Jayson Tatum voted "most likely to succeed" in NBA Rookie Survey
At the recent rookie NBA photo shoot, rookies were administered a survey asking which rookie will have the best NBA career. Lonzo Ball and Jayson Tatum, picks number two and three, were tied in voting for the number one slot, both receiving an 18.4% vote.
The vote trumped the number one overall pick, Markelle Fultz, and last years number one pick, Ben Simmons. Both players revived 5.4% of votes tieing them for sixth, behind Josh Jackson, Dennis Smith Jr. and De'Aaron Fox.
During Summer League, the 6'8" wing man didn't miss a beat, and picked up exactly where he left off at Duke, making gorgeous shots and showing off the polished, versatile scoring that convinced Danny Ainge to trade back and draft him.
In six total contests in this summer's Utah and Las Vegas Summer Leagues, Tatum averaged 32 minutes, 18.2 points, 8.9 boards, 1.5 assists per game while shooting 44% from the field. If you'd like to take a look at Tatum in action this summer, check out the video below!