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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.
  • 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 points, 7.5 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 1.5 blocked shots. Shot 31.8 percent from the field, 25.0 percent from 3-point and 83.3 percent from the fould 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 points, 3.5 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game, shot 31.4 percent from the field, 40.0 percent (3-4 3pt FGs) from 3-point and 77.8 percent from the free throw line.

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

  • Played on he 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 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 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 points, 2.1 assists and 1.9 steals per game, while shooting 48.8 percent from the field, 40.0 percent from 3-point and 64.3 percent 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.
  • Member of the USA Basketball 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; started all five games and 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 to 2017-18 NBA All-Rookie first team.
  • Named Rookie of the Month in December 2017.
  • 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 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 2018-19 his 2nd NBA season, all with the Boston Celtics.
  • Has played and started in 159 games in his NBA regular season career and has compiled 4892 minutes (30.8 mpg.), 2355 points (14.8 ppg.), 879 rebounds (5.5 rpg.), 296 assists (1.9 apg.), 115 blocked shots (0.7 bpg.), 167 steals (1.1 spg.), while shooting 46.1 percent from the field, 40.0 percent from 3-point and 84.0 percent from the foul line.
  • Has appeared and started in 28 career NBA postseason games, has averaged 34.9 minutes, 17.4 ppg., 5.1 rpg., 2.5 apg., 1.2 spg., while shooting 46.1 percent from the field, 32.4 percent from 3-point and 81.6 percent from the foul line.
  • Played and started in 79 games in 2018-19, averaged 31.1 minutes, a career-high 15.7 ppg., a career-high 6.0 rpg., 2.1 apg, 1.2 spg.,  shot 45.0 percent from the field, 37.3 percent from 3-point and 85.5 percent from the foul line. 
  • Drafted in the first round, 3rd 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 in2016-17, 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
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
2014 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
26/6
522/20.1 
117-271
.432
  20-  58
.345
43-  60
.717
110/  4.2
297/ 11.4
47
20
40

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