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Jayson Tatum

USA BASKETBALL NOTES:

  • Gold Medals: 2015 FIBA U19 World Championship, 2014 FIBA U17 World Championship and 2013 FIBA Americas U16 Championship.

  • Named a finalist for the 2021 USA National Team and U.S. Olympic Men's Basketball Team on on March 11, 2021.

  • Named on Feb. 10, 2020, a finalist for the 2020 U.S. Olympic Men's Basketball Team.

  • Member of the 2019 USA World Cup Team that finished with a 6-2 record and in seventh place. Played and started in the USA first two games before suffering a sprained ankle. Averaged 24.5 ppg., 7.5 rpg., 2.5 apg., 1.5 bpg. Shot 31.8% from the field, 25.0% from 3-point and 83.3% from the foul line.

  • Recorded 11 points and 11 rebounds against Turkey, 10 points versus Czech Republic.

  • During USA National Team pre-World Cup Tour, played in four games, started one game, averaged 22.5 minutes, 8.3 ppg., 3.5 rpg. and 2.5 apg., shot 31.4% from the field, 40.0% (3-4 3pt FGs) from 3-point and 77.8% from the foul line.

  • Named on July 22, 2019, a member of the 2019 USA World Cup Team.

  • Played on the victorious USA Blue Team (National) in the 2019 USA Blue-USA White exhibition game on Aug. 9 in Las Vegas, recorded a game-high 17 points (5-8 FGs), 4 rebounds, 1 assist and 1 blocked shot in 15:44 minutes of action.

  • Named on June 10, 2019, a member of the 2019 USA Basketball Men's National Team training camp roster that will be used to select the official 12-member 2019 USA World Cup Team.

  • Named to the 2016 USA Junior National Select Team that claimed a 101-67 victory over the World Select Team in the 2016 Nike Hoop Summit. Recorded 14 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals and 1 blocked shot in 16:57 minutes of action.

  • Participated in the 2015 USA Basketball Junior National Team October minicamp.

  • Member of the 2015 USA Basketball U19 National Team that captured the gold medal with a perfect 7-0 record at the 2015 FIBA U19 World Championship in Heraklion, Greece. Played in all seven games, averaged a team third-high 13.9 ppg., 2.1 apg. and 1.9 spg., while shooting 48.8% from the field, 40.0% from 3-point and 64.3% from the foul line.

  • Member of the 2014 USA U17 World Championship Team that posted a 7-0 record and captured the FIBA U17 World Championship for Men gold medal in Dubai, United Arab Emirates; Played in seven games, started three, averaged 11.3 ppg., 3.1 rpg. and 1.9 spg.

  • Participated in the 2013 USA Developmental National Team October minicamp.

  • Member of the USA Men's U16 National Team that posted a perfect 5-0 record en route to winning gold at the 2013 FIBA Americas U16 Championship in Maldonado, Uruguay; averaged 10.0 ppg. and 4.6 rpg.

  • Named to the 2013-14 USA Basketball Men's Junior National Team on March 27, 2013.

  • Participated in the October 2012 USA Developmental National Team minicamp, held in Colorado Springs, Colo. 

NBA HONORS:

  • Named All-NBA third Team (2020).

  • Two-time NBA All-Star (2020 and 2021).

  • Recorded 21 points (9-16 FGs), 4 rebounds, 7 assists and 4 steals in 17 minutes for Team Durant in the 2021 NBA All-Star Game.

  • Named to the 2020 Team LeBron for the NBA All-Star Game. Recorded 6 points, 1 rebounds, 3 assists and and 3 steals in 13:37 of action.

  • Named to 2017-18 NBA All-Rookie first team.

  • Named NBA Player of the Month once (Feb. 2020).

  • Two-time NBA Player of the Week.

  • Named Rookie of the Month in December 2017.

  • Two-time NBA Skills Challenge participant (2019 and 2020).

  • 2019 NBA Skills Challenge Champion.

  • Two-time participant in the NBA Rising Stars Challenge during All-Star.

  • In the 2019 Rising Stars Challenge, played for Team USA and recorded 30 points (12-24 FGS, 6-14 3pt FGs), 9 rebounds, 3 assists and 2 steals in 26 minutes of action to help lead the Team USA to a 161-144 victory over Team World.

  • In the 2018 Rising Stars Challenge, played for Team USA and recorded 15 points (7-13 FGs), 4 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 blocked shot and 2 steals in 26.3 minutes. 

NBA MILESTONES:

  • In being named in 2019-20 All-NBA third team became the youngest player in BostonCeltics history to accomplish that feat.

  • From Feb. 23-26, 2020, recorded three straight games of at least 33 points while shooting 60% or better from the floor to become the youngest player to accomplish that feat since Shaquille O’Neal in 1994.

  • Finished the 2020 postseason run with 26 career games of 20-points or more in a playoff game which is the third most in league history for a player before turning the age of 23 joining Kobe Bryant (32) and LeBron James (29).

  • Became the first Boston Celtic in franchise history to record three postseason games of 30 points and 10 rebounds before the age of 23.

  • In his NBA debut, recorded a double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds versus the Cleveland Cavaliers.

  • In Game 1 of the second-round series against the Philadelphia 76ers, he posted a career-high 28 points in a 117–101 win to become the first Celtics rookie to score 25 or more points in a playoff game since Larry Bird during the 1980 NBA Playoffs. After scoring 21 points in a Game 2 victory, he became the youngest player ever to score at least 20 points in four-straight playoff games at the age of 20 years, 61 days, surpassing Kobe Bryant who accomplished that feat during the 1999 NBA Playoffs at the age of 20 years, 272 days. After leading the Celtics with 24 points in a Game 3, he became the first Celtics rookie to score 20 points in five straight playoff games. Bird held the previous record of four. At the end of Boston's playoff run, he joined Kareem Abdul-Jabbar as the only rookies in playoff history to record 10 games of 20 or more points scored during their first playoffs.

NBA NOTES:

  • Completed in 2019-20 his third NBA season, all with the Boston Celtics.

  • Through 2019-20, has played and started in 225 games in his NBA regular season career and has compiled 7,158 minutes (31.8 mpg.), 3,902 points (17.3 ppg.), 1,339 rebounds (6.0 rpg.), 496 assists (2.2 apg.), 172 blocked shots (0.8 bpg.) and 250 steals a game (1.1 spg.), while shooting 45.7% from the field, 40.1% from 3-point and 82.9% from the foul line.

  • Through 2019-20, has appeared and started in 45 career NBA postseason games, has averaged 37.1 minutes, 20.6 points, 7.0 rebounds, 3.4 assists and 1.1 steals a game, while shooting 44.8% from the field, 35.1% from 3-point and 81.5% from the foul line.

  • Played and started in 66 games in 2019-20, averaged a career-high 34.3 minutes (23 in NBA), a career-high 23.4 points (15h in NBA), a career-high 7.0 rpg. (34th in NBA), career-high 3.0 assists (80th in NBA) and a career-high 1.4 steals a game (tied 18 in NBA). Shot 45.0% from the field (tied 73rd in NBA), 40.3% from 3-point (tied 22nd in NBA)and 81.2% from the foul line (58th in NBA). Ranked 35th in NBA in player efficiency (20.4). 

  • Drafted in the first round, No. 3 overall, of the 2017 NBA Draft by Boston. Became an early entry candidate after one collegiate season at the Duke University.

COLLEGIATE NOTES:

  • Attended the Duke University for one season (2016-17).

  • As a freshman in 2016-17, played in 29 games, started in 27 games, averaged 33.3 minutes, 16.8 ppg., 7.3 rpg., 2.1 apg., 1.3 spg, shot 45.1 percent from the field, 34.2 percent from 3-point and 84.9 percent from the foul line.

  • Selected to the 2016-17 All-ACC third team and ACC All-Tournament first team.

  • Named All-ACC Freshman first team.

  • Three-time ACC Rookie of the Week.

PERSONAL NOTES:

  • Born in his hometown of St. Louis, Missouri. 

  • Son of Brandy Cole and Justin Tatum; has one younger brother, Jaycob Tatum.

  • Father played basketball for St. Louis University and professionally in the Netherlands.

  • Attended Chaminade College Prep and was named the 2016 Gatorade National Player of the Year and McDonald's All-American.

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USA BASKETBALL STATISTICS

TEAM
G/S
MIN/AVG
FGM-FGA
PCT
3PM-3PA
PCT
FTM-FTA
PCT
REB/AVG
PTS/AVG
AST
BLK
STL
2019 WC 2/2 49/24.5   7-  22 .318   2-    8 .250   5-    6 .833 15/  7.5 21/ 10.5 5 3 2
2019 MNT 4/1 90/22.5 11-  35 .314   4-  10 .400   7-    9 .778 14/  3.5 33/   8.3 10 2 4
2019 MNTX 1/0 16/16.0    6-    8 .750   3-    5 .600   2-    3 .667 4/  4.0 17/ 17.0 1 1 0
2016 HSUM
1/1
16.6/16.6
   4-    8
.500
  0-    0
.---
  6-    6
1.000
4/  4.0
14/ 14.0
2
1
2
2015 U19 7/0 155/22.1 42-  86 .489   4-  10 .400   9-  14 .642 32/  4.6 97/ 13.9 15 6 13
2014 U17 7/3 121/17.3 32-  69 .464   3-  12 .250 12-  17 .706 22/  3.1 79/ 11.3 5 4 13
2013 U16 5/0   91/18.2 19-  51 .373   4-  13 .308   8-  11 .727 23/  4.6 50/ 10.0 11 4 8
Totals
27/7
539/20.0
121-279
.434
  20-  58
.345
49-  69
.710
114/  4.2
311/ 11.5
49
21
42

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