Jayson Tatum Youngest Celtics Player To Earn Nod For All-NBA Team

Tatum was named to the All-NBA Third Team

by Alexandra Francisco

September 16, 2020

It seems that during every game he plays, Jayson Tatum makes Boston Celtics history in some way or another.

But he’s even setting new franchise records on off days.

Tatum on Wednesday was named to the 2019-20 All-NBA Third Team. But he received 32 Second Team votes, which is tied Eastern Conference Finals opponent Jimmy Butler of the Miami Heat for the most of any player who made the cut for Third Team.

Regardless of his tier, however, the nod means Tatum is the youngest Celtics player ever to receive All-NBA recognition.

At 22 years old (and 163 days), Tatum passed Ed Macauley on the list, who was 22 years and 361 days old when he was named to the All-NBA First team in 1951.

Larry Bird, Bob Cousy and John Havlicek all were 23 when they received the honor.

What do those four players after Tatum have in common? They eventually all were enshrined to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

Hopefully Tatum stays on that trajectory.

Thumbnail photo via Kim Klement/USA TODAY Sports Images
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