Earl Tatum

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Earl Tatum
Personal information
Born (1953-07-26) July 26, 1953 (age 66)
Mount Vernon, New York
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Listed weight185 lb (84 kg)
Career information
High schoolMount Vernon
(Mount Vernon, New York)
CollegeMarquette (1972–1976)
NBA draft1976 / Round: 2 / Pick: 21st overall
Selected by the Los Angeles Lakers
Playing career1976–1980
PositionShooting guard / Small forward
Number43, 35
Career history
19761977Los Angeles Lakers
1977–1978Indiana Pacers
1978Boston Celtics
1978–1979Detroit Pistons
1979–1980Cleveland Cavaliers
Career highlights and awards
Career NBA statistics
Points2,508 (9.6 ppg)
Rebounds682 (2.6 rpg)
Assists507 (1.9 apg)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

William Earl Tatum (born July 26, 1953) is a retired American professional basketball player from Mount Vernon, New York. He was a 6'4½" (194 cm) 185 lb (84 kg) guard who played high school basketball at Mount Vernon, where he was selected large-school player of the year by the New York State Sportswriters Association in 1972, and collegiately at Marquette University.

Tatum was selected with the 4th pick of the second round in the 1976 NBA Draft by the Los Angeles Lakers. He played for five teams in 4 years, his final season spent with the Cleveland Cavaliers in 1979–80.

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