Jayson Tatum is a small forward in the NBA who plays for the Boston Celtics. He attended Chaminade College Preparatory School in his hometown ofCreve Coeur, Missouri, where he was rated as a five-star recruit and regarded as one of the top players in the Class of 2016. After a one-and-done 2016–2017 season with Duke, Tatum opted to enter the 2017 NBA draft, where he was selected with the third overall pick by the Boston Celtics.
Jayson Tatum Net Worth As Of 2019: $5 Million
In his first year in the NBA, Tatum received a handsome salary of $5.65 million. As part of his contract, he’s expected to make an additional $37.5 million over the next 4 years.
Tatum was born on March 3, 1998, in St. Louis, Missouri. He was raised in Missouri as well and attended Chaminade College Preparatory. As a Freshman, he averaged 13.3 points and 6.4 rebounds per game, while being named 2013 Metro Catholic Conference Co-Player of the year, and led the Red Devils to both (MCC) and Missouri District 2 crowns.
As a Sophomore in 2014, he averaged 26.0 points, 11.0 rebounds per game. As a junior, Tatum averaged 25.9 points, 11.7 rebounds, and 3.4 assists while earning Second-team Naismith Trophy All American honors. Prior to his senior year, Tatum made a July 11th, 2015, verbal commitment to Duke University. As a Senior in 2015–16 Tatum averaged 29.6 points, 9.1 rebounds and posted six 40 point games while leading Chaminade to its second-ever Missouri Class 5A state championship. In 2016, he played in the McDonald’s All-American Game and was named the 2016 Gatorade National Player of the Year.
Tatum was a five-star recruit and was regarded as one of the top players in the 2016 class. As one of the best players in his class and in college, he only played at Duke for one year before entering the draft. In the 2016-17 season, Tatum led the Blue Devils to an ACC Championship. As the #2 seed in the NCAA Tournament, Duke had a disappointing early exit after an upset loss to the University of South Carolina in the second round. Tatum finished his season at Duke with 16.8 points and 7.3 rebounds per game.
In a controversial move, Boston Celtics general manager Danny Ainge dealt away the team’s #1 pick in the 2017 NBA draft to the Philadelphia 76ers in the hopes that the player he actually wanted, Tatum, would still be on the board with the #3 pick he received in return. Luckily for him and the Celtics nation, Tatum was still there come the third pick and he was picked up by Boston. Tatum had an extremely impressive rookie year, posting an average of 13.9 points and 5 rebounds per game while shooting 47.5% from the field.
Tatum to play as the Team member of USA, he will be a participant in the Rising Stars Game on 15th February, Friday. Last year he scored 15 points in 26 minutes.