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Who is Jason Tatum? Interesting Facts about Boston Celtics Superstar – sports
Saturday, February 4 2023

Jayson Christopher Tatum Sr. is an American professional basketball player that plays for the Boston Celtics in the NBA.

He used to be one of the top basketball players at Chaminade College Preparatory School and received a five-star recruit rating as well. With the high ranking, he successfully enrolled at Duke University.

Even though missing the first few games of his college team due to his foot injury, his shining performance and exceptional talent still drew NBA’s attention. In the 2017 NBA Draft, Jayson Tatum was selected by The Boston Celtics as the third overall pick.

Tatum was voted the NBA Eastern Conference Finals Most Valuable Player in 2022 and assisted the Celtics in reaching the NBA Finals. He was a three-time NBA All-Star and two-time All-NBA pick.

On the 2020 American Olympic team in Tokyo, he also took home a gold medal.

Jason Tatum
Jayson Tatum playing for the Boston Celtics.[Photograph].Celtics Blog.Photo by Megan Briggs/Getty Images.

Personal Info

  • Birth: March 3, 1998
  • Nationality: St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.
  • Position: Small forward
  • League: NBA
  • Team: Boston Celtics
  • High School: Chaminade (Creve Coeur, Missouri)
  • College: Duke (2016–2017)
  • Height: 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
  • Weight: 210 lb (95 kg)
  • NBA Draft: 2017 / Round: 1 / Pick: 3rd overall – Selected by the Boston Celtics
  • Team Jersey : No. 0
  • Nickname: Taco Jay

Career Info

  • Playing Career: 2017–present
  • Career History: 2017–present: Boston Celtics

Career Highlights and Awards

3× NBA All-Star 2020-2022
All-NBA First Team 2022
All-NBA Third Team 2020
NBA Eastern Conference Finals MVP 2022
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

Fun Facts

  • Jayson is extremely closed with his mother who raised him as a single mother. As he said, his mom is a superhero, getting Bachelor’s and Law degrees while working two jobs and attending all of his games and practices, she did make a lot of contribution to Jayson’s success.
  • Jayson is actually a father of a 5-year old cute boy called Duece who has become a Boston “rock star”. Fans love to see whatever he does in his dad’s interview.
  • Jayson Tatum idolized Kobe Bryant who impacted his life. He regard Kobe as his idol, mentor, and close friend and desiring to be a great player like Kobe in the future.
  • The reason why Jayson use 0 as his jersey number is because of Gilbert Arenas,so called “Agent 0” who used to be a deadly scoring threat.

 

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