Jayson Tatum

Page updated as of 4/8/2020, scouting report written by Alan Lu. 2017 rankings were finalized on 6/22/2017.

Height: 6-8
Weight: 205
College: Duke
Classification: Freshman
Birthdate: 3/3/1998

2017 Top 100 Prospect Rank: 4

Projected Draft Range: Lottery

2017 NBA Draft: Round 1, Pick 3 by the Boston Celtics


Excels at scoring on the move

Gifted scorer off the dribble

Good low post scorer

Decent shooter from all over the floor

Terrific free throw shooter

Adequate playmaker

Very good defensive player that can get many steals

Gifted shot blocker

Solid athlete

Smart player that has a good feel for the game


Streaky shooter

Can play too wildly on offense, which can lead to turnovers

Can have lapses defensively

Not overly explosive


Jayson Tatum is a solid, all-around swingman that could potentially be a top five pick of the 2017 NBA Draft.

Keep an eye on him, for he has a wide array of skills to go along with having great upside that could enable him to be a solid starter for an NBA team in the near future.


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Games Scouted:

12/6/16 Duke vs. Florida

1/10/17 Duke vs. Florida State

1/23/17 Duke vs. NC State

1/30/17 Duke vs. Notre Dame

2/22/17 Duke vs. Syracuse

2/28/17 Duke vs. Florida State

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