Jayson Tatum is not a strange name to the NBA and Bolton Celtics Fans. Stepping up from the care of his athlete parents, he went on digging up more on his basketball career and now amassing more than a $160 million deal of five years.
Throughout his six long years of professional career, Jayson has showcased his top-notch performance, leading his team to secure a place at the top level. He is also named NBA All-Star for the Bolton Celtics.
Who Is Jayson Tatum? Bio And Age Details
Jayson Tatum is a professional basketball player who pursues his career with the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He has been playing his professional career for the Celtics since 2017 after the 2017 NBA Draft and has contributed to six seasons of the NBA.
Born in 1998 in St. Louis, Missouri, Jayson Tatum celebrates his birthday on March 3 every year. He is currently 25 years old. He was born to his parents, Justin Tatum and Brandy Cole – they were not even married when Jayson was born. His mother, Brandy, raised him while his father maintained his presence in his nourishment.
Jayson’s father, Justin Tatum, is a former basketball player who attended Christian Brothers College High School. He was one of the key players who led the team to the State Title in 1997. He later played at Saint Louis University (SLU) and led the SLU Billikens to Conference Champions in 2000.
Justin graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice.
On the other hand, Jayson’s mother, Brandy Cole, was a professional volleyball player in high school. She attended the University of Tennessee with a volleyball scholarship. Besides being an athlete, Brandy now practices law. Having graduated with a law degree from Saint Louis University School of Law, she now pursues her career as an attorney. Besides, she has two other degrees in political science and communications.
Jayson Tatum Height And Weight Details
Jayson Tatum has a towering height of 6 feet and 8 inches, which is normal for a basketball player. Besides, he weighs 95 kg (209 lbs) in weight. The prolific basketball player from the Bolton Celtics has an athletic body with distinctive features such as black eyes and hair color.
Jayson Tatum Stats | Career Progression
Jayson Tatum’s stats appear decent in the 2022-23 NBA season. He has started in 74 games, contributing 30 points. He has a Field Goal Percentage of 46.6, a 3-Point Field Goal Percentage of 35.0, a Free Throw Percentage of 85.4, and an Effective Field Goal Percentage of 54.3.
Apart from that, his Player Efficiency Rate is 23.7, while he has registered win shares of 10.6.
Throughout his professional career, he has played 439 games averaging 22.5 Points, 7.0 Rebounds, and 3.3 Assists. His total Field Goal Percentage is 45.8, his 3-Point Field Goal Percentage is 37.5, and his Free Throw Percentage is 84.7.
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Jayson started playing basketball at a young age – he enrolled at Chaminade College Preparatory School, where he played his freshman career. Similarly, he was one of the players on the St. Louis Eagles Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) team in 2015 and played Nike Elite Youth Basketball League (EYBL) Circuit. He also played for Duke University before getting NBA Draft by the Bolton Celtics in 2017.
Jayson was the team’s No. 1 overall pick during the 2017 NBA Draft. Later, he got named the All-Summer League Second Team in the same season. Currently, it marks his 6th professional career season with the Celtics.
Besides his club-level career, he has led his national team (USA) in the 2014 FIBA Under-17 World Championship and the 2015 FIBA Under-19 World Championship. Similarly, he was one of the Team USA players at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan.
Jayson Tatum Launched His Signature Shoe
Jayson Tatum officially launched his signature shoe in February 2023. The 25 years old professional basketball player announced his signature shoe officially via his Instagram post on February 19. He shared pictures with his son, Deuce, as they showcased and wore the newly launched product.
This is the first time Jayson and the famous Jordan Brand of basketball shoes aligned together. Tatum’s signature shoes will come in different color selections: The Zoo, St. Louis, The Barbershop, and The Pink Lemonade. The stories behind the names of his signature shoes are interesting. The Zoo was named after the zoo, which is the favorite place of his father to spend. Similarly, St. Louis is for his hometown St. Louis in Missouri. His haircut influences the Barbershop series, while The Pink Lemonade comes after one of his favorite drinks. As he launched his signature shoes, he mentioned;
“I want people to feel like they can connect to me. I remember being a kid, walking into the store, and looking for the signature shoes of my favorite players. The moment I saw the shoe or put it on, I felt like I was in sync and closer to them. So, I want this shoe to be a bridge between my fans and me to bring us closer together.”
Who is Jayson Tatum’s Girlfriend? Dating Life Explored
Jayson Tatum is in a beautiful relationship with his girlfriend, Ella Mai, a famous singer/songwriter. The couple has reportedly been dating since 2020; however, neither has officially confirmed it. Nevertheless, they have been spotted together several times, including at the Travis Scott concert and Michael Rubin’s party.
Ella Mai is a talented singer who previously starred in the X Factor. She is an alum of the British and Irish Modern Music Institute. She has signed deals with Interscope Records and released a four-song EP.
Besides that, Jayson Tatum has a son named Deuce Tatum, who mostly features on his Instagram. He welcomed his baby boy with his former partner Toriah Lachell – Jayson was just 19 years old and was pursuing his college-level career when he had his son. It was also the same year he got drafted into the NBA, so 2017 seems remarkable to the 26-year-old basketball player.
There is little information about Jayson’s ex, Toriah Lachell, but they first met at Chaminade College Preparatory School.
Jayson Tatum Net Worth | How Rich Is He?
Jayson Tatum has a whopping net worth of $25 Million, thanks to his professional basketball career. He also bags an average salary of $33.7 Million from the Bolton Celtics of the National Basketball Association (NBA).
Jayson’s five-year contract extension with the Celtics in 2020 was worth over $195.6 million. In addition, the minimum deal value was worth $163 million, and in five years, he will summon around $44.5 million in average salary. Besides that, he also racks up a hefty sum of money through endorsements and other side projects.
Meet Jayson Tatum On Instagram
Jayson Tatum is a verified user of Instagram, which he handles as @jaytatum0. He has more than 5.9 million followers on the platform, regularly sharing posts regarding his professional life.
Pictures of his games, family, and especially his son, Deuce, are the primary emphasized content of his Instagram.