Jayson Tatum, born on March 3, 1998) is located in St. Louis, Missouri, USA. He is an American professional basketball player with a height of 203cm and a weight of 95kg. He is a small forward.
Height: 2.03 meters / 6 feet 8
Weight: 95 kg/210 lbs
Team: Boston Celtics
School: Duke University
Draft: No. 3 pick in the first round of 2017
Salary this season: $28.1 million
Tatum is a graduate of Chaminade Academy Preparatory School in St. Louis, Missouri. In his senior year of high school, Tatum averaged 29 points and 9.1 rebounds per game, and was selected to the 2016 McDonald’s All-American High School Team. In 2016, Jayson Tatum entered Duke University. In the 2016-17 season, Jayson Tatum averaged 33.3 minutes per game, scored 16.8 points, 7.3 rebounds, 2.1 assists, 1.3 steals and 1.1 blocks, and his shooting percentage was 45.2%. Second, the average of 10 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals and 2 blocks in the last 6 games is also the record of Duke University freshmen in the same period.
Jayson Tatum has comprehensive skills and a mature style of play. With a height of 2.03 meters and a wingspan of 2.11 meters, he can play two positions in the frontcourt of modern basketball. Tatum’s athletic ability is not explosive, but his body is quite coordinated, his movements are stretched and generous, and his playing is full of enjoyment. Excellent jumper, and also good at executing pick-and-roll tactics with outside teammates. On the defensive end, Tatum has solid feet, coupled with excellent wingspan, flexible body, and good potential. Tatum is a typical Duke player with excellent team awareness, strong discipline and can play the ball in the right way.
On June 23, 2017, Jason Tatum was selected by the Boston Celtics with the third overall pick in the first round. Since then, he has been playing for the Celtics. On November 22, 2020, Tatum and the Celtics signed a five-year contract extension worth $195 million.