This Stat Proves Why Celtics Star Jayson Tatum Is In League Of His Own


March 2, 2020

Jayson Tatum has quite a list of stats to depict just how impressive he’s been lately.

But the Boston Celtics forward earned another one showcasing how special he’s been since he entered the league as the No. 3 overall pick in 2017. In fact, Tatum is in a league of his own when breaking down the specific criteria.

Tatum is the first player in NBA history to hold career averages of more than 17.0 points per game in the regular season and 17.0 points per game in the postseason of a player under the age of 21, per Boston Sports Info. Tatum averages an exact 17.0 points per game in his career, benefiting from his 23.5 average this year. He averages 17.4 points per game in his 28-game playoff career.

Tatum recorded his fourth consecutive 30-plus point game Saturday night against the Houston Rockets. He averaged an impressive 30.7 points in February. So yeah, that’s pretty impressive.

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