Jayson Tatum Biography
Jayson Christopher Tatum Sr. was born on March 3, 1998. At just 19 years of age, his style of play has left many basketball fans to spring up from their seats and take notice. Hailing from St. Louis, Missouri with a height of 6ft 8in., Tatum has ruffled feathers in NBA arena.
High School Career
Tatum was a star during his school days at Charminade College Preparatory School in Missouri. As he progressed his way through, averaging 13.3 points and 6.4 rebounds per game as a freshman, Tatum became a name to reckon with at the school level.
Tatum was named as the 2013 Metro Catholic Conference Co-Player of the Year, and also lead the Red Devils to glory in the Missouri District two crowns.
A five-star recruit, his consistent performances made headlines as he slowly starting climbing up the ladder in professional basketball.
Playing for Duke University at the college level, the flair was quickly visible to the eyes of many. His domination over the opposition, how he took the responsibility upon himself to slot his team home; embodies the spirit that he carries with himself.
Tatum entered the NBA draft in 2017, where he was projected as a first-round selection. However, he was selected in the third round by Boston Celtics.
What took many by surprise was the game awareness that Tatum had and how he always tried to find out a way for his team even in dire straits.
In his NBA debut, Tatum recorded a double-double, which clearly made him the standout performer of the night against Cleveland Cavaliers. While the team recorded a 102-99 loss, his ability and the magic that he could weave with the ball in his hand caught the eyes of many.
Tatum emerged on the forefront, being an integral member of the US basketball team. He was part of the gold medal winning team at the FIBA U-17 and U-19 World Championships.