Jayson Tatum Named To 2021-2022 All-NBA First Team
Boston Celtics Press Release
BOSTON, MA – Celtics forward and three-time NBA All-Star Jayson Tatum has been named to the 2021-22 All-NBA First Team, the NBA announced today. It is the second career All-NBA selection for the fifth-year professional, and the first time he has been selected to the league’s First Team.
Tatum, 24, produced career highs in points (26.9), rebounds (8.0), and assists (4.4) in 76 games (all starts) this season, making him one of two NBA players to record 26.0 points, and 8.0 rebounds while playing in at least 70 contests.
Tatum tallied a career-best 29 games of at least 30 points, good for the fifth most in the NBA this season. He was one of four players throughout the league to register multiple 50-point games, marking the second straight season in which he has accomplished that feat.
A St. Louis, Missouri native, Tatum was one of five NBA players to average 30.0 points, 7.0 rebounds, and 5.0 assists after the All-Star break, earning Player of the Week honors three times in the month of March (four total in 2021-22).
Tatum’s selection makes him the first Celtics player to earn All-NBA First Team honors since Kevin Garnett in 2007-08.