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American basketball player (born 1998)

Jayson Tatum

Tatum with the Boston Celtics in 2021
No 0 – Boston Celtics
Position Small forward
League NBA
Personal information
Born (1998-03-03) March 3, 1998 (age 24)
St Louis, Missouri, US
Listed height 6 ft 8 in (203 m)
Listed weight 210 lb (95 kg)
Career information
High school Chaminade
(Creve Coeur, Missouri)
College Duke (2016–2017)
NBA draft 2017 / Round: 1 / Pick: 3rd overall
Selected by the Boston Celtics
Playing career 2017–present
Career history
2017–present Boston Celtics
Career highlights and awards
  • 3× NBA All-Star (2020–2022)
  • All-NBA First Team (2022)
  • All-NBA Third Team (2020)
  • NBA Eastern Conference Finals MVP (2022)
  • NBA All-Rookie First Team (2018)
  • Third-team All-ACC (2017)
  • ACC All-Freshman team (2017)
  • McDonald’s All-American (2016)
  • Gatorade National Player of the Year (2016)
  • Mr Show-Me Basketball (2016)
Stats  at NBAcom
Stats at Basketball-Referencecom
Medals
Men’s basketball
Representing the  United States
Olympic Games
2020 Tokyo Team
FIBA U19 World Championship
2015 Greece Team
FIBA U17 World Championship
2014 Dubai Team

Jayson Christopher Tatum Sr (/ˈttʌm/; born March 3, 1998) is an American professional basketball player for the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association (NBA) A McDonald’s All-American in high school in Missouri, he played college basketball for the Duke Blue Devils

Tatum was selected with the third overall pick by the Boston Celtics in the 2017 NBA draft A three-time NBA All-Star and two-time All-NBA selection, Tatum was named the NBA Eastern Conference Finals Most Valuable Player in 2022 and helped the Celtics reach the NBA Finals He also won a gold medal on the 2020 US Olympic team in Tokyo

High school career

Tatum attended Chaminade College Preparatory School in Creve Coeur, Missouri As a freshman, he averaged 133 points and 64 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 sophomore in 2014, he averaged 260 points and 110 rebounds per game

As a junior, Tatum averaged 259 points, 117 rebounds, and 34 assists per game, while earning Second-team Naismith Trophy All-American honors In summer 2015, Tatum joined the St Louis Eagles Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) team on the highly competitive Nike Elite Youth Basketball League (EYBL) Circuit On July 11, the Eagles defeated future Duke 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 Tatum finished the game with 28 points and 5 rebounds On July 12, Tatum tallied 24 points, 7 rebounds, and 4 blocks in a 104–77 loss to the Georgia Stars and future Duke one-and-done Wendell Carter Jr in the 2015 Nike Peach Jam championship game During the Circuit, Tatum led the EYBL in scoring with 265 points and 95 rebounds per game

Prior to his senior year, Tatum made a verbal commitment to Duke University over North Carolina, Kentucky, and his mother and father’s alma mater, Saint Louis University Among his senior-year highlights were a 40-point, 17-rebound game in a 76–57 win over Bentonville High School and its star Malik Monk, 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

Tatum at the 2016 Jordan Brand Classic

As a senior in 2015–16 Tatum averaged 296 points and 91 rebounds and posted six 40-point games while leading Chaminade to its second Missouri Class 5A state championship Tatum was selected to the 2016 McDonald’s All-American Game in January 2016, 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 April, Tatum also played in the Jordan Brand Classic, where he scored 18 points in a 131–117 win against the West team Tatum was named the 2016 Gatorade National Player of the Year

Recruiting

Tatum was rated as a five-star recruit and considered one of the best prospects in the 2016 class He was ranked as the No 3 overall recruit behind Harry Giles and Josh Jackson and No 2 small forward in the 2016 high school class

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Jayson Tatum
SF
St Louis, MO Chaminade College Prep 6 ft 8 in (203 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Jul 12, 2015 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:   Rivals:   247Sports:    ESPN:   ESPN grade: 97
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: 4   Rivals: 3  ESPN: 3
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight
  • In these cases, the average was taken ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale

Sources:

  • “2016 Duke Basketball Commitment List” Rivalscom
  • “2016 Team Ranking” Rivalscom

College career

Tatum finishes a slam dunk with the Duke Blue Devils in 2017

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, 2016, Tatum tallied 22 points and 8 rebounds in an 84–74 victory over Florida at the Jimmy V Classic On December 12, 2016, Tatum was named ACC freshman of the week On December 21, 2016, Tatum 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 recorded 22 points and 6 rebounds in a 93–82 victory over Boston College On January 21, Tatum scored 14 in a 70–58 win over Miami On February 13, Tatum earned his second ACC freshman of the week honor On February 15, he scored a season-high 28 points and had 8 rebounds in a 65–55 victory against Virginia On February 18, 2017, Tatum scored 19 points in a 99–94 victory over Wake Forest As the fifth seed in the ACC tournament, Duke defeated Clemson in the second round and Louisville in the quarterfinals On March 10, Tatum scored 24 points in a win over rival North Carolina in the semifinals On March 11, Tatum tallied 19 points and 8 rebounds in a 75–69 victory against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, earning the Blue Devils the ACC tournament championship

Tatum was named to the All-ACC Tournament team, after averaging 220 points, 75 rebounds, and 15 steals per game for the Blue Devils As the #2 seed entering the NCAA tournament, Duke defeated Troy University in the first round, but exited early in a second-round loss against South Carolina Tatum averaged 165 points and 75 rebounds per game in the tournament In his freshman season for Duke in 2016–17, Tatum played 29 games and averaged 168 points, 73 rebounds, 21 assist, and 13 steals per game, and was named to the ACC All-Freshman team & a third team All-ACC selection Tatum had a successful freshman season at Duke, ranking fourth in made free throws (118), rebounds (fifth), and free throw percentage (849)

At the conclusion 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

Professional career

Boston Celtics (2017–present)

2017–18 season: Rookie season

Tatum (left) attempting a shot against the Washington Wizards in 2018

Boston Celtics general manager Danny Ainge dealt away the team’s No 1 overall pick in the 2017 NBA draft to the Philadelphia 76ers in hopes that he could acquire another valuable draft pick and still target the player he actually wanted, Tatum They selected him with the third overall pick, which they received from Philadelphia He was the Celtics second straight No 3 pick for a small forward, following Jaylen Brown in 2016 During the 2017 NBA Summer League event in Utah, he displayed his abilities to effect, averaging 187 points, 97 rebounds, 23 steals, and 20 assists in nearly 33 minutes of action Later, in Las Vegas, Tatum produced similar results, averaging 177 points, 80 rebounds, 10 assists, and 08 blocks in nearly 32 minutes of action in the three games he was allowed to play He was named to the All-Summer League Second Team alongside Bryn Forbes, Cheick Diallo, Wayne Selden Jr, and Kyle Kuzma

In his NBA debut, Tatum recorded a double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds as the team’s starting power forward in a 102–99 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers Tatum then recorded a season-high 24 points in a win 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 finished 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 recorded 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 had a career-high 28 points in a 117–101 win, becoming the first Celtics rookie to score 25 or more points in a playoff game since Larry Bird during the 1980 NBA playoffs, also 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 leading the Celtics with 24 points in a Game 3 overtime win in Philadelphia, he became the first Celtics rookie to score 20 points in five straight playoff games Bird held the previous record of four At the end 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; LeBron James would praise Tatum’s work there, stating: “He’s built for stardom”

On May 22, 2018, Tatum was named to the NBA All-Rookie Team (First Team)

2018–19 season: Sophomore season

In the Celtics 2018–19 season opener, Tatum scored 23 points, 9 rebounds, and 3 assist in a 105–87 win against the Philadelphia 76ers On October 20, he scored 24 points and 14 rebounds in a 103–101 victory over the New York Knicks On October 25, Tatum scored 24 points and 6 rebounds in a 101–95 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder On November 16, Tatum recorded 21 points and 7 rebounds in a 123–116 overtime win against the Toronto Raptors On December 25, he scored 23 points and 10 rebounds in a 121–114 overtime win against the Philadelphia 76ers On February 5, Tatum tallied 25 points and 7 rebounds in a 103–96 victory against the Cleveland Cavaliers On March 6, Tatum scored 24 points, 3 rebounds and 2 assist in a 126–120 win against the Sacramento Kings During NBA All-Star Weekend, he won the Skills Challenge competition

2019–20 season: First All-Star and All-NBA appearances

Tatum with the Celtics in October 2018

On December 22, 2019, Tatum scored a then career-high 39 points, along with 12 rebounds, in a 119–93 win over the Charlotte Hornets He would exceed that career-high with 41 points against the New Orleans Pelicans in a 140–105 win on January 11, 2020 On January 30, Tatum was named an NBA All-Star for the first time in his career, being selected as an Eastern Conference reserve On February 13, Tatum would again score 39 points, while playing 47 minutes and leading Boston to a 141–133 double overtime win over the Los Angeles Clippers On February 23, he matched his career-high 41 points in a 114–112 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers As the season was halted by the COVID-19 pandemic, Tatum would shoot 2–18 against the Milwaukee Bucks on July 31, but he would come back the next game scoring 34 points on 11–22 shooting in a 128–124 win over the Portland Trail Blazers on August 2 He was named to the All-NBA Third Team and his first selection of his career

In the 2020 NBA playoffs, the Celtics were able to advance to the Eastern Conference Finals for the second time in Tatum’s three years in the NBA following series victories over the Philadelphia 76ers and Toronto Raptors in four and seven games, respectively However, Boston was eliminated in those Conference Finals by the Miami Heat in six games In Game 1, with the Celtics trailing by two in the closing seconds, Tatum’s game-tying dunk attempt was blocked by Heat center Bam Adebayo with 48 seconds left and prompted Miami to a 117–114 victory

2020–21 season: Play-in appearance and first round exit

On November 22, 2020, Tatum and the Celtics agreed to a rookie maximum extension of five years, worth $195 million On the opening night of the season on December 23, 2020, Tatum totaled 30 points and seven rebounds, alongside a game-winning three-pointer, in a 122–121 win against the Milwaukee Bucks On January 3, 2021, Tatum had 24 points and a career-high 12 assists and made another game-winning basket in a 122–120 win against the Detroit Pistons The next day, Tatum scored a season-high 40 points in a 126–114 win against the Toronto Raptors On January 9, 2021, it was confirmed that Tatum tested positive for COVID-19 and missed multiple games On 23 February, Tatum was named an Eastern Conference reserve for the 2021 NBA All-Star Game It was his second All-Star game in a row

On April 9, Tatum had a career-high 53 points, 16 made field goals, and 15 made free throws in a close win against the Minnesota Timberwolves With his career night, Tatum was the youngest Celtics player to score 50+ points; he also scored the third-highest number of points in a Celtics uniform, behind Larry Bird and Kevin McHale, and became the second player in Celtics history to score 50+ points and grab 10+ rebounds since Bird did it back in November 1989 Tatum and Zach LaVine of the Chicago Bulls became the second pair of players in the 2020–21 season to score 50+ points on the same day

On May 4, Tatum brought the Celtics back from a 32-point deficit against the San Antonio Spurs, a performance that produced the third-largest comeback in NBA history and gave Tatum another career-high of 60 points, tied for the highest points total by a Celtics player (Larry Bird) Tatum was one of three players to score 60+ points without a single turnover and was named Eastern Conference player of the week after averaging 427 points per game, 60 assists per game, and 60 rebounds per game

In the first game of the play-in tournament on May 18, Tatum scored 50 points, guiding the Celtics to a victory over the Washington Wizards and cementing the team as the seven seed in the Eastern Conference into the 2021 NBA playoffs; Kemba Walker, Tatum’s teammate, had 29 points while only one other player (Tristan Thompson) had ten or more points Tatum set the record for most points in a single play-in tournament game, became one of an elite list of players who scored 50+ points in play-ins/playoffs, and singlehandedly outscored the Wizards in the third quarter and part of the fourth, and was a perfect 17/17 from the free throw line

In Game 3 of the first-round series against the Brooklyn Nets and their “Big Three” (Kevin Durant, James Harden, and Kyrie Irving), Tatum scored 50 points on 50% shooting (16/30), and put up 6 rebounds, 7 assists, and 2 steals With the feat, Tatum achieved a variety of records, becoming the first player in NBA playoff history to score 50 points after scoring single digits the previous game; he also passed 1,000 points in the playoffs and became the fifth-highest postseason point scorer at age 23 or younger in NBA history as well as the first Celtics player since Isaiah Thomas to score 50+ points in the NBA playoffs and the third youngest player in NBA playoff history to reach that mark in a single game In terms of franchise records, Tatum became just the sixth person in Celtics history to score 50+ points in a playoff game; he also became the only player in NBA history to score 50+ points more than once in the regular season, 50+ points in a play-in game, and 50+ points in the playoffs Despite losing to the Nets in five games, Tatum set a Celtics franchise record for most points scored in a three-game span in the playoffs, with a combined total of 122 points

2021–22 season: All-NBA First Team selection and first NBA Finals

Jayson led the league in Plus-minus for the first time in his 5th season, cementing his status as one of the most valuable players in the NBA On October 25, 2021, in a 140–129 overtime victory over the Charlotte Hornets, Tatum recorded 41 points, 7 rebounds, and 8 assists to lead the Celtics to their first win of the season On January 23, 2022, Tatum scored a then season-high 51 points along with 10 rebounds, 7 assists, and a career-high 9 three-pointers in a blowout 116–87 win over the Washington Wizards On February 3, Tatum was selected for his third consecutive All-Star appearance On March 3, Tatum scored 21 of his 37 points in the fourth quarter along with 6 rebounds and 5 assists in a 120–107 win over the Memphis Grizzlies The following game, Tatum topped his season-high with 54 points, 34 of them in the second half in a 126–120 win over the Brooklyn Nets This was the fourth time Tatum had netted 50+ points in a game in his career, tying Larry Bird for the most 50-point games in Celtics history On March 7, Tatum was named Eastern Conference player of the week after averaging 413 points per game, 63 rebounds per game, and 50 assists per game The next game, Tatum scored 16 of his 44 points in the fourth quarter in a 115–101 win over the Charlotte Hornets On March 18, in a 126–97 win over the Sacramento Kings, Tatum and Jaylen Brown each scored at least 30 points in the same game for the fourth time in the season and eight time overall; this tied the record of most such games with fellow Celtics’ Larry Bird and Kevin McHale, who also recorded four such games in the 1986–87 NBA season The following game, in a 124–104 victory over the Denver Nuggets, Tatum and Jaylen Brown broke the record by both scoring 30 points with over 60% shooting from the field On March 28, Tatum became the first player in franchise history to be named Player of the Week in back-to-back weeks

On April 17, during Game 1 of the first round of the playoffs, Tatum logged 31 points and eight assists He hit the game-winning layup to defeat the Brooklyn Nets, 115–114 On April 23, Tatum scored 39 points along with 5 rebounds, 6 assists and a playoff career-high 6 steals in a 109–103 Game 3 win Two days later, Tatum and the Celtics swept the Nets 116–112, to advance to the 2nd round of the playoffs On 9 May, in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals, Tatum recorded 30 points, 13 rebounds and 5 assists in a 116–108 win over the reigning champions Milwaukee Bucks to tie the series at 2–2 In Game 6 of the series, on May 13, Tatum scored 46 points along with 9 rebounds and 4 assists to lead the Celtics to a 108–95 win and force a game 7 in Boston Two days later in Game 7, Tatum posted 23 points, 6 rebounds and 8 assists in a 109–81 win over the Bucks, thus securing the Celtics a place in the Eastern Conference Finals On 23 May, in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals, Tatum recorded 31 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists in a 102–82 blowout win over the Miami Heat to tie the series at 2–2 In the decisive Game 7 of the series, he tallied 26 points, 10 rebounds and 6 assists in a 100–96 win over Miami to lead the Celtics to their first NBA Finals appearance since 2010 Tatum was named the inaugural Eastern Conference Finals MVP after averaging 250 points, 8 rebounds and 55 assists per game in the series During Game 1 of the Finals, Tatum led the Celtics to a 120–108 win over the Golden State Warriors with 13 assists, the most assists recorded by a player in his Finals debut The Celtics took a 2–1 series lead, but eventually lost in 6 games Tatum set the all-time NBA record with 100 turnovers in a single postseason

National team career

Tatum played in the 2014 FIBA Under-17 World Championship and 2015 FIBA Under-19 World Championship, making the Eurobasketcom All-World Championship U19 Second Team

Representing Team USA at the 2016 Nike Hoop Summit, Tatum saw 16 minutes, 57 seconds of action, scoring 14 points, pulling down 4 rebounds, and also had 2 assists, 2 steals, and 1 block

Tatum was selected as one of the players on Team USA at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan, which was postponed to 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic He helped Team USA win the gold medal, averaging 152 points, 33 rebounds, 12 assists, 05 steals and 12 blocks while shooting 493% from the field in six games He was the second highest scorer on the team to Kevin Durant

Career statistics

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

NBA

Regular season

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2017–18 Boston 80 80 305 475 434 826 50 16 10 7 139
2018–19 Boston 79 79 311 450 373 855 60 21 11 7 157
2019–20 Boston 66 66 343 450 403 812 70 30 14 9 234
2020–21 Boston 64 64 358 459 386 868 74 43 12 5 264
2021–22 Boston 76 76 359 453 353 853 80 44 10 6 269
Career 365 365 334 456 383 844 66 30 11 7 209
All-Star 3 2 170 471 176 30 50 26 0 116

Playoffs

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2018 Boston 19 19 359 471 324 845 44 27 12 5 185
2019 Boston 9 9 328 438 323 744 67 19 11 8 152
2020 Boston 17 17 406 434 373 813 100 50 10 12 257
2021 Boston 5 5 370 423 389 918 58 46 12 16 306
2022 Boston 24 24 410 426 393 800 67 62 12 9 256
Career 74 74 383 438 372 820 68 44 11 9 229

College

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2016–17 Duke 29 27 333 452 342 849 73 21 13 11 168

Personal life

Tatum is the son of Justin Tatum and Brandy Cole Justin Tatum played basketball at Saint Louis University and is a gym teacher and basketball coach at Christian Brothers College High School in St Louis, from which he graduated in 1997, approximately a year before Jayson’s birth; Tatum’s father was previously the coach and athletics director at Soldan International Studies High School for six years Tatum was born when his parents were both 19-year-old undergraduates; his mother Brandy graduated from Saint Louis University School of Law and is now a practicing attorney in the St Louis area Tatum is the godson of former NBA player Larry Hughes, who was his father’s high school and college teammate; he is also a cousin of former NBA player and current Los Angeles Clippers head coach Tyronn Lue

Tatum is a Christian, crediting Jesus for his success and career

While in high school at Chaminade College Preparatory School, Tatum was good friends with future NHL forward Matthew Tkachuk of the Florida Panthers, as the two were placed in the same gym class Tatum is also good friends with former Duke teammate and current NBA player Harry Giles

Tatum’s son was born on December 6, 2017

Endorsements

As of 2017, Tatum is a spokesperson for Imo’s Pizza On June 21, 2019, Tatum signed with the Jordan Brand He is also endorsed by Subway and Gatorade

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