First off, I really like Jayson Tatum and am psyched that he may be our worse case scenario.
It sounds like people are thinking Tatum is an NBA power forward. Am I right on that? Because I've also read here that Josh Jackson is a wing and Jaylen is a better fit to play 4 than Josh.
Tatum is 6'8" and 205 lbs, averaging 16.8 points, 7.3 reb, 45% FG% and 34% 3FG%.http://www.espn.com/mens-college-basketball/player/_/id/4065648/jayson-tatum
Jackson is 6'8", 207 lbs, averaging 16.6 points, 7.1 reb, 52% FG% and 38% 3FG%.http://www.espn.com/mens-college-basketball/player/_/id/4066297/josh-jackson
I always saw Tatum as a small forward, and I didn't even know how close the stats were between them except for Jackson's better passing and Tatum's better FT shooting. Do people think he's more of a PF, and if so, why is hardly no one saying Jackson can be a PF with the same physical measurements, a high FG%, lower FT%, and nearly identical scoring and rebounding #'s?
EDIT: I also see Tatum play mostly on the perimeter in Duke's offensive sets. He is their 4, but he's usually out at the 3 point line, and 6'8" 205 isn't exactly PF size. I know he's 18 or 19 and we would hope he'll get stronger, but will he get taller?