Jayson Tatum

Name: Jayson Tatum ( Jayson Tatum )
Born: March 03, 1998
Age: 24 years old
Height: 6 Feet 8 Inches
Occupation: basketball player
Relationship Status: not married
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  • Horoscope: Pisces
  • Net worth: $25 000 000
  • Ethnicity: black
  • Nationality: American
  • Fathers name: Justin Tatum
  • Mothers name: Brandy Cole
  • Education: Chaminade College Preparatory School, Duke University
  • Weight: 95.0
  • Hair color: Dark Brown
  • Eye color: Black
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    Jayson Tatum: biography

    Jayson Tatum is a professional basketball player for the NBA team Boston Celtics. He is viewed as one of the top players in the Association. During the 2022 NBA championship, Tatum led the way with 26 points, which allowed the team to reach the Finals.

    Childhood and youth

    He was born on March, 3, 1998 in St. Louis, United States. Jayson's parents are Justin Tatum and Brandy Cole. His father is a basketball coach and his mother is an attorney. They both were very young and not married when Jayson was born.

    The future star has been interested in basketball since childhood. His father often told him that his height was perfect for the game, and this encouraged the boy to play.

    He studied at an independent school for boys where he was one of the best players. After finishing high school in 2016, Jayson joined Duke University. In the beginning, Tatum injured his foot and missed several games. During his first match, he scored 10 points and led the team to a win over Maine. In the following months, Jayson performed well and led Duke to victories over Georgia Tech, Miami, Wake Forest, and others. In his first season, he played in 29 matches and averaged 16.8 points.

    Basketball career

    Jayson Tatum
    Jayson Tatum / Instagram

    Boston Celtics (2017-present)

    In 2017, Tatum took part in the Association's draft and signed a contract with the Boston Celtics. He became a small forward along with Jaylen Brown and Justin Jackson. His first tournaments were a success. One of the highlights was their match against the Nicks where Jayson scored 24 points. They finished the season entering the 2018 playoffs. Tatum played a major role in many of his team's victories. In 2020, his contract was extended.

    In 2022, the Celtics lost the Finals to the Warriors. Tatum was guarded tightly by Andrew Wiggins and scored only 13 points.

    National team career

    In 2014-2015, Jayson participated in FIBA World Championships. In 2016, he represented the USA at an international game sponsored by Nike. The player also took part in the 2020 Summer Olympics and helped win the gold medal.

    Personal life

    Jayson and his ex-girlfriend Toriah Lachell have a son who was born in 2017. In 2020, he started dating Ella Mai, a British singer. There are rumors that she is already his wife.

    Jayson Tatum with his son
    Jayson Tatum with his son / Instagram

    One of Tatum's back tattoos has several verses from the Bible. As a reminder of how his career started, he tattooed his old jerseys on his left calf. The Duke #0 jersey represents the Duke Blue Devils. In 2020-2022, Nike created Air Jordan shoes exclusively for him.

    Achievements

    • Gatorade National Player of 2016;
    • ACC All-Freshman team;
    • Third Team All-ACC;
    • NBA All-Rookie First Team;
    • NBA All-Star;
    • NBA Eastern Conference Finals MVP.

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