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LAKE BUENA VISTA, FLORIDA - AUGUST 19: Jayson Tatum #0 of the Boston Celtics celebrates a three point shot against the Philadelphia 76ers during the third quarter in Game Two of the Eastern Conference First Round during the 2020 NBA Playoffs at The Field House at ESPN Wide World Of Sports Complex on August 19, 2020 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

By Ty Anderson,

Celtics forward Jayson Tatum’s rise to superstar status continued in 2019-20, and with the accolades to show for it, with Tatum officially named to the All-NBA Third Team on Wednesday.

Emerging as the Celtics’ true No. 1, the 22-year-old Tatum averaged career-high marks in points (23.4), rebounds (7.0), assists (3.0), and steals (1.4) per game, and shot 45.0 percent from the field, including an over 40 percent mark from deep, in 66 games.

That was enough to make the No. 3 overall pick from the 2017 NBA Draft the first Celtics player to average at least 23.0 points and 7.0 rebounds in a single season since Paul Pierce in 2002-03.

Tatum joins Ed Macauley as the only two players in franchise history to receive All-NBA honors before turning 23 years-old, too. (Macauley accomplished the feat all the way back in 1950-51, and on an All-NBA First Team, in case you’re wondering.)

The 6-foot-8 Tatum is the third Celtic to earn All-NBA honors in the last four years, joining Kyrie Irving (All-NBA Second Team, 2018-19) and Isaiah Thomas (All-NBA Second Team, 2016-17).

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