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Jayson Tatum Looking Solid For Team USA

Third-year forward showed some great signs in Team USA’s recent scrimmage.

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USA Basketball Men’s National Team - USA White v USA Blue
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - AUGUST 09: Jayson Tatum #34 of the 2019 USA Men’s National Team shoots during warmups before the 2019 USA Basketball Men’s National Team Blue-White exhibition game at T-Mobile Arena on August 9, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images

We were traveling last weekend and didn't see Team USA’s Friday scrimmage but it sounds like it was a really positive outing for former Duke star Jayson Tatum who hit for 17 point and displayed considerable improvement, according to Colin Ward-Henninger of CBS Sports:

“The Boston Celtics brass must have been watching with smiles on their faces on Friday night as Tatum put on a long-distance shooting display. He hit his first three shots from downtown en route to 3-of-5 shooting for the night. It wasn’t just that Tatum was making his shots -- it was the way he was making them. He showed a quick catch-and-shoot release with no hesitation, which is a great sign for a player who’s shown a propensity for occasional over-dribbling in his first two NBA seasons. Tatum’s 3-point percentage dropped from a blistering 43 percent as a rookie to 37 percent last season, but he was certainly shooting it with confidence in the Team USA scrimmage.“

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