These days in collegiate athletics, there is an emphasis on the character of the young men and women you are recruiting to represent your program. That is why the Duke Blue Devils have to feel great about five-star signee Jayson Tatum.
Tatum proved that he is a great young man off the court by receiving an appreciation award from the local Boys and Girls Club on Saturday.
Following the award ceremony, Tatum took to social media to share his on appreciation for the honor.
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Want to say thank you to the boys and girls club of greater St. Louis for presenting me with this certificate of appreciation award! This afternoon I was honored to speak in from of hundreds of young boys and girls before they were presented with there own individual athletic awards! Being a role model and inspiration to the youth brings me great joy! Remembering the days when I was in there shoes having those who I looked up to come and speak! Means the world!
It’s great to see a rising young star having a strong impact in his community. Hopefully Tatum will continue to be an inspiring young man and role model as he matures as a star on the court.
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