When Jayson Tatum got to Duke you knew he had the potential to be good but injuries limited his production. He averaged 17.8 ppg, 7.3 rpg and 2.1 assists - very solid, especially for a freshman.
Still, there wasn’t much sign of what we’re seeing now.
In the NBA, Tatum has gone from a promising rookie to a very good player to a possible MVP candidate.
Take what he did against the Charlotte Hornets on Monday night.
Tatum finished with 41 points, seven rebounds and eight assists, leading Boston to a 140-129 overtime win.
When you think back to his time at Duke, his injury was a real shame. And imagine what might have been if Harry Giles and Tatum had both been fully healthy. That would have been something else.
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