JAYSON TATUM, Net Worth, Biography, Sport, Career

 On March 3, 1998, Jayson Christopher Tatum was born. He presently plays basketball professionally for the NBA’s Boston Celtics.

Given that his father, Justin Tatum, was a Saint Louis University basketball player, Jayson grew up in an athletic household. During that period, Brandy Cole, his mother, was also a student at Saint Louis University. Additionally, Jaycob Tatum is Jayson’s brother. With his former girlfriend Toriah Lachell, Jayson has a kid named Jayson Christopher Tatum Jr. Tatum, who grew up in Saint Louis, Missouri, chose to complete his high school education there.

He went to Creve Coeur, Missouri’s Chaminade College Prep school. The 5-Star prospect left high school to play for Duke University following an incredible career. The Celtics selected Jayson Tatum third overall in the 2017 NBA Draft because of his outstanding performance in his lone season at Duke. Tatum, who is in his third season with the Boston Celtics, has gotten better every single year.

Jayson Christopher Tatum was born. He presently plays basketball professionally for the NBA's Boston Celtics.

Jayson Christopher Tatum NBA Career

The young talent went to Chaminade College Prep in Creve Coeur, Missouri, for high school, staying local. There, Jayson Tatum made an immediate impression. As a rookie, he scored 13.3 points and pulled down 6.4 rebounds per game, good enough to win the 2013 Metro Catholic Conference Player of the Year award. He led the Red Devils to two district titles when they were on that course. He nearly increased his numbers the next season.

He averaged 26 points and 11 rebounds per game in his sophomore season. Tatum maintained his consistency as a junior, averaging 11.7 rebounds, 3.4 assists, and 25.9 points per game. Tatum’s scoring significantly increased once he joined an AAU squad in the circuit of the Nike Elite Youth Basketball League. When it come time for the NBA Draft in 2017, astute Danny Ainge was once again making dubious decisions. In an attempt to get the player he wanted and add another pick, Ainge made the decision to trade the team’s first overall pick. Ainge’s strategies appear to have succeeded once more, as the Boston Celtics selected Jayson Tatum with the third overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft. In a loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers, Tatum recorded a double-double in his Boston Celtics debut with 14 points and 10 rebounds. Soon after, on October 24, Tatum scored 24 more points in a game against the New York Knicks. During his rookie season, he made his Playoff debut.

Tatum demonstrated that his first-year performance was not an anomaly in the 2018–19 season. He had a strong start to the season, going into a victory over the Philadelphia 76ers with 23 points, 9 rebounds, and 3 assists. Averaging 15.7 points and 6 rebounds, he had another excellent year. Tatum has encountered a new world, though, in the 2019–20 campaign. Now, he is claiming his place as a superstar and proving that he is more than just a competent player. Jayson Tatum demolished the Charlotte Hornets on December 22, 2019, scoring 39 points. His career-high 41-point performance against the Los Angeles Lakers later topped this.

Tatum College Career (Duke University)

The early years of Jayson Tatum had scouts all across the nation salivating. After graduating from high school, the budding talent was rated as a 5-talent recruit and placed third overall in the class. Tatum had to choose between Kentucky, North Carolina, Duke, or Saint Louis in the end. Both of his parents had hoped that he would enrol at Saint Louis University, where they both received their degrees. Rather, he chose to attend Duke University in a duo with Harry Giles, another top-three recruit. Due to his foot injury, Tatum was forced to miss the first eight games of the 2016–17 season, which did not go as planned for his Duke career. Tatum scored ten points in a rout of Maine in his Duke debut. Only three days later, in a victory over Florida, he scored 22 points and pulled down eight rebounds in his first big game. On February 15, he had his best game of the season. In a decisive win over the defensively astute Virginia Cavaliers, Jayson scored 28 points and pulled down eight rebounds.

Jayson Christopher Tatum and his baby boy

Tatum had an outstanding ACC Tournament, averaging 22 points and 7.5 rebounds while leading the Blue Devils to yet another ACC Tournament victory. But Duke did lose their second seed in the NCAA Tournament when they were defeated by South Carolina in the first round.

Tatum’s one season at Duke contributed to his inclusion on the Third-Team All-ACC and ACC All-Freshman teams. After that, he applied to the 2017 NBA Draft.


As of February 21, 2024, Tatum’s average yearly salary will be $7,518,330 because he has a four-year, $30,073,320 contract with the Boston Celtics inked. Through three seasons so far, he has made $20,176,200.

On June 21, 2019, Tatum agreed to provide endorsements for Jordan Brand. Announcing Jayson Tatum’s addition to the Jordan Team, Michael Jordan was in Paris at the time. The financial details of the multi-year deal are not public knowledge. Tatum also speaks on behalf of Imo’s Pizza.

With the Boston Celtics, Jayson Tatum signed a four-year, $30 million contract in 2017.  

Who is Jayson Tatum’s girlfriend, Ella Mai?

Ella Mai, a British singer-songwriter, is well-known for her soulful R&B music. Her breakthrough song, “Boo’d Up,” reached the top five on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart in 2018. Ella is currently in a romantic relationship with Boston Celtics player Jayson Tatum, which began in October 2020. Ella, whose full name is Ella Mai Howell (born November 3, 1994 in London, England), is 29 years old in 2024. As a child, Ella began performing in local talent shows and competitions. 

Jayson Tatum Personal Life

Saint Louis University holds significant ties to Jayson Tatum, who was born in Saint Louis, MO. It was at Saint Louis University where his father, Justin Tatum, competed in hoops. His mother Brandy enrolled and completed her legal studies at Saint Louis University as well. As freshmen at the university, the couple gave birth to their son, Jayson. Justin Tatum currently works as a basketball coach and gym instructor at Christian Brothers College High School in St. Louis, while Brandy practices law there.

Jayson’s younger brother, Jaycob, is also a brother. In addition to being a cousin of Tyronn Lue, a former NBA player and coach, Larry Hughes is Jayson’s godfather. Jayson’s skill set is a clear indication of the Tatum family’s strong basketball ties. 

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