48 Facts About Jayson Tatum


Jayson Christopher Tatum is an American professional basketball player for the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association.


Jayson Tatum was voted to the NBA All-Rookie First Team in 2018.


Jayson Tatum won a gold medal on the 2020 US Olympic team in Tokyo.


Jayson Tatum holds the record for most points scored in an NBA All-Star game, with 55, and the most points scored in a Game 7 of any NBA playoffs series, with 51.


Jayson Tatum attended Chaminade College Preparatory School in Creve Coeur, Missouri.


In summer 2015, Jayson Tatum joined the St Louis Eagles Amateur Athletic Union team on the highly competitive Nike Elite Youth Basketball League Circuit.


Jayson Tatum was named the 2016 Gatorade National Player of the Year.


Jayson Tatum was rated as a five-star recruit and considered one of the best prospects in the 2016 class.


Jayson Tatum was ranked as the No 3 overall recruit behind Harry Giles and Josh Jackson and No 2 small forward in the 2016 high school class.


On December 12,2016, Jayson Tatum was named ACC freshman of the week.


Jayson Tatum was named to the All-ACC Tournament team, after averaging 22.0 points, 7.5 rebounds, and 1.5 steals per game for the Blue Devils.


Jayson Tatum averaged 16.5 points and 7.5 rebounds per game in the tournament.


Jayson Tatum was the Celtics' second straight No 3 pick for a small forward, following Jaylen Brown in 2016.


Later, in Las Vegas, Jayson Tatum produced similar results, averaging 17.7 points, 8.0 rebounds, 1.0 assists, and 0.8 blocks in nearly 32 minutes of action in the three games he was allowed to play.


Jayson Tatum was named to the All-Summer League Second Team alongside Bryn Forbes, Cheick Diallo, Wayne Selden Jr.


Jayson Tatum then recorded a season-high 24 points in a win over the New York Knicks on October 24,2017.


Jayson Tatum was named the Eastern Conference's Rookie of The Month for December 2017.


In Game 1 of the first-round series against the seventh seed Milwaukee Bucks, Jayson Tatum recorded a double-double with 19 points and 10 rebounds.


On May 22,2018, Jayson Tatum was named to the NBA All-Rookie Team.


Jayson Tatum was named to the All-NBA Third Team and his first selection of his career.


On January 9,2021, it was confirmed that Jayson Tatum tested positive for COVID-19 and missed multiple games.


On 23 February, Jayson Tatum was named an Eastern Conference reserve for the 2021 NBA All-Star Game.


Jayson Tatum was one of three players to score 60+ points without a single turnover and was named Eastern Conference Player of the Week after averaging 42.7 points per game, 6.0 assists per game, and 6.0 rebounds per game.


In terms of franchise records, Jayson Tatum became just the sixth person in Celtics history to score 50+ points in a playoff game; he became the only player in NBA history to score 50+ points more than once in the regular season, 50+ points in a play-in game, and 50+ points in the playoffs.


Jayson Tatum led the league in Plus-minus for the first time in his 5th season, cementing his status as one of the most valuable players in the NBA.


Jayson Tatum was named the inaugural Eastern Conference Finals MVP after averaging 25.0 points, 8 rebounds and 5.5 assists per game in the series.


Jayson Tatum set the all-time NBA record with 100 turnovers in a single postseason.


Jayson Tatum became the youngest player in NBA history to make 900 three-pointers, doing so at 24 years old and surpassing the previous record set by Bradley Beal at 25 years old.


Jayson Tatum became the first player in NBA History to record multiple games of at least 45 points, 10 rebounds and eight three-pointers made.


Jayson Tatum became the sixth player in NBA history to have multiple games with 45 points or more with 10 or more rebounds while only committing one turnover or fewer, joining the company of Anthony Davis, Michael Jordan, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Kobe Bryant and Carmelo Anthony.


Jayson Tatum surpassed Larry Bird for the most 50-point regular season games in Celtics history.


Jayson Tatum became the first Celtic to record 30+ points, 15+ rebounds, and 5+ assists in a game since Paul Pierce in 2002.


Jayson Tatum became the 10th player in NBA history to reach 9,000 career points before the age of 25.


On January 26, Jayson Tatum was named an Eastern Conference starter for the 2023 NBA All-Star Game, marking his fourth overall selection and first as a starter.


Jayson Tatum became the first player in NBA history to score at least 50 points in the regular season, the playoffs, and the All-Star Game.


Jayson Tatum surpassed Paul Pierce for the second-most 40-point games in Celtics history with 22.


Jayson Tatum finished the season with a 30.1 points per game average, becoming the only player in Celtics history to average at least 30 points per game in a season.


Jayson Tatum became the first player in Celtics history to put up multiple 50-point playoff games.


Jayson Tatum surpassed Paul Pierce for the most playoff three-pointers made in Celtics history.


Jayson Tatum played in the 2014 FIBA Under-17 World Championship and 2015 FIBA Under-19 World Championship, making the Eurobasket.


Jayson Tatum was selected as one of the players on Team USA at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan, which was postponed to 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.


Jayson Tatum was the second highest scorer on the team to Kevin Durant.


Justin Tatum played basketball at Saint Louis University and is a gym teacher and basketball coach at Christian Brothers College High School in St Louis, from which he graduated in 1997, approximately a year before Jayson's birth; Tatum's father was previously the coach and athletics director at Soldan International Studies High School for six years.


Jayson Tatum was born when his parents were both 19-year-old undergraduates; his mother Brandy graduated from Saint Louis University School of Law and is a practicing attorney in the St Louis area.


Jayson Tatum is the godson of former NBA player Larry Hughes, who was his father's high school and college teammate; he is a cousin of former NBA player and current Los Angeles Clippers head coach Tyronn Lue.


Jayson Tatum is a Christian, crediting Jesus for his success and career.


Jayson Tatum is good friends with former Duke teammate and current NBA player Harry Giles.


On June 21,2019, Jayson Tatum signed with the Jordan Brand.