Jamaal Tatum
    Jamaal Tatum


    Jefferson City, Mo.

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    Height / Weight:
    6-2 / 175



    Updated Oct. 17, 2006

    2005-06 Notebook
    *MVC All-Tournament Team
    *Honorable Mention All-MVC
    *MVC All-Academic First-Team
    *ESPN The Magazine/CoSIDA Academic All-District
    *CBS Player-of-the-Game in NCAA Tournament vs. West Virginia

    A scorer with explosive quickness...Took the reigns from Darren Brooks as the Salukis' marquee player...Led the team in scoring (15.0 ppg) and assists (3.25)...Ranked 4th and 8th, respectively, in the MVC in those categories...Scored double figures in all but two games...Had a career-high 37 points against Eastern Washington, the most by a Saluki player in 10 years...Hit a game-tying 3-pointer at the buzzer at Wichita State to send the contest to overtime...Named to the All-Tournament team at the Great Alaska Shootout.

    2004-05 Season
    *MVC Second-Team All-Conference
    *MVC First-Team Scholar-Athlete
    *MVC Most-Improved Team
    The team's second-leading scorer (12.3 ppg) who finished the season strong by averaging 16.2 ppg in the last 10 games...Attacked the basket with determination late in the season, making 47 trips to the free throw line in the last eight games, while converting 82.3 percent of those trys...Named Chevrolet-CBS Player of the Game after scoring 22 points in the NCAA Tournament game against Oklahoma State...Two-time winner of the Prairie Farms/MVC Scholar-Athlete of the Week award.

    2003-04 Season
    *MVC All-Bench Team
    *MVC All-Freshman team
    Second in the conference in 3-point shooting (45.6 percent)...His 225 points ranks 10th in scoring by a freshman at SIU...The team's second-leading scorer off the bench and fifth overall (7.8 ppg)...Recorded a career-high 19 points against Drake, including 5-of-7 from 3-point range.

    High School
    Honorable mention All-American by Street and Smith's...Finalist for Missouri Mr. Basketball...McDonald's All-American nominee...Four-year starter and career scoring leader at Helias High School...Class 5A first team all-state, all-district, all-conference and all-area his junior and senior seasons...Averaged 21.0 ppg, 5.0 rpg and 5.0 apg his senior year and 25.9 ppg, 6.3 rpg and 5 apg his junior year...Twice scored 40 points in a game, including a school-record 46 points...Also lettered in football as a sophomore and soccer as a freshman...Placed third in the nation at the Hershey Track Meet for kids 12 and under.

    Dawg Bites
    Has an outgoing, fun-loving personality that keeps his teammates loose..An excellent student who carries a 3.64 cumulative GPA and is majoring in speech communication...Made the honor roll every semester in high school and posted a 4.0 GPA in his first semester at SIU..Finalist for "Mr. Show-Me Basketball" his senior year in high school, which went to Missouri-signee Spencer Laurie..A teammate of Saluki forwards Jamaal Foster and Randal Falker on the St. Louis Eagles AAU team that won the 2002 Nike Supershowcase in Orlando...Born September 9, 1984 in Jefferson City, Mo...Son of James and Patricia Wright-Tatum; father is a professor at Lincoln College, mother is the supervisor of Jefferson City public school system.

    Career Stats

    Total 3-Point Rebounds Year GP-GS Min/Avg FG-FGA Pct FG-FGA Pct FT-FTA Pct Off-Def Tot Avg PF-FO Ast TO Blk Stl Pts/Avg 2003-04 29-1 593/20.4 73-174 .420 31-68 .456 48-66 .727 20-37 57 2.0 52-1 42 30 2 36 225/7.8 2004-05 35-35 996/28.5 142-361 .393 71-187 .380 76-98 .776 17-68 85 2.4 69-0 78 56 3 40 431/12.3 2005-06 32-32 1059/33.1 163-446 .365 47-161 .292 107-137 .781 24-58 82 2.6 67-2 104 85 3 42 480/15.0 TOTAL 96-68 2648/27.6 378-981 .385 149-416 .358 231-301 .767 61-163 224 2.3 188-3 224 171 8 118 1136/11.8