Thursday, April 4, 2013
The Cadet alum returns to the fold, talking about challenging his new team, replacing a mentor, and his own son's future.
A week after being announced as the school's new varsity boys basketball coach, 1997 graduate Justin Tatum sat down with Patch for a one-on-one interview Thursday afternoon. Tatum was hired to replace Bob McCormack, another CBC graduate who was on the bench for 17 years, including Tatum's team as a senior which won a state title. McCormack's coaching contract was not renewed after the Cadets, with a team featuring three future Division I caliber players, fell in the district championship game to rival De Smet Jesuit after losing to the Spartans a week earlier. Tatum comes to the school from a successful stint at Soldan High School in the PSL, where he was also Athletic Director. It’s tough," Tatum said of replacing McCormack, who was just …
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Speculation will now turn to the future of Tatum's son Jayson, a rising Sophomore at Metro Catholic Conference rival Chaminade.
CBC announced the hiring of Justin Tatum, a 1997 graduate of the school and the current Head Coach at Soldan as the next Cadets Boys Varisty Basketball Coach Thursday evening. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch was first to report the hiring. "We received resumes from many coaches with proven track records of success in directing high school basketball programs. The Selection Committee was unanimous in its opinion that Justin Tatum was the best choice for CBC High School," Athletic Director Rocky Streb said in a statement, which indicated national interest in the job. A search committee included Football Coach Scott Pingel, Soccer Coach Terry Michler, and former NFL defensive back Justin Lucas, a teacher and administrator at the school. Tatum …
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
The freshman could represent the United States in a World Championship tournament this summer.
Jayson Tatum is a step closer to seeing if he'll represent the United States overseas this summer. The Chaminade Colege Preparatory School standout, who earned Co-MCC Player of the Year honors as a Freshman, was officially named Wednesday to the 2013-14 USA Developmental U16 National Team. The final roster for the team, which will compete in Uruguay at the FIBA Americas U16 Championship, will be determined after training camp in Colorado Springs in early June. Tatum follows in the footsteps of former Chaminade star Bradley Beal, who also competed for the Under-16 Team USA club.
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Red Devils fall to Jackson in State Sectionals.
Basketball fans wondering if we'd see a third Chaminade-De Smet Jesuit matchup this season will not get that opportunity. The Spartans won their sectional matchup against Eureka Wednesday at Maryville University, but the Red Devils (18-9), who went on the road to Cedar Hill, lost in heartbreaking fashion to Jackson (19-10) Wednesday night 60-59. Chaminade Head Coach Kelvin Lee said prior to the game that he liked his team's chances because of his big men inside, and in this season of freshmen making an impact, Wednesday was Tyler Cook's turn, with 17 points off the bench. He and fellow freshman Jayson Tatum led the Red Devils in scoring. STLhighschoolsports.com's David Kvidahl has the complete game story. The key play of the game came …
Friday, March 1, 2013
Jayson Tatum scores 14 of his 16 points in the second half. Chaminade beats Ladue, 64-55.
Tatum Time, just in time. Jayson Tatum, the much talked about freshman sensation at Chaminade was mostly silent in the first half of the Class 5, District 2 championship game before a packed house at Ladue Friday night. Tatum scored just two points in the opening half. But he was a scoring machine in the last 16 minutes and hit 10 of 14 free throws in the closing minutes to lead Chaminade (18-8) over Ladue (21-6) 64-55 to collect the first-place hardware. Nothing came as a surprise to Red Devil coach Kelvin Lee. “Jayson played like a freshman in the first half,” said Lee, moments after the first-place trophy was hoisted. In the second half, he nailed 18 points, wiping out a Ladue first-half 15-5 lead. Ladue found some tough going before …
Patch will share FOX Sports Midwest's live streaming coverage of De Smet Jesuit-CBC and Chaminade-Ladue.
At least one Creve Coeur-area team will still be alive in pursuit of a state boys basketball title after Friday's district finals. There could very well be two. In a pair of 7 p.m. starts, Ladue will host Chaminade for the Class 5 District 2 title, while De Smet Jesuit will meet CBC at Parkway Central for all the marbles in District 4. Ladue (21-5) will put one of the best point guards in Cornell Johnston, along with frontcourt stalwarts Andrew Maddock and Austin DaGue up against a Chaminade (17-8) club headlined by Jayson Tatum, the co-player of the year in the Metro Catholic Conference and fellow first team All MCC Andy Kleinlein in the backcourt. The Red Devils are tall up front, with Jack Hummel, Will Gladson and Tyler Cook able to …
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
The Parkway North girls will also play for a district title Friday night.
Despite a dreary forecast weather-wise, it was a Super Tuesday for Creve Coeur area boys basketball teams looking for a shot at Friday's district finals and the chance to stay alive on the road to a state title in Columbia. De Smet Jesuit used hot shooting to trigger a 69-40 win over Parkway West, to earn the right to take on top-seeded CBC in Friday's Class 5 district 4 final. CBC went on a second half surge to defeat host Parkway Central In other district play, Ladue and Chaminade are on a collision course for another district final. Ladue bested SLUH 67-51, and according to stltoday.com statistics, they did it with interior strength. Andrew Maddock had 13 rebounds and 2 blocks while Austin DaGue had 10 rebounds and 5 blocks. Chaminade…
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
The Red Devils tip off against Riverview Gardens tonight at 8 p.m. Patch will also have game coverage as De Smet Jesuit takes on Parkway West and CBC tangles with Parkway Central.
The Chaminade Red Devils (16-8) begin a ride into the postseason with an 8 p.m. tilt against Riverview Gardens (11-15) in the second District semifinal game played Tuesday at Ladue Horton Watkins High School. Head Coach Kelvin Lee, just named Metro Catholic Conference Coach of the Year, will see if he can take his Freshman-laden team all the way on the road to a state title in Columbia. He'll rely on a backcourt of youth and experience, featuring the first freshman to win MCC Player of the Year honors in Jayson Tatum, along with steady senior shooting guard Andy Kleinlein. Both earned First Team All MCC honors. The winner plays Friday against the winner of SLUH/Ladue. SLUH (15-2) is coached by one of Lee's former players at St. Louis …
Sunday, February 24, 2013
The Metro Catholic Conference also named all-conference teams, coach of the year and newcomer of the year.
The Metro Catholic Conference announced honors over the weekend, including all-conference teams, Player of the Year, Newcomer of the Year and Coach of the Year. 1st Team: Andy Kleinlein- Chaminade Jayson Tatum- Chaminade Jimmy Barton- DeSmet Jesuit Nolan Berry- De Smet Jesuit Patrick McCaw- CBC Jordan Barnett- CBC 2nd Team: Jack Hummel- Chaminade Brad Woodson- Vianney Sean O'Brien- Vianney Austin Sotile-SLUH Ray Dolby- CBC Alec Bausch- De Smet Jesuit Honorable Mention: Damon Patterson- Chaminade Zachary Greiner- SLUH Tanner Cochran- Vianney Zach Fischer- CBC Brandon Shackleford- DeSmet Jesuit Newcomer of the Year- Jayson Tatum- Chaminade Co-Players of the Year- Jimmy Barton/Jayson Tatum Coach of the Year: Kelvin Lee-Chaminade
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Teams are in the final week of regular season play before the start of district play.
Chaminade moved to 16-8 on the season Tuesday with a 67-59 win over the MICDS Rams, who fell to 11-13. The Red Devils were led by freshman guard Jayson Tatum's 21 points and senior Andy Kleinlein with 12. MICDS was led by Robin Thompson with 16 points according to an unofficial tally. Next Up: Chaminade is scheduled to host Jennings Thursday night, although weather conditions could call the game off. MICDS is scheduled to play at St. Mary's. Enjoy a replay of the broadcast, courtesy of the Chaminade Sports Programming Network. See Also: