Jayson Tatum Bio, Wiki, Age, NBA, Boston Celtics, Contract, Injury, Stats, Girlfriend, Celtics Agreement, Net worth, Salary, and Twitter

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Jayson Tatum Profile

Jayson Tatum is an American professional basketball player for the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association. Tatum was selected with the third overall pick by the Boston Celtics in the 2017 NBA draft. Additionally, he was voted to be the NBA All-Rookie First Team in 2018.

Jayson Tatum Age

Tatum is 25 years old as of 2023. He was born on 3rd March 1998 in St.Louis, Missouri, United States of America. Additionally, he celebrates his birthday on the 3rd of March every year.

Jayson Tatum Height

He stands at an average height of 6 feet 8 inches and he weighs 210lb (95 kg).

Jayson Tatum Family

Tatum is the son of Justin Tatum and Brandy Cole. Tatum was born when both his parents were 19 years old undergraduates. his mother Brandy graduated from Saint Louis University School of Law and is now a practicing attorney in the St.Louis area. 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.

He graduated from the school in 1997, approximately a year before Jayson’s birth. he was previously the coach and athletic director at Soldan International Studies High School for six years. 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.

Jayson Tatum Education

Tatum attended Chaminade College Preparatory School, he was good friends with future NHL forward Matthew Tkachuk of the Florida Panthers, as the two were placed in the same gym class. Additionally, he is good friends with former Duke teammate and current NBA player Harry Giles. From there he joined Duke University, he spent one year there

Jayson Tatum
Jayson Tatum

Jayson Tatum Dating

Tatum has a son Jayson Jr.nicknamed “Deuce” he was born in 2017. Tatum was in a relationship with Samantha Amos, and from there he dated Toriah Lachell with whom he had a son, Deuce. Currently, he is dating Ella Mai Howell born on 3rd November 1994. She is a British R&B singer and songwriter.

Jayson Tatum Career

A four-time NBA All-Star and three-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 U.S. Olympic team in Tokyo. He holds the record for most points scored in an NBA All-Star game, with 55, and the most points scored in a Game 7 of an NBA playoffs series, with 51.

Jayson Tatum High School Career

As a freshman, he averaged 13.3 points and 6.4 rebounds per game and was named 2013 Metro Catholic Conference (MCC) Co-Player of the Year, leading the Red Devils to both MCC and Missouri District 2 crowns. As a sophomore in 2014, he averaged 26.0 points and 11.0 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 games in a 76-57 win over Bentonville High School and its star Malik Monk, a 46-point game against Huntingtonprep and Miles Bridges at the Cancer Research Classic and a final 40-point game against DeMatha Catholic High School and future # NBA draft pick Markelle Fultz at the 2016 HoopHall Classic.

Jayson Tatum College Career

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.

Additionally, 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. Moreover, on February 18, 2017, Tatum scored 19 points in a 99–94 victory over Wake Forest.

Tatum was named to the All-ACC Tournament team, after averaging 22.0 points, 7.5 rebounds, and 1.5 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 16.5 points and 7.5 rebounds per game in the tournament.

In his freshman season for Duke in 2016–17, Tatum played 29 games and averaged 16.8 points, 7.3 rebounds, 2.1 assists, and 1.3 steals per game, and was named to the ACC All-Freshman team & a third-team All-ACC selection. After 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.

Jayson Tatum Boston Celtics

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 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 18.7 points, 9.7 rebounds, 2.3 steals, and 2.0 assists in nearly 33 minutes of action. Later, in Las Vegas, Tatum produced similar results, averaging 17.7 points, 8.0 rebounds, 1.0 assists, and 0.8 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. 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-seeded Milwaukee Bucks, Tatum recorded a double-double with 19 points and 10 rebounds. 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).

Jayson Tatum Rookie Season

In Game 1 against the 76ers, Tatum scored 28 points, a career high, in a 117–101 victory. He became the first Celtics rookie since Larry Bird in 1980 to score 25+ points in a playoff game against the 76ers. Tatum’s Game 2 performance, with 21 points, made him the youngest player to score 20+ points in four consecutive playoff games at 20 years and 61 days, surpassing Kobe Bryant. In Game 3’s overtime win, Tatum led the Celtics with 24 points, setting a rookie record of five straight playoff games with 20+ points, surpassing Bird’s four. Tatum, along with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, became one of the only rookies in playoff history to score 10 games of 20+ points during their first playoff runs. LeBron James praised Tatum’s potential for stardom.

Jayson Tatum Sophomore Season

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. Additionally, on November 16, Tatum recorded 21 points and 7 rebounds in a 123–116 overtime win against the Toronto Raptors. On February 5, Tatum tallied 25 points and 7 rebounds in a 103–96 victory against the Cleveland Cavaliers. Moreover, on March 6, Tatum scored 24 points, 3 rebounds, and 2 assists in a 126–120 win against the Sacramento Kings.

During the NBA All-Star Weekend, he won the Skills Challenge competition. 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 with a then career-high 41 points against the New Orleans Pelicans in a 140–105 win on January 11, 2020. Furthermore, on January 30, Tatum was named an NBA All-Star for the first time in his career, being selected as an Eastern Conference reserve.

Jayson Tatum First All-Star and All-NBA Appearances

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 with a then career-high 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. Additionally, 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 then-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 the first selection of his career.

Jayson Tatum Celtics Agreement

On 22nd November 2020, Tatum and the Celtics agreed to a rookie maximum extension of five years. On the opening night of the season on 23rd December 2020, Tatum totaled 30 points and seven rebounds, alongside a game-winning three-pointer, in a 122-121 win against the Milwaukee Bucks. Moreover, on 3rd 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 then-career-high 53 points, 16 made field goals, and 15 made free throws in a 145–136 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.

Jayson Tatum First NBA Finals

Tatum 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. Additionally, 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.

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. Additionally, on March 7, Tatum was named Eastern Conference Player of the Week after averaging 41.3 points per game, 6.3 rebounds per game, and 5.0 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 times overall; this tied the record for most such games with fellow Celtics’ Larry Bird and Kevin McHale, who also recorded four such games in the 1986–87 NBA season.

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.

Jayson Tatum All-Star Game MVP

On November 30, 2022, Tatum scored 49 points, grabbed 11 rebounds, and made 8 three-pointers in a 134–121 win over the Miami Heat. He became the youngest player in NBA history to make 900 three-pointers, doing so at 24 years old and surpassing the previous record set by Bradley Beal at 25 years old. Tatum became the first player in NBA History to record multiple games of at least 45 points, 10 rebounds, and eight three-pointers made.

On December 13, Tatum recorded 44 points, 9 rebounds, and 6 assists in a 122–118 overtime win over the Los Angeles Lakers. On December 25, Tatum scored 20 of his 41 points in the third quarter, along with 7 rebounds, 5 assists, and 3 steals in a 139–118 blowout win over the Milwaukee Bucks.

He and Jaylen Brown (29 points) combined for 70 points in a game for the eighth time in their careers. On January 5, 2023, Tatum put up his second career triple-double with 29 points, and 14 rebounds, In addition to 10 assists in a 124–95 win over the Dallas Mavericks. On January 11, Tatum posted 31 points, 10 rebounds, and four assists in a 125–114 win against the New Orleans Pelicans.

It was the 10th time that Tatum and Brown (41 points) combined to score 70+ points. He also became the first player in Celtics history to put up multiple 50-point playoff games. In Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals, Tatum posted 33 points, 11 rebounds, and seven assists in a 116–99 win over the Heat. He also surpassed Paul Pierce for the most playoff three-pointers made in Celtics history.

Jayson Tatum National Team Career

Tatum competed in the 2014 and 2015 FIBA Under-17 and Under-19 World Championships, respectively, and was named to the Eurobasket.com All-World Championship U19 Second Team. On December 25, Tatum led his team to a 122-118 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers in overtime with 41 points, 9 rebounds, and 6 assists.

Tatum played 16 minutes, 57 seconds for Team USA in the 2016 Nike Hoop Summit, scoring 14 points, grabbing 4 rebounds, adding 2 assists, 2 steals, and 1 block. When the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan, were postponed to 2021 because of the COVID-19 epidemic, Tatum was chosen as one of the athletes for Team USA. With averages of 15.2 points, 3.3 rebounds, 1.2 assists, and 0.5 steals, he contributed to Team USA winning the gold medal.

Jayson Tatum Contract

Tatum signed a 5-year / $163,000,300 contract with the Boston Celtics, including $163,000,300 guaranteed, and an annual average salary of $32,600,060. In 2023-24, Tatum will earn a base salary of $32,600,060, while carrying a cap hit of $32,600,060 and a dead cap value of $32,600,060.

Jayson Tatum Injury

Tatum rolled his ankle after a layup just 30 seconds into the pivotal Eastern Conference Finals matchup. The four-time All-Star stayed in the game, but his body language and unusual lack of explosiveness made it clear he was playing through pain. Jayson Tatum hurt his ankle on the first play of the game.

Jayson Tatum Net Worth 

Tatum has an estimated annual Net worth of $ 400 million to $ 500 million earned from his career as a professional basketball player.

Jayson Tatum Career Stats

Career stats

YearTeamGPMinPtsFG%3pt%RebAstStl
2022-23Celtics7436.930.146.635.08.84.61.1
2021-22Celtics7635.926.945.335.38.04.41.0
2020-21Celtics6435.826.445.938.67.44.31.2
2019-20Celtics6634.323.445.040.37.03.01.4
2018-19Celtics7931.115.745.037.36.02.11.1
2017-18Celtics8030.513.947.543.45.01.61.0
Career43934.022.545.837.57.03.31.1

Jayson Tatum Social Media Platforms

Tatum is very active on his Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook pages. He has 1.3 Million followers on Twitter, 6.3 Million followers on Instagram, and 925k followers on Facebook.

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