Jason Tatum is an NBA superstar. And it is not easy to reach his level. While his brother Jaycob Tatum has had a small sports success, he is nowhere near the success of Jason.
Nevertheless, Jayson loves his larger family, and that includes his siblings, children, and parents. Do you want to know more about Jaycob? Let’s take a look.
Who is his famous brother?
First, we have to talk about his brother Jayson. Born Jayson Christopher Tatum in March 1998, he is an American professional basketball player for the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association. Tatum was selected third overall pick by the Celtics in the 2017 NBA draft. During the course of his career, he has been voted NBA All-Star four times. In 2022, he was named the NBA Eastern Conference Finals Most Valuable Player after helping his team reach the NBA Finals.
In 2020, he won the Gold medal with the US Olympic team in Tokyo. To this day, he has the record for most points scored in an NBA All-Star game with 55.
Jayson had a promising career even from his young days. He attended Chaminade College Preparatory School in Creve Coeur, Missouri. As a freshman, he averaged 13 points and 6.4 rebounds per game, enough to earn 2013 Metro catholic Conference Co-player of the Year. And then as a sophomore in 2014, he upped his game and averaged 26 points and 11 rebounds per game.
During his junior year, Jayson averaged 25.9 points, 11.7 rebounds, and 3.4 assists per game. Prior to his senior year, he made a verbal commitment to Duke University over North Carolina, Kentucky. One of the highlights of his senior year was the 40-point, 17-rebound game in a win over Bentonville High School and Malik Monk.
He was rated a five-star recruit, and one of the best prospects of the 2016 class. He missed eight games due to a foot injury before the start of the 2016-17 season. In his Duke debut, he scored only 10 points in a win over Maine. But he soon had 22 points and 8 rebounds in a victory over Florida.
In the 2017 NBA draft, he was selected by the Boston Celtics. Their general manager at the time, Danny Ainge, traded away the first pick, hoping to get more assets, knowing that Jayson will not go first overall. He was their second consecutive third overall pick, as the team selected Jaylen Brown in 2016.
In his NBA debut, Tatum had a double double with 14 points and 10 rebounds in a loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers and Lebron James.
In his career with the Celtics, Tatum has led the team to a Conference Finals appearance three times, a Finals appearance one time, and Conference semifinals once. He has never missed the playoffs.
As for his international career, Tatum played in the 2014 FIBA Under-17 World Championship and 2015 FIBA Under-15 World Championship. He was also one of the players on Team USA at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan. On the route to the gold medal game, he averaged 15.2 points, 3.3 rebounds, 1.2 assists, and 1.2 blocks. Tatum was the second-highest scorer on the team behind Kevin Durant.
Now let’s talk about Jaycob Tatum, one of the siblings of the famous NBA player. Jayson and Jaycob grew up in a family with their sister, Kayden Tatum. But there is little information about their sister.
Truth be told, there is little information about Jaycob as well. While he was born in the United States, there is no information about the exact date. He stands at average height and moderate weight and is quite tall in stature.
He wants to keep a low profile. Because of that, there is no information about his early life and education. We know his brother Jayson Tatum attended his hometown Chaminade College Preparatory School, but the info on Jaycob is nonexistent.
He is the son of Justin Tatum and Brandy Cole. Here is a fun fact: his father played basketball at Saint Louis University and is a gym teacher and basketball coach. Another interesting fact, when Brandy gave birth to Jayson, she was in college, and during her undergraduate years, she would bring Jayson with her to class. It is a tradition she kept throughout her higher education.
With that in mind, we know that Jayson is the firstborn son, while Jaycob is the younger brother. There is no info about his professional career, but some sources report he played football while in high school.
There are also reports that they are cousins with former NBA player and now coach, Tyronn Lue.
Is he on social media?
Yes, you can find Jaycob Tatum on social media. He has a profile on Instagram with little more than 3,500 followers. But that is nothing compared to the popularity of his older brother Jason.
The Boston Celtics star has more than 6 million followers on Instagram, where he often shares photos of his son Deuce Tatum.
Jayson is the one in the family that provides big money. As of June 2023, he has a net worth of more than $30 million.
But that is expected to rise. Tatum will be eligible to sign a $318 million deal in the summer of 2024. That is a large amount of money.
There is no information about the net worth of Jaycob Tatum.