Jayson Tatum is a Small forward for the Boston Celtics. He was drafted by the Celtics in the 2017 draft as 3rd overall. Jayson Tatum was born on the 3rd of March 1998 in St. Louis, Missouri. He was a student at the Chaminade College Preparatory School. He was one of the top players of his batch and was also rated as a five star recruit in 2016.
|Date of Birth||3rd March, 1998|
|Net Worth||$25 million|
|Current Team||Boston Celtics|
Jayson Tatum was born to Justin Tatum and Brandy Cole. His father was also a basketball player is a coach at Christian Brothers College High School. Jayson’s parents had him at a very young age of 19. He is also the god son of former NBA star, Larry Hughes. Jayson is also Tyronn Lue’s cousin. He grew up with Christian Beliefs and is a religious person. Jayson grew up being friends with Matthew Tkachuk and Harry Giles
In 2015, Jayson Tatum was a part of the St. Louis Eagles Amateur Athletic Union. He got the chance to prove his worth on a stage like the Nike Elite Youth Basketball League. Although the team did not lift the championship, recruiters had seen a lot of scope in the young Jayson Tatum.
Jayson Tatum was approached by many recruiters to play for their teams. he received offers from North Carolina, Kentucky and Saint Louis University. Tatum however decided to give his commitment to Duke University.
Jayson played in the 2014 FIBA Under-17 and 2015 Under-19 World Championships. He made it to the All-World Championship U-19 Team. Tatum also played for USA IN the 2016 Nike hoop Summit.
Jayson Tatum made a mark in Duke colors. In his debut he recorded 10 points and topped his performance in his second game with 22 points.
It was clear that Tatum was a star freshman. He was crowned ACC Freshman of the week. In his time at Duke he earned back to back freshman of the week awards. Jayson Tatum was also the key to helping the Blue Devils get their ACC Tournament Championship. He put up 19 points and 8 rebounds against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish.
He was also named to the ACC-All Freshman team and earned a spot at the third team All-ACC selection. In the 29 games played by Tatum, he averaged 16.5 points and 7.5 rebounds per game .Right after his freshman year, Tatum chose to directly go into the 2017 NBA draft as one-and-done.
The Boston Celtics took a risky option of giving up the no.1 draft pick in 2017 in the hopes of drafting Tatum and another draft pick. Jayson was drafted #3 overall. In the 2017 NBA Summer League, he averaged 18.7 points, 9.7 rebounds in 33 minutes. He was chosen to the All-Sumer League Second Team.
The Celtics debut was a show to watch. Jayson scored a double-double. He also recorded a season-high 27 points, earning him Eastern Conference Rookie of The Month.
Jayson also made his playoff debut in his rookie season. He scored 25 points in his first playoff game. Tatum broke records in his rookie season. He became the youngest player to score 20+ points in four straight games.
In 2019, Jayson Tatum put up 39 points i his game against the Hornets. Jayson broke the record with 41 points against the New Orleans, The season was looking good for him. He earned his first NBA All-Star call up as a reserve on the Eastern Conference. Jayson Tatum made the playoffs once again and their eliminated the Philadelphia 76ers in the first round. In the second round, the Celtics were up against the defending Champions, Toronto Raptors. Tatum had a wonder playoff season and was a key player in the Celtics rotation.
Jayson signed a five year extension worth $195 million. He proved he was worth the money on the opening night of the season. Tatum put up 30 points including the game winning three against the Bucks . However the Celtics suffered a loss when Jayson tested positive for Covid and missed a few games.
Jayson recorded a career high 53 points against the Timberwolves and was the youngest Celtics player to score more than fifty points. It was not long before Tatum topped that performance and put up 60 points.
The Celtics had to fight through the play-in tournament to earn a sport on the playoffs in the 2021 season. Jayson was the Celtics star he put up 50 points and helped the Celtics clinch the seventh see.
The Celtics however were up against the Brooklyn Nets in the first round and even though Tatum was at his best the Celtics were eliminated. Jayson however was robbed in the post season awards. He did not make the All-NBA first or second team.
Though there are rumors that Jayson Tatum has been seeing singer Ella Mai, it is clear that he is happy with his long time girlfriend, Samie Amos. The couple have been in a live in relationship since 2016. She is also the mother of Jayson Tatum’s extremely adorable son, Deuce Tatum.
Samie studied in the same school and university as Jayson and she is also a volleyball player. She seems like a woman who likes to be independent and make her own mark. She doesn’t want to depend on Jayson financially.
According to sources, Tatum has an estimated net worth of approximately $25 Million dollars. Jayson Tatum signed a huge endorsement deal with Jordan, Gatorade ad Honey Dew Donuts.
According to reports, Nike decided to release a Jayson Tatum themes shoe line in 2019. They decided to put up a Jayson Tatum X Nike Air Max 97. The shoe had a red and black theme with a silver tongue that reads ‘Tatum and ‘The Deuce’
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