BOSTON — Jayson Tatum is willing to admit that he misses college, but not everything that comes with it.
After a strong freshman season at Duke, Tatum was selected No. 3 overall by the Boston Celtics in this year’s NBA draft. Everything has worked out quite nicely for the 19-year-old, as he’s posting off-the-charts numbers for a first-place team.
Following Boston’s 111-100 win over the Milwaukee Bucks on Monday, Tatum cited wild fan bases and ever-lasting friendships as reasons why he misses Duke. But there is one major aspect of the collegiate lifestyle that he’s happy to have moved on from.
“Yeah, I miss college,” Tatum said. “I miss college a little bit. But I didn’t really like going to class that much. I’m good where I’m at.”
Sure, Tatum no longer has to bury himself in chemistry books or tirelessly work on math problems. However, he now finds himself with a new kind of homework, such as reviewing game film and studying upcoming opponents.
But we have a feeling he very much prefers the latter over the former.
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