Jayson Tatum

Jayson Tatum

Basketball Player

Jayson Christopher Tatum Sr. is an American professional basketball player for the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association. A McDonald's All-American in high school in Missouri, he played college basketball for the Duke Blue Devils.

Full Name
Mar 3, 1998
6′ 8″
Net Worth


Jayson Christopher Tatum was born on March 3, 1998, in St. Louis, Missouri. His zodiac sign is Pisces, and his ethnicity is African-American. He is the son of Brandy Cole and Justin Tatum. Tatum attended Chaminade College Preparatory School in St. Louis for his freshman year before transferring to Duke University for his sophomore year. 

    He started playing basketball at a very young age and eventually joined an AAU team when he was in eighth grade. During this time, he began to garner attention from college scouts as one of the top prospects in the country. He declared for the 2017 N.B.A Draft after just one season at Duke, where he averaged 16 points per game and 7 rebounds per game in 35 games played. He was selected third overall by the Boston Celtics in the draft and became an immediate starter with them during his rookie season. In 2018-19, he was named to the All-Rookie Second Team and led the Celtics to their fourth consecutive Eastern Conference Finals appearance that same season.

    In 2020, Tatum earned his first All-Star selection and became the youngest Celtics player to score 50 points or more in a game since Larry Bird did it in 1985–86 season against the San Antonio Spurs in January 2020. He was also named to his first All-NBA team with a Third Team selection that year as well.

Life Timeline

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1998</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Jayson Tatum is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On March 3, 1998, Jayson Tatum was born in St. Louis, Missouri.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2013</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Attends Chaminade College Prep</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Tatum attends Chaminade College Prep and begins to play basketball.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2016</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Named McDonald's All American</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Named to the McDonald's All American Team and named the MVP of the game.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2017</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Duke University Commitment</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Commits to play college basketball at Duke University.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">June 2017</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Selected 3rd Overall in NBA Draft</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Selected third overall by the Boston Celtics in the 2017 NBA Draft.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2018</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Named NBA All Star</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Named an NBA All Star for the first time in his career.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2020</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Named NBA All Star Again</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Named an NBA All Star for the second time in his career.</p></div>

Why We Love Them

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">A.</span> He's a Great Shooter</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Jayson Tatum is one of the best shooters in the NBA. He can shoot from anywhere on the court with great accuracy and has the ability to score quickly and efficiently. His shooting ability makes him a great asset to any team.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">B.</span> He's an All-Around Player</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Jayson Tatum is an all-around player on both ends of the court. He is a great defender and can guard multiple positions, as well as being able to create his own shot offensively. His versatility makes him a valuable asset to any team.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">C.</span> He's a Leader</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Jayson Tatum is a leader on and off the court. He leads by example and always puts his teammates first. He is a great motivator and knows how to bring out the best in his teammates, making them better players in the process.</p></div>

Interesting Facts

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">1.</span> Youngest Player to Score 50 Points</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Jayson Tatum is the youngest player in NBA history to score 50 or more points in a game, having accomplished the feat at just 21 years old.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">2.</span> Scored 30 Points in his Debut</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">In his NBA debut, Jayson Tatum scored 30 points, becoming the first Celtics rookie since Larry Bird to accomplish the feat.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">3.</span> First Game Winning Shot at Age 19</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">At just 19 years old, Jayson Tatum made his first game winning shot against the Philadelphia 76ers.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">4.</span> Most Valuable Player of the 2018 FIBA World Cup</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Tatum was named the Most Valuable Player of the 2018 FIBA U19 World Cup after leading the United States to gold medal victory.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">5.</span> All Star at 22</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Jayson Tatum became an All Star for the first time at just 22 years old, making him the second youngest player in Celtics franchise history to achieve this honor.</p></div>


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