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Before Tatum had even played a high school game, Haith — who had long been eying Tatum — extended a scholarship offer. It would be the first of many for Tatum, but it was his first, nonetheless.

When interviewed Thursday at a local AAU tournament in held Shawnee, it became abundantly clear that neither Tatum, nor his basketball coach of a father, Justin, has forgotten that, though a college decision remains perhaps years away.

“It plays a (factor) in my decision, to see who noticed me first or took a chance on me,” said Jayson. “It does mean a lot to me.”

“It’s an honor to get a scholarship offer to any school right now, but for Mizzou to do it, it lets our family know that Coach Haith and his coaching staff is really on point,” said his father Justin, who played basketball for St. Louis University and professionally in the Netherlands. “They don’t want to lose any other big-time players coming out of St. Louis, or at least not have a chance to recruit them.”

But Justin said it’s evident Missouri, led by Haith and lead recruiter Tim Fuller — who Jayson said routinely cracks him up — has made his son a priority for the Class of 2016.

“Coach Haith is a good guy, just a down-to-earth type of person and he’ll keep it real with you, and I really respect him for that,” Justin said. “(He) and his coaching staff have really been on (Jayson), showing up to games during the course of the open period like ‘Hey, we really want you here.’”

“Location also has a lot to do with it. I’m a hometown guy. I’d like my parents to come to most of my games. And I’d look at where I feel most comfortable, where I could be on the floor to help the team win the most games. They’re in the mix,” Justin said, when asked specifically about Mizzou.

“His grandmother is a big Mizzou fan, and he loves her to death. I think Mizzou is going to be right at the top of the chart," says Justin.

“They were the first (to offer),” Jayson said. “They reach out quite often to check on me to see how I’m doing. They come to my games, they have great tradition there … they don’t get as many St. Louis guys as I or people from St. Louis would like them to, but they have a great program.”
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     Go by Chaminade every day on way to work - mu7176grad MU - 5/15 10:00:37
          Someone needs to make the wrong choice - DevilsAdvocate KC - 5/15 10:28:54
     Here's the thing about Tatum, he skipped playing for MU - MU-TULSA MU - 5/14 20:42:11
          MU became a D2 program. Here is an article from when we - FIJItiger MU - 5/14 21:37:11
               They don't get as many St. Louis guys as I would like them - Lt. J. Dangle MU - 5/16 09:58:10
               I recall him being at Shiloh one night - quicksand MU - 5/15 14:36:32
               Tatum eliminated Mizzou after coming to a game - wu-tangtiger MU - 5/14 22:00:29
                    Bet that bs was made up by Tatum camp(nm) - DevilsAdvocate KC - 5/15 09:53:01
          Hmm play for KA or play for K - wu-tangtiger MU - 5/14 20:44:14
               Playing 2/3 of a season for anyone is not much, no doubt MU - MU-TULSA MU - 5/15 09:46:33
                    Was he injured for part of the time? - Genco98 MU - 5/15 11:01:02
                         Yup, and played lights out after coming back, nm - MU-TULSA MU - 5/15 12:28:00
                         I found the info. Tatum missed the 1st 8 games due to a foot - Uncle John MU - 5/15 11:28:57
                         Looks like he played 29 of 37 games and was in the - Uncle John MU - 5/15 11:21:13
     Not even the best Boston player from Missouri(nm) - alstl MU - 5/14 18:08:49
          Who might that be? - UMR85 MU - 5/14 18:36:47
               Jo Jo White(nm) - alstl MU - 5/14 19:31:04
                    Disagree, and I’m old enough to say that I - jumbo73 MU - 5/15 20:04:55
                         I wasn't saying best high school player in Missouri - Uncle John MU - 5/15 21:23:28
                              Would have been a bench player in Jo Jo White's era - alstl MU - 5/15 21:41:08
                                   Congrats on the bad old guy take. (nm) - mizzou john MU - 5/16 11:11:12
                    Jo Jo left his home in Tuscon, Arizona - Uncle John MU - 5/15 08:08:18
               Maybe Jo Jo White? He does not count - kPuke. (nm) - winslow MU - 5/14 19:19:26
     Only three NBA Hall-of-Famers were born in MO - quicksand MU - 5/14 15:27:14
          Wait a minute - Mormad MU - 5/16 15:55:36
               Not in the hall of fame. (nm) - Uncle John MU - 5/17 09:17:57
     He’s well on his way. - wu-tangtiger MU - 5/14 13:03:39
     RE: I'm going to have to say that Jayson Tatum is the - Dylan MU - 5/14 12:37:57
          Very aware of Jo Jo, watched him play many times. (nm) - Uncle John MU - 5/14 14:12:38
               You are dating yourself(nm) - DevilsAdvocate KC - 5/14 14:16:17
                    That's fine, I started following hoops at a young age. (nm) - Uncle John MU - 5/14 17:45:44
     RE: I'm going to have to say that Jayson Tatum is the - FIJItiger MU - 5/14 12:32:31
          Ah yes the 1-time all star with the 12ppg/3 rpg average - Columbian Gold MU - 5/14 17:41:50
          Bill was certainly the greatest scholar athlete - mgtiger MU - 5/14 15:02:50
          Same as above with Bill Bradley (nm) - Uncle John MU - 5/14 14:13:43




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