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Jayson Tatum Selected #3 Overall By The Boston Celtics in 2017 NBA Draft

Jayson Tatum | Photo: Chris Summerville

Jayson Tatum’s name was just announced as the #3 overall pick by the Boston Celtics in this year’s NBA Draft.

Tatum averaged 16.8 PTS / 7.3 REB / 2.1 AST / 1.3 STL / 1.1 BLK in his only season for the Duke Blue Devils.

He joins a Celtics team who went to the Eastern Conference Finals this past season, falling to the Cleveland Cavaliers in five games.

The Celtics currently have Jae Crowder and Jaylen Brown at the SF spot, and could be in the mix for Gordon Hayward this offseason. Tatum is more of a scorer than Crowder and Brown and can guard spots 1-4 on the floor.

Coach K on Tatum:

“Jayson has a chance to be a special player in the NBA,” Krzyzewski said. “He was that at Duke for one year. He’s a kid that can go in and be a starter anywhere in the NBA. His game translates to the NBA maybe as well or better than anybody in the draft.”