Jayson Tatum

John Max 20 Mar,2018

Facts of Jayson Tatum

NBA All-Rookie First Team (2018), Third-team All-ACC (2017), Jordan Brand Classic (2016), Gatorade National Player of the Year (2016)
Full Name
Jayson Tatum
Birth Name
Jayson Christopher Tatum
Famous Name
Jayson Tatum
Affair with
Samie Amos
Jayson Tatum
Brandy Cole
Christopher Tatum Jr.
Jaycob Tatum
No. of Siblings
No. of Twitter Followers
No. of Instagram Followers


Career & Net worth

$6.17 million
Net Worth
$6 Million
Basketball Player
Currently Club
Boston Celtics
Started career as
a small forward for Boston Celtics


Affair with
Samie Amos

Jayson Christopher Tatum, a.k.a. Jayson Tatum, is an American professional basketball player currently playing for the NBA’s Boston Celtics. He played college basketball for Duke and high school basketball for Chaminade.

Tatum was picked third overall in round one in the 2017 NBA draft by the Boston Celtics. He was also included in the NBA All-Rookie First Team in 2018. As of 2022, he has $30 million in net worth, and his salary is $28,103,500.  Furthermore, he has broken up with his girlfriend Samie Amos and is back with his baby momma, Toriah Lachelle.

Jayson Tatum Salary, Net Worth, and Endorsement

Presently, the basketball star Jayson Tatum is signed to Boston Celtics, where his base salary is recorded to be $6.17 million in the 2018 season. His earnings in 2017 were reported to be $5,645,400 and are expected to make $7,830,000 in 2019, which will gradually increase to $9,897,120 in 2020 and $12,985,021 in 2021.

Jayson Jayson shares a photo with his car SOURCE: Instagram@jaytatum0

Tatum was the third highest-earning rookie of 2017, only behind Markelle Fultz and Lonzo Ball. As of 2019, he has an estimated net worth is around $6 million.

He also has an endorsement deal with many renowned brands, including Imo’s Pizza and Nike. He is expected to make a considerable amount from the endorsement deal. Moreover, he can be seen carrying a Beat by Dre headphones every time while traveling during the game, which is sure that he also has an endorsement deal with the brand.

Tatum also promotes the brand through social media posts. Tatum was even featured on the cover of the NBA 2k playgrounds 2, a 2017 sports video game developed by Saber Interactive.

Father of a Child

Tatum, six feet eight inches tall and 93 KG, is a proud father of one child. He introduced his baby boy, Christopher Tatum Jr., to the world via an Instagram post on January 13, 2018.

Most recently, Tatum allegedly broke up with his current girlfriend, Samie Amos, for Toriah Lachelle, the woman with whom he has a child. Rumor has it that he was dating both Amos and Lachelle simultaneously. 

Jayson Tatum and partner Toriah Lachelle SOURCE: Sports Celebrity Daily

The now ex-girlfriend posted an entire paragraph shredding Tatum on Instagram, calling the NBA star easily replaceable and full of flaws.

Previously looking forward to his love life, Tatum was in an open relationship with his fellow Dukie, Samie Amos. Samie is a duke volleyball player.

Jayson Tatum and his former girlfriend Samie Amos SOURCE: Pinterest

Tatum is also famous for his tattoos. He recently got two on his thigh. He can be seen holding his son wearing St. Louis Cardinals jersey, while another is about an apocalyptic bomb cloud with “St. Louis” written on the top and “Till the world blows” written on the bottom.

Early Life and Education

Jayson Tatum was born as Jayson Christopher Tatum on March 3, 1998, in St. Louis, Missouri, to father Justin Tatum and mother Brandy Cole. His birth sign is Pisces. By nationality, Tatum is an American, and he belongs to the Afro-American ethnicity. He has two younger siblings, sister Kayden and brother Jaycob, both from his father’s other relationship.

Tatum enrolled at Chaminade College Preparatory School, where he initially began playing basketball. He recorded 13.3 points and 6.4 rebounds per game during his first year. He was also named 2013 Metro Conference Co-Player of the year and led the team to both MCC and Missouri Districts 2 crowns.

The following year, he averaged 26.0 points with 11.0 rebounds per game.

Further, Tatum scored 25.9 points, 11.7 rebounds, and 3.4 assists per game as a junior. And as a senior, he averaged 29.6 points with 9.1 rebounds per game.

College Career

Upon graduation, Tatum attended Duke University as he had verbally committed. He was ranked the number 3 overall player in the Class of 2016 by ESPN after Josh Jackson and Harry Giles.

He averaged 16.8 points with 2.1 assists and 1.1 blocks per game.

At the end of his freshman year at Duke, he announced he would forgo his final three years of collegiate eligibility and enter the 2017 NBA Draft. He was anticipated as a 1st round selection.

Professional Career

On June 22, 2017, Tatum was the pickled 3rd overall pick in the 2017 NBA draft by the Boston Celtics, which made his team’s 2nd straight choice pick #3 after Jaylen Brown the previous year. In the 2017 NBA Summer League event at Utah, he averaged 18.7 points along with 18.7 points and 2.0 assists with 2.3 steals and 9.7 rebounds.

In Las Vegas, Tatum scored 17.7 points with 8.0 rebounds, 1.0 assists, and 0.8 blocks in nearly thirty-two minutes. Following his outstanding performance, he was named a member of the All-Summer League 2nd Team alongside Kyle Kuzma, Wayne Selden Jr., Cheick Diallo, and Bryn Forbes.

Tatum made his NBA debut against Cleveland Cavaliers, where he scored a double-double with 10 points and ten rebounds. 

On May 22, 2018, Jayson Tatum was named the NBA All-Rookie First Team. This season, Tatum is a starting player for the Celtics and has been a star in the team’s incredible performance. On December 31, 2018, he recorded a double-double against the Spurs but should not prevent his team from the loss.

International Career

Tatum has also represented his national side, the United States playing at various tournaments, including the “2014 FIBA U17 Championship” and “2015 FIBA U19 World Championship”.

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