Jayson Tatum is an American professional basketball player who plays for Boston Celtics at the NBA. He was a star recruit and has entered the NBA draft in 2017.
Jayson Tatum-early life and childhood
Jayson was born on 3 March 1998 and his middle name is Christopher. His birthplace is St. Louis in Missouri. His parents are Justin Tatum and Brandy Cole. His father played basketball for Saint Louis University and is a gym teacher and basketball coach at Christian Brothers College. His mother is also from Saint Louis University School of Law and is a practicing attorney. His brother is Jaycob and sister is Kayden. His godfather is Larry Hughes. His cousin is Tyronn Hue. He is a devout Christian.
Jayson is an American citizen with African-American ethnicity. He studied at the Chaminade College Preparatory School and used to play basketball at school and had a good score record. He was committed to Duke University.
Jayson Tatum and his professional career and net worth
In June 2017, Jayson was drafted by the Boston Celtics in a controversial move by the GM of Boston Celtics Danny Ainge. Jayson showed his skills at the game and was considered the top recruit. He was praised for his performance and in 2018 was awarded and honored by been named to the NBA All-Rookie First Team. He was also the youngest player to score at least 20 points in 4 straight playoff games at 20 years of age.
He was at 2014 under 17 and 2015 Under 19 World Championships. He also was the representative of the USA Team at the Nike Hoop Summit in 2016. He has a net worth of $ 6 million.
Jayson Tatum and his personal life-relationship, girlfriend, wife, children
Jayson is not married and is sans a wife but has a child. His love life is a bit complex.
He is dating and the name of his girlfriend is Samie Amos who is his college sweetheart and plays for the college volleyball team. He also has a high school girlfriend called Toriah Lachell who is the baby mom of his son Jayson Christopher Tatum Jr. who was born in December 2017.
He has a towering height of 6 feet and 8 inches and weighs 93 kg. His wingspan is 6 feet and 11 inches. His other body measurements are not known. He has dark black hair and eyes. He is active on the social media with a Twitter account which has 368k fans. His Instagram has 2.1 m followers.
Jayson Tatum and his list of favorite players
Jayson had stated to Bleacher Report that his play has been influenced by a number of legendary basketball players and some of them include Kobe Bryant, Carmelo Anthony, Tracy McGrady, Paul George and Kevin Durant. Jayson has tried to learn and master their difficult moves.
Source: Wikipedia, playerswiki.com, celticswire.com