Jayson Tatum Biography

( 1998 - )

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.

An American renowned basketball player, Jayson Christopher Tatum is best known as Jayson Tatum. The player currently plays as a small forward for the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association. 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.

Jayson Tatum's Early Life

Jayson Tatum was born 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 African ethnicity. He has two younger siblings sister Kayden and brother Jaycob, both are 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's 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 2018, he has an estimated net worth is around $6 million. His market value is $13 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.

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.

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. However, he has not disclosed any information related to his son’s mother and it is still the subject of curiosity. 

Some media have reported Toriah as the mother of the child.

Looking forward to his love life currently, Tatum is in an open relationship with his fellow Dukie, Samie Amos. Samie is a duke volleyball player. He was also dating another girlfriend named Toriah since his high school years.

Toriah is reported to have a baby recently which is believed to be lil Tatum. While some of the news sites have written that Tatum is having two relationships at a time.

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