Jayson Tatum is a professional basketball player who plays for the Boston Celtics of the NBA. Jayson was selected in McDonald’s All-American in Missouri, and during his university years, he played college basketball for the Duke Blue Devils.
In the 2017 NBA draft, Jayson was selected with the 3rd overall pick by the Boston Celtics. He is a 3-time NBA All-Star and 2-time All-NBA selection; in addition, in 2022, Jayson was named the NBA Eastern Conference Finals Most Valuable Player and helped the Boston Celtics reach the NBA Finals. Further, he won a gold medal in the 2020 U.S. Olympic team in Tokyo.
Jayson Tatum Takes Top Spot In Recent Rankings!
On 30th December, Wednesday, Jayson Tatum recorded 49 points, shredding Miami’s zone defense; t was a 134-121 win over the Heat. If he had entered the fourth quarter earlier, Jayson would have finished with more than 50 points.
Regardless, a performance on Wednesday night bolstered his MVP case. He guided Boston Celtics to the NBA’s best record at 18-4. Jayson was also named Eastern Conference Player of the Month, maintaining an average of 31.6 points, 7.8 rebounds, and 4.5 assists per game in October and November. In addition, he also became the youngest player in the NBA to make 900 three-pointers.
Jayson Tatum Early Life:
|Full Real Name||Jayson Christopher Tatum Sr.|
|Profession||Professional basketball player|
|Date Of Birth||March 3rd, 1998|
|Age||24 years old|
|Year Of Birth||1998|
Jayson was born on 3rd March 1998, in St. Louis, Missouri, U.S. He follows Christianity and often credits Jesus for his success and career.
Jayson Tatum Family Background:
Jayson was born to Justin Tatum and Brandy Cole. Justin played basketball at Saint Louis University, is currently the basketball coach at Christian Brothers College High School (St. Louis), and is a gym teacher. Previously he was the coach and athletics director for six years at Soldan International Studies High School. Further, Brandy currently works as an attorney in St. Louis. Jayson’s parents were both 19-year-old undergraduates when he was born.
Jayson’s godfather is the former NBA player Larry Hughes.
Jayson has two younger half-siblings named Jaycob and Kayden. They are Justin’s children from his other relationship.
Jayson Tatum Education:
|Highest Qualification||High school degree|
|High School||Chaminade College Preparatory School|
Jayson attended Chaminade College Preparatory School. Further, he enrolled at Duke University, Durham, North Carolina.
Jayson Tatum Physical stats:
|Weight In Kg||95kg|
|Height In Feet||6 feet 8 inches|
|Hair Color||Black hair|
|Eye Color||Dark brown|
Jayson stands 6 feet 8 inches tall and weighs around 95kg. Further about his physical appearance, he has dark brown eyes with black hair. He often keeps a beard. Jayson’s athletic build, height and weight, and attractive facial features make his personality handsome. Jayson is a tattoo lover and has embedded several of them on his body.
Jayson Tatum Birth Signs:
|Birth Sign Duality||Passive|
|Birth Sign Modality||Mutable|
According to Jayson’s birthdate, he falls under the Pisces zodiac and is 24 years old. His birth flower is a Daffodil, and his birth element is Water.
Jayson Tatum’s Net worth:
|Net Worth||$5 million|
Jayson signed a 4-year contract worth $30,073,320 with the Boston Celtics. He earns an average salary of $7,500,000 annually through the NBA and his endorsements. Jayson’s estimated net worth is around $5 million.
In his podcast with Maverick Carter, Jayson revealed that he saves all the money earned through his basketball profession and lives his life with endorsement deals. Jayson endorses brands like Imo’s Pizza, Jordan Brand, Subway, and Gatorade.
Jayson Tatum Relationship Status:
|Sons||Jayson Christopher Tatum Jr.|
|No Of Children||1|
|Partner Name||Toriah Lachell|
Jayson is currently single and has a son named Jayson Christopher Tatum Jr. (nickname is Deuce), born on 3rd December 2017. Deuce’s parents are Jayson and Toriah Lachelle. After Jayson broke up with Toriah, he raised his 5-year-old child alone.
Since October 2020, there have been rumors about Jayson dating Ella Mai, an American singer.
Jayson Tatum Career:
High School career:
During his first year at Chaminade College Preparatory School, Jayson scored 13.3 points and 6.4 rebounds per game on average. He successfully promoted the Red Devils team to Missouri District 2 Crowns and MCC. This performance led him to achieve the 2013 Metro Catholic Conference Co-player of the Year. Further, he scored 26.0 points and 11.0 rebounds on average during his sophomore year.
During Jayson’s junior year, he scored 25.9 points, 11.7 rebounds, and 3.4 assists per game on average and also received Second-team Naismith Trophy All-American honors.
In 2015, he joined the St. Louis Eagles AAU team on the Nike EYBL circuit. He led the team to score 26.6 points and 9.5 rebounds per game. In addition, during the semifinals, his team defeated Team named CP3 74-73 in the Nike Peach Jam Championship. In fact, in the last hour of the match, Jayson contributed significantly to his team’s score with 28 points and 5 rebounds. On 12th July, Jayson’s team faced a loss to the Georgia Stars, but he scored 24 points, 4 blocks and 7 rebounds in the loss game.
While in junior year, Jayson Tatum made verbal commitments to Duke University, the University of Kentucky, and St. Louis University, where his parents studied.
Further, Jayson scored 29.6 points and 9.1 rebounds on average during his senior year. He took the school team to its second Missouri Class 5A state championship by appearing in six 40-points games. Then in January 2016, Jayson was selected for the 2016 McDonald’s All-American Game, and he won the Skills Competition in the tournament. Later, on 30th March 2016, he was selected to play at the United Center in Chicago in the all-star game. Jayson was recruited into the East Team, but the team lost by 114-107, though he scored 18 points and 8 rebounds.
In April 2016, Jayson also played in the Jordan Brand Classic, scoring 18 points. His team won by 131-117 against the West Team. During his senior year, Jayson won several tournaments. However, the most remarkable game was against Huntington Preparatory School at the Cancer Research Classic, where he scored 46 points. In another match against Bentonville High School, he scored 40 points and 17 rebounds in a 76-57. In addition, match of the 2016 HoopHall Classic, Jayson scored 40 points against DeMatha Catholic High School. After his senior year performance, Jayson was entitled to the Gatorade National Player of the Year (2016) and was also a five-star recruit.
College Basketball Career:
Jayson went to Duke University, and on 3rd December 2016, he made his Duke Blue Devils Men’s Basketball debut. During his freshman season in 2016–17, Jayson played 29 games with an average of 16.8 points, 7.3 rebounds, 2.1 assists, and 1.3 steals per game. In addition, he was named to the ACC All-Freshman team and a third-team All-ACC selection. At Duke, he had a successful freshman season achieving the fourth rank. After his performance, Jayson decided to go directly into the 2017 NBA draft.
On 22nd June 2017, Boston Celtics drafted Jayson No.3 overall. He made his NBA debut in a match against Cleveland Cavaliers; Jayson recorded 14 points and 10 rebounds. He won the rookie of the season.
At the 2017 NBA Summer League event in Utah, Jayson scored 18.7 points, 2.3 steals, 9.7 rebounds, and 2.0 assists in an average of 33 minutes of action. Similarly, he gained 17.7 points, 1.0 assists, 8.0 rebounds, and 0.8 blocks in an average of 32 minutes of action at Las Vegas in the 3 games he participated in.
On 24th October 2017, Jayson attained a season-high 24 points in a win over the New York Knights. In addition, he achieved the Eastern Conference’s Rookie of The Month title (for December 2017).
In 19 games, Jayson averaged 18.5 points, 4.4 rebounds, and 2.7 assists in the 2018 playoffs in his rookie season.
On 22nd December 2019, Jayson scored a then-career-high 39 points and 12 rebounds over the Charlotte Hornets in a 119–93 win. Further, on 11th January 2020, he exceeded that career-high by 41 points in a 140–105 win against the New Orleans Pelicans.
Further, at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan, Jayson was selected as one of the players on Team USA. He helped USA Team to win the gold medal and scored an average of 15.2 points, 1.2 assists, 3.3 rebounds, 0.5 steals, and 1.2 blocks in 6 games.
National Team Career:
Jayson played for the National Basketball men’s team and participated in the FIBA Under-17 World Championship (2014) and the FIBA Under-19 World Championship (2015). Further, he represented Team USA at the Nike Hoop Summit (2016).
Jayson Tatum Social Appearance:
Jayson has an active profile on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook with around 5.2M, 1.1M, and 930K followers, respectively. He has a mixed combination of posts, including his personal, professional, and brand endorsement pictures. Further, on YouTube, Jayson has around 120K subscribers.