Jayson Tatum is the breakout star for the Boston Celtics who led his squad into the NBA Finals 2022 with his best gameplay this year. Merely at the age of 24, he has achieved so much already and built his resume far greater than any other NBA player at this age. Ever since he finished with college studies, his career has prospered upwards and so many experts already said that he has the potential to be the best. Whenever required, Jayson is inevitable and has routinely provided outstanding performances.
Jayson Tatum was born on 3rd March 1998 in St. Louis, Missouri. For both of his parents, he was born when both were 19 years old and studying their undergraduate. At the time, they were not married thus, his mother made the decision to raise him alone. His father, Justin, played basketball at ‘St. Louis University.’ Later, at St. Louis’ ‘Christian Brothers College High School,’ he served as a gym instructor and basketball coach. Jayson and his mother are very close in their personal lives. He even claims that she is the cause of his accomplishments. Harry Giles, a former Duke teammate, and current NBA player is a personal buddy of his. Jayson Tatum’s younger half-brothers and sisters are Jaycob and Kayden Tatum.
His mother graduated from ‘St. Louis University with a law degree and went on to practice law. Due to a lack of financial resources, she struggled to raise Jayson while still an undergraduate student. Jayson has been a basketball player since he was a small youngster. While his father was a basketball player and coach, his godfather was Larry Hughes, an NBA player who was a college and high school friend of his father’s. Jayson grew into a powerful big guy with excellent basketball abilities. His father told him that he was meant to be a basketball player. As a result, Jayson developed an early interest in the sport. At the end of the game, he was up against much bigger and stronger opponents.
Jayson enrolled at ‘Chaminade College Preparatory,’ where he rose quickly through the basketball team’s ranks. He befriended future NBA star Matthew Tkachuk throughout his high school years. Jayson’s basketball career was therefore placed on a good basis. He enrolled at Duke University after graduating from high school.
Jayson Tatum Career
In December of 2016, Jayson made his first public appearance. He scored 10 points in his first game and led his side to a victory over ‘Maine.’ The 2017 ‘NBA Summer League tournament in Utah was his debut appearance with the ‘Celtics.’ Jayson put together an outstanding performance, averaging 18.7 points, 9.7 rebounds, 2.3 steals, and 2.0 assists per game. The Boston Celtics have qualified for the NBA Playoffs for the first time in franchise history. Jayson was instrumental in several of his team’s triumphs during the season. When he scored 28 points against the ‘Philadelphia 76ers’ in the second round, he set an all-time record for a rookie playing for the ‘Celtics’ in a playoff game.
Best Career Achievements of Jayson
- 2 x NBA All-Stars (2020 & 2021)
- All-NBA Third Team (2020)
- NBA All-Rookie First Team (2018)
- Third-team All-ACC (2017)
- ACC All-Freshman team (2017)
- McDonald’s All-American (2016)
- Gatorade National Player of the Year (2016)
- Mr. Show-Me Basketball (2016)
Jayson Tatum Biography
|Real Name||Jayson Christopher Tatum Sr.|
|Birth Date||3 March 1998|
|Age (as of 2022)||24 Years|
|Birth Place||St. Louis, Missouri, United States|
|Height||in feet inches – 6’ 8” – in Centimeters – 203 cm|
|Weight||in Kilograms – 95 kg – in Pounds – 210 lbs|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
|Marital Status||In Relation|
|Who is his girlfriend?||Toriah Lachell|
|Children||Jayson Christopher Tatum Jr.|
Jayson dated his long-time girlfriend, Toriah Lachell since high school and remained in a healthy relationship for quite a long time. Although, due to personal reasons, they parted their ways and now living a single life. From this relationship, they had a son Jayson Christopher Tatum Jr, Deuce is his nickname, born on December 6, 2017. Despite splitting, they both are enjoying co-parenting and raising Deuce with utmost care. Despite the fact that Jayson’s personal life has remained a secret, it has been rumored that he is dating British R&B singer Ella Mai Howell. Tatum is dating model Bella B, according to rumors dating back to the second half of 2021.
Jayson Tatum Net Worth
By 2022, Jayson Tatum is predicted to have a net worth of $25 million, thanks to his NBA contract and lucrative endorsement deals. Celtics signed him under a rookie contract and over the course of the next four years, he will make $195 million from this. He gets money by participating in basketball leagues and tournaments. He also receives compensation for endorsements.
- Tatum had a foot injury in late October 2016 and missed a few games, but he returned stronger than ever by being selected third overall in the NBA draft.
- When he is off the court, he likes to just chill out in his hometown.
- According to him, there is no better place than home and his home is the best city in the world.
- Micheal Jordan, LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, Kareen Abdul-Jabbar, and Magic Johnson are his all-time favorite NBA players.
- He decided to pick the number “0” for his jersey because Jay Williams didn’t let him wear 22 his personal favorite number.
- Gilbert A also known as “Agent Zero” was his one of favorite players during high school.
- His biggest goal in life is to be the best father for his children.
- For him, Maddison Square Garden, New York is the best arena to play on the road.