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
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 the very young age of 19. He is also the godson 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 the 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 a one-and-done.
The Boston Celtics took the 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 Celtic’s 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 in his game against the Hornets. Jayson broke the record with 41 points against New Orleans, The season was looking good for him. He earned his first NBA All-Star call-up as a reserve in the Eastern Conference. Jayson Tatum made the playoffs once again and they 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 wonderful playoff season and was a key player in the Celtics rotation.
Jayson Tatum agreed to terms with the Boston Celtics on a five-year contract. His contract came with a yearly average salary of $32,600,060. Jayson’s base salary in 2022-23 will be $30,351,780.His guaranteed salary would be $163,000,300.
Jayson Tatum has an estimated Net Worth of $30 Million USD in 2023. He is just 25 years old and has already put his name among the highest-paid basketball players in the world.
Tatum is presently seeing Ella Mai, a British singer/songwriter. According to rumors, the couple has been together since 2020 and is still going strong. The media and fans have seen Mai and Tatum together countless times.
Tatum and his high school sweetheart, Toriah Lachell, had their son, Jayson Christopher Tatum Jr., on September 10, 2019.
He has huge endorsement contracts with Gatorade, NBA 2K, and the Jordan Brand.
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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