Jayson Tatum – American Basketball Player Profile

Jayson Tatum

Jayson Tatum – Profile and Bio

NameJayson Christopher Tatum
PositionSmall forward and power forward
Height6-8 (203 cm)
Weight210 lb (95 kg)
Birthdate3rd March, 1998
Birth placeSt. Louis, Missouri
High schoolChaminade College Prep in St. Louis, Missouri
Recruiting rank2016 (3)
Draft Boston Celtics, 1st round (3rd pick, 3rd overall), 2017 NBA Draft
NBA debut17th October, 2017
Experience 6 years

Jayson Tatum – Career Summary

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Know Jayson Tatum

Born on March 3, 1998, Jayson Christopher Tatum is an American professional basketball player who plays for the Boston Celtics in the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played basketball for the Duke Blue Devils in college and was a McDonald’s All-American during high school in Missouri.

In the 2017 NBA Draft, Tatum was chosen by the Boston Celtics as the third overall pick. In 2018, he was named to the NBA All-Rookie First Team. He was selected as the NBA Eastern Conference Finals Most Valuable Player in 2022 and helped the Celtics advance to the NBA Finals. 

He is a five-time NBA All-Star and three-time All-NBA pick. Tatum was a member of the U.S. Olympic squad in Tokyo in 2020 and earned a gold medal. With 51 points in a Game 7 of any NBA playoff series, he also owns the record for most points scored in an NBA All-Star game at 55.

Tatum also founded the Jayson Tatum Foundation, which annually funds 100 boys and girls’ attendance at a one-day, fully-funded summer basketball camp and leadership program. 

Ella Mai and Jayson’s Relationship

Jayson is very selective in what he shares with his fans about his personal life, especially romantic ones. It is rumored that he has been dating the British R&B singer, Ella Mai for many years. As per the NY Post, they have been spotted at each other’s house multiple times. They made their first public appearance at Michal Rubin’s house for the Fourth of July White Party in 2022.

Later, the speculations reached high levels when they both attended Jayson’s former teammate Marcus Smith’s wedding in 2023. A picture was posted by the NY Post where Jayson could be seen wrapping his arms over Ella at the wedding, confirming the rumors. However, there is no official word on how they met or if they are dating.

Is Ella Expecting Jayson’s Baby? reports that Ella hasn’t been in the public eye for six months. They also credit an X post by @steven1yd, “My dad saw Jayson Tatum at a baby shower bruh. I guess that mf has another kid.” Based on that post, rumors exist that the baby is with his supposed girlfriend, Ella Mai. This rumor has no supporting evidence or other sources. So, for now, all we can do is wait and watch.

Is Jayson Already a Father?

Deuce, who is 5 1 ⁄ 2, is Tatum’s kid born when the latter was 19. He has become a major star for the Celtics and other NBA players. Tatum and his ex-girlfriend Toriah Lachell share Deuce. Recently, Tatum opened up about his struggles as a parent and professional basketball player. He missed his son’s birthday as he was playing for his team.

Tatum mentioned the beautiful times he is privileged to spend with his little son, stating, “The best part about being his dad in season is the games. That’s something we have really bonded over.”  

“He loves watching me play, coming to the game and being in the Garden, running around in the back and playing in the locker room. Just seeing him develop over the years, his personality grows, especially in the Garden, has been amazing to see because we have grown up there together,”

He continued, “Tough thing, depending on our schedule, is missing his birthday. There have been a few years when I wasn’t with him for his birthday. Also, not being able to go to every school event and or basketball practice because we are on the road.” ” Even though this is my 7th season, it’s still something that’s not easy to deal with because you never want to miss those things. They grow up so fast.”

Jayson Tatum’s Number of Rings

Tatum is still without an NBA championship. Although it was his seventh season overall, he hasn’t yet succeeded on the grandest stage of the NBA. The 2023–24 season was his seventh. Tatum’s first seven seasons as a member of the Celtics had resulted in seven playoff appearances and one NBA Finals appearance. 

The Celtics lost that series 4-2 against the Warriors in 2022. During Boston’s 2022 postseason run, Tatum averaged 25.6 points, 6.7 rebounds, and 6.2 assists per game. In 2024, Tatum might perhaps win his first title. With a 64-18 record going into the playoffs, the Celtics lead the odds to win the NBA championship.

Jayson Tatum’s Career Highlights and Awards

Let’s look at some awards and highlights from his career:

2016Mr Show-Me BasketballGatorade National Player of the YearMcDonald’s All American
2017ACC All-Freshman teamThird-team All-ACC
2018NBA All-Rookie First team
2020All NBA Third team
2020 – 2023Four times NBA Star
2022NBA Eastern Conference Finals MVP
2022 and 2023Two-time All NBA First team
2023NBA All Star Game MVP

Jayson and Brand Endorsement

The star of the Celtics has set the standard for Jordan’s selected signings in the 2020s with an iconic second signature shoe. Jayson Tatum’s representative called him at the beginning of 2019 to discuss signing with Jordan Brand. Shocked, he said, “I was like, ‘Jordan knows who I am?’’

Five years later, Tatum is beginning off 2024, donning the controversial and distinctive Jordan Tatum 2s, which he has been wearing since their Christmas premiere.

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