Jayson Tatum revealed that Mike Krzyzewski, his head coach at Duke, convinced him to enter the 2017 NBA Draft.
Tatum was thinking about playing another year of college basketball. However, he entered the Draft and was selected at No.3 by the Boston Celtics.
“That was like the most fun I ever had in my life…I’m still close with a lot of the guys on the team that I was there for a year with. I still talk to the coaches all the time. I go back in the summertime when I can.
After the season, after we lost, I talked to Coach K and obviously I wanted to go to the League, but there was a part of me that wanted to come back to Duke for another year. I had that much fun just being a college basketball player and enjoying it. But Coach K was like, ‘Nah, you’ve got to go. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity,'” Tatum told Stephen Jackson and Matt Barnes on the All The Smoke podcast.