum verbally agreed on a commitment to Duke University over North Carolina, Kentucky & his mom and dad’s alma mater, hometown Saint Louis University. Among his best senior-year performance were a 40-point, 17-rebound game in a 76–57 win over Bentonville High School (a public school) and its popular basketball hero Malik Monk, then a 46-point game against Huntington Prep and Miles Bridges at the Cancer Research Classic, and a final 40-point game against DeMatha Catholic High School and future #1 NBA draft pick Markelle Fultz at the 2016 HoopHall Classic.
As a senior guy in the year 2015–16, Tatum made a score of 29.6 points and 9.1 rebounds and posted six 40-point games while driving Chaminade to its second Missouri Class 5A state championship. In January 2016, Jayson was picked to play for the 2016 McDonald’s All-American Game where he won the Skills competition, and in the all-star game on March 30, 2016, at the United Center in Chicago, leading the East Team in scoring with 18 points and grabbing 8 rebounds in a 114–107 loss. In the month of April, Jason also became a part of the Jordan Brand Classic, where he scored 18 points in a 131–117 success score against the West team. Tatum was provided with the name ‘ 2016 Gatorade National Player of the Year’.
Tatum was provided with a five-star recruit rating and considered one of the best prospects in the class of 2016. He was provided with the rank No.3 overall recruit behind Harry Giles & Josh Jackson and No.2 small forward in the 2016 high school class.
Before the start of 2016-17, Tatum missed 8 games due to a foot injury. On December 3, 2016, in his Duke debut, Tatum recorded 10 points in a 94–55 win over Maine. On December 6, in the same year, Tatum scored 22 points & 8 rebounds in an 84–74 victory over Florida at the Jimmy V Classic. On December 21, 2016, he scored 18 points, 8 rebounds, and 4 blocks in a 72–61 win over Elon. On January 4, 2017, Tatum scored 19 points in a 110–57 victory over Georgia Tech. On January 7, he scored 22 points and 6 rebounds in a 93–82 victory over Boston College baseball team. On the 21 of January, Jason scored 14 in a 70–58 win over Miami. On February 15, he recorded a season-high 28 points and had 8 rebounds in a 65–55 victory against Virginia. As the fifth seed in the ACC Tournament, Duke vanquished Clemson in the second round and Louisville in the quarterfinals. On the 10th of March, Jayson scored 24 points in a win over rival North Carolina in the semifinals game. On the next day, he scored 19 points and 8 rebounds in a 75–69 victory against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, earning the Blue Devils the ACC Tournament Championship.
Jayson was named to the All-ACC Tournament team since he scored 22.0 points, 7.5 rebounds, and 1.5 steals per game for the team Blue Devils. As the #2 seed getting into the NCAA Tournament, Troy University was vanquished by Duke in the first round but exited early in a 2nd round loss against South Carolina. Tatum tallied16.5 points and 7.5 rebounds per game in the tournament. In his rookie season for Duke in 2016–17, Tatum played 29 games and arrived at he a score of 16.8 points, 7.3 rebounds, 2.1 assists, and 1.3 steals per game and was named to the ACC All-Freshman team & a third-team All-ACC selection. Tatum had a fruitful freshman season at Duke, positioning fourth in made free throws (118), rebounds (fifth), and free throw percentage (849.) At the finish of his freshman season, Tatum opted to go directly into the 2017 NBA Draft as a one-and-done, where he was projected as a first-round selection.
In an arguable move, the general manager of Boston Celtics, Danny Ainge managed away the team’s #1 pick in the 2017 NBA draft to the Philadelphia 76ers, hoping that he could obtain another important draft pick and still set a target for the player he actually wanted, Tatum. Not provided with a high rank as other prospects underrated on draft boards, Tatum was still on the board as the Celtics drafted him #3 overall on June 22, 2017, with the pick they got from Philadelphia. Tatum was the team’s second straight #3 pick for a little forward, following Jaylen Brown in 2016.
During the 2017 NBA Summer League function in Utah, he showed his abilities to effect, averaging 18.7 points, 9.7 rebounds, 2.3 steals, and 2.0 assists in nearly 33 minutes of activity. Later, in Las Vegas, Tatum delivered similar results, averaging 17.7 points, 8.0 rebounds, 1.0 assists, and 0.8 blocks in nearly 32 minutes of action in the three games he was permitted to play. Accordingly, he was named to the All-Summer League Second Team close by Bryn Forbes, Cheick Diallo, Wayne Selden Jr., and Kyle Kuzma.
In his NBA debut, Tatum scored a double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds as the team’s beginning power forward in a 102–99 misfortune loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers. Tatum then recorded a season-high 24 points in success over the New York Knicks on October 24, 2017. He was named the ‘Eastern Conference’s Rookie of The Month for December 2017’
The Celtics completed the season with a record of 55–27, entering the 2018 NBA Playoffs as the second seed in the Eastern Conference. In Game 1 of the first-round series against the seventh seed Milwaukee Bucks, Tatum scored a double-double with 19 points and 10 rebounds. In Game 4 he broke his playoff-high with 21 points and then broke it again in Game 6 with 22. The Celtics defeated the Bucks in Game 7 by a score of 112–96, with Tatum scoring 20 points.
In Game 1 of the second-round series against the third-seed Philadelphia 76ers, Tatum achieved a career-high 28 points in a 117–101 win, becoming the first Celtics rookie to score 25 or more points in a playoff match since Larry Bird during the 1980 NBA Playoffs, additionally against the 76ers. After posting 21 points in a Game 2 victory, he became the youngest player ever to score at least 20 points in four straight playoff games at the age of 20 years, 61 days, surpassing Kobe Bryant who accomplished that feat during the 1999 NBA Playoffs at the age of 20 years, 272 days. After driving the Celtics with 24 points in a Game 3 additional time win in Philadelphia, he turned into the first Celtics rookie to score 20 points in five straight playoff games. Bird held the previous record of four. At the finish of his playoff run, he joined Kareem Abdul-Jabbar as the only rookies in playoff history to record 10 games of 20 or more points scored during their first playoff runs. Furthermore, LeBron James would commend Tatum’s work there, stating ‘He built for stardom”. On May 22, 2018, he was named to the NBA All-Rookie First Team.
Tatum played in the 2014 FIBA Under-17 World Championship and 2015 FIBA Under-19 World Championship, making the Eurobasket.com All-World Championship U19 Second Team.
Representing Team USA at the 2016 Nike Hoop Summit, Tatum witnessed 16 minutes, 57 seconds of action, scoring 14 points, pulling down four rebounds, and furthermore had two assists, two steals and one block.
Jayson Tatum Early Life, Parents
Tatum is the child of Justin Tatum and Brandy Cole. Justin Tatum was a basketball player at Saint Louis University and is also a gym trainer and basketball coach at Christian Brothers College High School in St. Louis, from which he graduated in 1997. He was beforehand the coach and athletics director at Soldan International Studies High School for a long time of six years. Jayson entered this world when his parents were both 19-year-old undergraduates. His mother, Brandy, who is a graduate from Saint Louis University School of Law is now a practising lawyer in the St. Louis area. Tatum is the godson of retired NBA player Larry Hughes, who was his father’s high school and college teammate.nHe is also a cousin of former NBA player and head coach Tyronn Lue. As of 2017, Tatum is a spokesperson for Imo’s Pizza. Tatum is also a Christ believer, crediting Jesus for his success and career.
While in high school at Chaminade College Preparatory School, Tatum maintained a good friendship with NHL forward Matthew Tkachuk of the Calgary Flames, as the two shared the same gym class. Tatum also maintains a good friendship with former Duke teammate and current NBA player Harry Giles.