Jayson Tatum Sets Impressive NBA Shooting Mark

Tyler Maher
Jayson Tatum has made NBA history for the Boston Celtics.
Jayson Tatum has made NBA history for the Boston Celtics. / ASSOCIATED PRESS

If someone asked you to guess the youngest player in NBA history to make 900 career three-pointers, you'd probably guess Stephen Curry, right?

Well, you'd be wrong. The correct answer is Jayson Tatum, who reached that milestone on Wednesday night at 24 years and 272 days old.

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Tatum drained a season-high 8 three-pointers on Wednesday, scoring 49 points in all while leading the Boston Celtics to a 134-121 win over the Miami Heat at the Boston Garden. Tatum's seventh trey of the night was the 900th of his career, etching his name into the record books.

It isn't surprising that Tatum was the one to set the mark. He's always been a great three-point shooter (38.2% for his career) and came into the league extremely young at age 19. He was a starter for Boston from the get-go and has avoided serious injuries so far in his career. He's also become a more aggressive sharpshooter as his career has progressed, more than tripling his three-point attempts from 3.0 per game as a rookie to 9.6 per game now.

At the rate he's going, Tatum has a good chance to finish with the record for most three-pointers ever by the time he retires. He still has a long ways to go, though, as Curry is currently at 3,220 and counting.

While individual records are cool, Tatum probably isn't even thinking about that right now. He should be focused on leading the Celtics to their first championship since 2008, especially since they're the current betting favorites to win it all at +380 on FanDuel Sportsbook's NBA odds.

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