Jayson Tatum is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Prior to that, he played for the College Basketball at the Duke University. He is Gatorade National Player of the Year and McDonald's All-American.
Talking about his personal life, Tatum is currently in the relationship with his girlfriend, Samie Amos. Prior to that, he was in the relationship with ex-girlfriend, Toriah Lachell with whom he had a son, Jayson Jr. To know more about this young and talented basketball player's personal life, early life, education, career, salary and net worth. Scroll Down
Jayson Tatum Early Life, Education And Career
Jayson Christopher Tatum Sr. was born on March 3, 1998, in St. Louis, Missouri, to Justin Tatum, father, and Brandy Cole, mother. His father was Christian Brothers College High School basketball coach. Tatum is American by his nationality and belongs to African-American ethnicity.
Jayson Tatum grew up along with his brother, Jaycob Tatum. He attended Chaminade College Preparatory School from where he began playing basketball. As a freshman, he averaged 13.3 points with 6.4 rebounds making him 2013 Metro Catholic Conference CO-player of the year. Besides, he also led his team to Missouri District 2 crowns.
Jayson Tatum Early Career
Later on, Tatum joined Duke University but only played for a year and made a professional basketball career debut. Within a year at Duke University, he became Gatorade National Player of the Year, McDonald's All-American, and also won Nike Hoop Summit, Jordan Brand Classic.
Tatum made his professional basketball career debut in 2017 after he got selected in the 2017 NBA draft Boston Celtics. Since then, he has been playing for the team Boston in the position of small forward. Apart from his professional basketball career, he has also played in the 2015 FIBA Under-17 World Championship, and 2015 FiBA Under-19 World Championship representing the USA.
Jayson Tatum Personal Life
The twenty years old, Tatum has kept his personal life away from the spotlight. He seems like a married man as he has already introduced his newborn son to the public via Instagram. The baby's mother is Toriah Lachell but the relationship between the couple is still a mystery. Their marriage has not been confirmed in the media.
According to sources, Tatum and Lachell started dating while they both were studying at Duke University. The couple might have some conflicts in the middle of their relationship which made them separate.
Currently, Jayson Tatum is said to be dating his girlfriend, Samie Amos.
Besides, the couple has kept their relationship low key. Currently, Jayson seems to be concentrating his basketball career. He has kept himself away from the love affairs.
Jayson Tatum Net Worth
Jayson Tatum makes a decent amount of money from his basketball professions. More recently, he has signed a contract with Boston Celtic of $6,700,800. As of 2018, Tatum's exact net worth is under review but he appears to be making money in thousands of dollars.