Duke freshman forward and potential top five draft pick Jayson Tatum exploded for a career-high 28 points (on only 12 shots, 6-for-7 from three) against a tough Virginia defense on Thursday. At 6' 8” with a prototypical NBA frame Tatum's ability to create his own offense both from the perimeter and from the high, mid, and low post makes him a matchup nightmare, especially when he's at the four.
Tatum still has room to improve his playmaking, efficiency, 3-point consistency and finishing ability on the offensive end but he's proven himself as arguably the most polished isolation scorer in the 2017 NBA Draft. Take a look at how Tatum has been able to find success in isolation and post up situations so far this season:
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