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Duke in the NBA: Jayson Tatum gets jersey retired at Chaminade

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Duke in the NBA: Jayson Tatum gets jersey retired at Chaminade

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It all started in St. Louis, Missouri at Chaminade College Preparatory School for Jayson Tatum and today he went back to his old stomping grounds as the basketball program retired his No. 22.

Before coming to Duke and then being the No. 3 overall selection in the 2017 NBA Draft, Tatum left his mark on the Chaminade Basketball Program with records that will stay in tact for some time.

Tatum left the program as the school all time leader in points (2,676) and rebounds (1,028), while he was second all time in blocks (200), third all time in assists (393), and fourth all time in steals (195) and three pointers made (153).
The St. Louis native is the only player in Chaminade history to finish his career with over 2,000 points and 1,000 rebounds, a record that means a lot since the school has produced NBA players such as Bradley Beal and David Lee.

In his senior season in 2016, Tatum left the school a winner as he led Chaminade to a Missouri Class 5 State Championship title.

While at Chaminade, the individual awards also found its way to Tatum as he was a four-time Metro Catholic Conference (MCC) First Team Selection as well as the only player in MCC history to be named as the Conference Player of the Year for four straight seasons.

Tatum was a three time Missouri Class 5 Player of the Year and a three time First Team All-State Selection.
After being selected three times as the Gatorade Player of the Year for the state of Missouri, Tatum was named the 2016 National Gatorade Player of the Year and 2016 Gatorade National Athlete of the Year.

Tatum shared his thoughts on this prestigious honor on his Instagram page this afternoon.
Naturally, Tatum was a 2016 McDonald’s All-American before going onto average 16.8 points, 7.3 rebounds, and 2.1 assists in his only season at Duke.

Tatum led a shorthanded Boston Celtics team to Game Seven of the Eastern Conference Finals as he averaged 13.9 points and 5.0 rebounds per game in the regular season and elevating his game in the NBA Playoffs to average 18.5 points per game.

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