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- What does Jayson do for a living?
- Who are Jayson’s parents and siblings?
- What are Jayson’s interests and hobbies?
- Is Jayson married or does he have a girlfriend/ boyfriend?
- Does Jayson have any children?
- Where is Jayson now?
- How tall is Jayson?
- How much money does Jayson earn?
- What is Jayson’s net worth?
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Who is Jayson Tatum?
Jayson Christopher Tatum Sr. is a well-known American professional basketball player for the Boston Celtics of the NBA (National Basketball Association).
While in high school, he was rated a five-star recruit and regarded as one of the top players in the Class of 2016 by recruiting services. Tatum also played college basketball for the Duke Blue Devils. He entered the 2017 NBA draft and was selected with the third overall pick by the Boston Celtics.
Tatum as a three-time NBA All-Star won the 2019 Skills Challenge during the NBA All-Star Weekend. Also as a part of Team USA, he won a Gold Medal at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo.
How Old is Jayson Tatum?
He is 24 years old as of March 2022, having been born on March 3, 1998, in St. Louis, Missouri, U.S. Tatum shares his birthdate with celebrities such as; Camila Cabello, Alex Lange, Christi Lukasiak, Shari Franke, Katylee Bailey, and many more.
Jayson Tatum Family
Who are Jayson Tatum’s Parents?
He was born to Justin Tatum (Father) was a basketball player at Saint Louis University and is a gym teacher and basketball coach at Christian Brothers College High School. And Brandy Cole (Mother) is now a practicing attorney in the St. Louis area.
Does Jayson Tatum have Siblings?
He has two siblings a brother Jaycob and a sister, Kayden. They are both younger than Jayson and are from his father’s other relationships.
Jayson Tatum Education
He received his high school education at Chaminade College Preparatory School and then enrolled at Duke University.
Jayson Tatum Marital Status
He is dating Ella Mai since January 2019. Moreover, he has been in relationships with Samantha Amos (2017-2018), and Toriah Lachell (2014-2017). Jayson has also had an encounter with Bella Harris (2021).
Jayson Tatum Kids
He has a son with Toriah Lachell by the name of Jayson Christopher Tatum Jr born on December 6, 2017.
Jayson Tatum Career
A High School Career
As a freshman, Tatum was named 2013 Metro Catholic Conference Co-Player of the year by averaging 13.3 points, and 6.4 rebounds. In 2014 as a sophomore, he averaged 26.0 points and 11.0 rebounds. Jayson in summer 2015, joined the St. Louis Eagles Amateur Athletic Union (AAU). iN 2025-16, as a senior Tatum averaged 29.6 points and 9.1 rebounds and posted six 40-point games while leading Chaminade to its second Missouri Class 5A state championship. In January 2016, Jayson was selected for the 2016 McDonald’s All-American Game. In the all-star game on March 30, 2016, Tatum won the skills competition. Jayson was recruited in the 2016 class as a five-star recruit. He was then ranked as the No. 3 overall recruit behind Harry Giles and Josh Jackson.
A College Career
Jayson missed 8 games before the start of 2016-17 due to a foot injury. In his Duke debut on December 3, 2016, he recorded 10 points and 8 rebounds in an 87-74 win over Florida at the Jimmy V Classic. Tatum was named ACC freshman of the week on December 12, 2016. He went ahead and earned himself a second ACC freshman of the week honor on February 13, 2017. In a 75-69 win over the Notre Dame Fighting Irish on March 11, 2017, Tatum earned the Blue Devils the ACC Tournament Championship. As a freshman at Duke, Tatum was successful thereby ranking fourth in made free throws (118), rebounds (fifth), and free throw percentage (849). Jayson opted to go directly into the 2017 Nba draft after concluding his freshman season. He was projected as a first-round selection.
A Professional Career
A Career at the Boston Celtics 2017-Present
On June 22, 2017, Tatum was drafted by the Boston Celtics with the #3 overall draft. Tatum made his NBA debut by recording 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. Jayson was named the Eastern Conference’s Rookie of The Month for December 2017, after recording a season-high 24 points in a win over the New York Knicks on October 24, 2017. The Celtics finished the season with a record of 55-27, thereby earning entry to the 2018 NBA playoffs as the second seed in the Eastern Conference. At the end of the playoffs run, Tatum joined Kareem Abdul-Jabbar as the only rookie in playoff history to record 10 games of 20. On May 22, 2018, Jayson was named to the NBA All-Rookie Team (First Team).
The 2018-19 Season
Jayson scored 23 points, 9 rebounds, and 3 assists in the Celtics 2018-19 season opener in a 105-87 win against the Philadelphia 76ers. He then scored 24 points and 14 rebounds in a 103-101 win over the New York Knicks on October 20.
The 2019-20 Season
On December 22, 2019, Jayson scored a career-high 39 points, along with 12 rebounds in a 119-93 win over the Charlotte Hornets. He exceeded that career-high with 41 points on January 11, 2020, in a 140-105 win against the New Orleans Pelicans. Tatum was named an NBA All-Star on January 30, for the first time in his career since being selected as an Eastern Conference reserve. Tatum was named to the All-NBA Third Team and the first selection of his career.
The 2020-21 Season
Jayson and the Celtics agreed to a rookie maximum extension of five years, worth $195 million on November 22, 2020. Tatum tested positive for COVID-19 on January 9, 2021, and therefore he missed multiple games. Tatum earned a second All-Star game in a row on February 23, 2021, as he was named an Eastern Conference reserve for the 2021 NBA All-Star Game. Jayson recorded a career-high 53 points, 16 made field goals, and 15 made free throws in a close win against the Minnesota Timberwolves on April 9. This career night made him become the youngest Celtics player to score 50+ points. Jayson and Zach LaVine (of the Chicago Bulls) became only the second pair of players in the 2020-21 season to score 50+ points on the same day.
The 2021-22 Season
On October 25, 2021, Tatum recorded 41 points, 7 rebounds, and 8 assists in a 140-129 overtime victory over the Charlotte Hornets. This was the Celtic’s first win of the season. Tatum started the year with a season-high 51 points with 10 rebounds, 7 assists, and a career-high 9 three-pointers on January 23, 2022, in a blowout 116-87 win over the Sacramento Kings. On his 24th birthday on March 3, Jayson scored 37 points along with 6 rebounds and 5 assists in a 120-107 win over the Memphis Grizzlies.
A National team Career
Jayson played in the 2014 FIBA Under-17 World Championship and 2015 FIBA Under-19 World Championship. Tatum represented Team USA at the 2016 Nike Hoop Summit. He had 16 minutes, 57 seconds of action, scored 14 points, pulled down 4 rebounds, and also had 2 assists, 2 steals, and 1 block.
Jayson Tatum Height and Measurements
Adding up to his well-built body is a height of 6ft 8inches (2.03m) and a weight of 95kg (210lbs)
Jayson Tatum Salary and Net Worth
His current contract with the Boston Celtics is $195 million for five years. Therefore, his salary for this season is $33 million which is set to rise in his final year is set at $44 million. Jayson has a net worth of $25 million.