Jayson Tatum Biography

( 1998 - )
January 22, 2019
First published on:March 20, 2018
by John Max

Facts of Jayson Tatum

Date of Birth: 1998, March 3
Age: 20 years old
Height: 6 Feet 8 Inch
Birth Name Jayson Christopher Tatum
Famous Name Jayson Tatum
Father Jayson Tatum
Mother Brandy Cole
Nationality American
Ethnicity African
Birth Place St. Louis, Missouri
Currently Working For Boston Celtics
Salary $6.17 million
Net Worth $6 Million
Weight in KG 93 Kg
Tatto(s) N/A
Affair with Samie Amos
Girlfriend Yes
Children Christopher Tatum Jr.
Profession Basketball Player
Started career as a small forward for Boston Celtics
Awards NBA All-Rookie First Team (2018), Third-team All-ACC (2017), Jordan Brand Classic (2016), Gatorade National Player of the Year (2016)
School attended Chaminade College Preparatory School
University attended Duke University
Alumni Duke Alumnus
Full Name Jayson Tatum
Current team Boston Celtics
Position in Team Small Forward
Horoscope Pisces
Birth Date March 3, 1998
Siblings Jaycob Tatum
University Team Duke Blue Devils men's basketball
Contract Boston Celtics
No. of Twitter Followers 373K
No. of Instagram Followers 2.1m followers
Height 6′ 8″
Weight 94 kg
No. of Siblings one

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


Tatum was picked third overall in round one in 2017 NBA draft by the Boston Celtics. He was also included in the NBA All-Rookie First Team in 2018. As of 2019, he has $6 million in net worth and his salary is $6.17 million. Furthermore, he has broken up with his girlfriend Samie Amos and is back with his baby momma, Toriah Lachell.

Jayson Tatum Bio and Early Life

Jayson Tatum was born as Jayson Christopher Tatum on 3rd March 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 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. During his freshman year, he recorded 13.3 points and 6.4 rebounds per game. He was also named 2013 Metro Conference Co-Player of the year as well as 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, as well as 3.4 assists per game as a junior. And as a senior, he averaged 29.6 points with 9.1 rebounds per game.

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 2018 season. His earning in 2017 was reported to be $5,645,400 and is expected to make $7,830,000 in 2019 which will gradually increase to $9,897,120 in 2020 and to $12,985,021 in 2021.

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.

Apart, he also has an endorsement deal with many renowned brands including Imo’s Pizza and Nike. He is expected to make huge amount as a part of the endorsement deal. Moreover, he can be seen carrying a Beat by Dre headphone everytime while traveling during the game which is quite sure that he also has an endorsement deal with the brand.

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

Jayson Tatum's College Career

Upon graduation, Tatum attended Duke University as he had verbally committed. He was ranked 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 assist and 1.1 blocks per game.

At the end of his freshman year at Duke, he announced he would forgo his final 3 years of collegiate eligibility and enter 2017 NBA Draft, where he was anticipated as a 1st round selection.

Jayson Tatum's Professional Career

On 22nd June 2017, Tatum was the pickled 3rd overall pick in the 2017 NBA draft by the Boston Celtics, which made his the 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 as well as 9.7 rebounds.

In Las Vegas, Tatum scored 17.7 points with 8.0 rebounds, 1.0 assist, 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 10 rebounds. 

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

Jayson Tatum's International Career

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

Jayson Tatum's Personal Life

Tatum, who is 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 13th January 2018.


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

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

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

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

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