Jason Christopher Tatum Sr. simply known as Jason Tatum is an American professional basketball for the Boston Celtics and the USA basketball team.
Tatum won the 2019 Skills Challenge during the NBA All-Star Weekend. Being a part of Team USA, Tatum won a Gold Medal at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo.
Born 3rd March 1998 in St. Louis Missouri, USA. Tatum is the son of Justin Tatum and Brandy Cole.
Justin Tatum played basketball at Saint Louis University and was a gym teacher and basketball coach at Christian Brothers College High School in St. Louis, from which he graduated in 1997, approximately a year before Jayson’s birth.
Tatum’s father was previously the coach and athletics director at Soldan International Studies High School for six years. Tatum was born when his parents were both 19-year-old undergraduates.
His mother Brandy graduated from Saint Louis University School of Law and is now a practicing attorney in the St. Louis area.
Tatum is the godson of retired NBA player Larry Hughes, who was his father’s high school and college teammate; he is also a cousin of former NBA player and current Los Angeles Clippers head coach Tyronn Lue.
Tatum is also known to be a strong Christian, crediting Jesus for his success and career.
While in high school at Chaminade College Preparatory School, Tatum was good friends with future NHL forward Matthew Tkachuk of the Calgary Flames, as the two were placed in the same gym class. Tatum is also good friends with former Duke teammate and current NBA player Harry Giles.
Tatum’s son, Jayson Tatum Jr., who is often referred to as Deuce, was born on December 6, 2017.
High School and College Career
Tatum attended high School at Chaminade College Preparatory School in Creve Coeur, Missouri.
As a freshman, he averaged 13.3 points and 6.4 rebounds per game and was named 2013 Metro Catholic Conference Co-Player of the year, leading the Red Devils to both (MCC) and Missouri District 2 crowns. As a sophomore in 2014, he averaged 26.0 points and 11.0 rebounds per game.
As a senior in 2015–16 Tatum averaged 29.6 points and 9.1 rebounds and posted six 40-point games while leading Chaminade to its second Missouri Class 5A state championship.
Tatum was selected to the 2016 McDonald’s All-American Game in January 2016, where he won the Skills competition, and in the all-star game on March 30, 2016, at the United Center in Chicago, leading the East Team in scoring with 18 points and grabbing 8 rebounds in a 114–107 loss.
In April, Tatum also played in the Jordan Brand Classic, where he scored 18 points in a 131–117 win against the West team. Tatum was named the 2016 Gatorade National Player of the Year.
Before the start of his College career in 2016–17, Tatum missed 8 games due to a foot injury he sustained.
On December 3, 2016 in his Duke debut, Tatum recorded 10 points in a 94–55 win over Maine.
On February 13, Tatum earned his second ACC freshman of the week honor.
On February 15, he scored a season-high 28 points and had 8 rebounds in a 65–55 victory against Virginia.
On February 18, 2017, Tatum scored 19 points in a 99–94 victory over Wake Forest. As the fifth seed in the ACC Tournament, Duke defeated Clemson in the second round and Louisville in the quarterfinals.
On March 10, Tatum scored 24 points in a win over rival North Carolina in the semifinals.
On March 11, Tatum tallied 19 points and 8 rebounds in a 75–69 victory against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, earning the Blue Devils the ACC Tournament Championship.
Jason Tatum wife
After coming out of a relationship with Toriah Lachell, Jason Tatum the NBA player has been linked to both singer Ella Mai and model Bella B since late 2021.
In December of 2021, both ladies were spotted in attendance at a Celtics game against the Los Angeles Lakers.
Jason Tatum son
Jayson Tatum Jr., who is often referred to as Deuce, was born on December 6, 2017 with ex-partner Toriah Lachell.
The iconic star wears the jersey number 0 for the Boston Celtics of the NBA.
Tatum, who said he is working on his own shoe brand, signed with the Jordan Brand in 2019 and has been wearing custom Jordan 36s.
Jason Tatum Contract
According to Spotrac.com Tatum signed a 5 year / $163,000,300 contract with the Boston Celtics, including $163,000,300 guaranteed, and an annual average salary of $32,600,060. In 2021-22, Tatum will earn a base salary of $28,103,500, while carrying a cap hit of $28,103,500 and a dead cap value of $28,103,500.