By By NBC Sports Boston Staff
Boston Celtics star and proud St. Louis native Jayson Tatum was in his hometown Friday night to throw out the first pitch at Busch Stadium:
Before he was a Rookie of the Year finalist, and before he was a Duke Blue Devil, Tatum was one of the most coveted high school recruits in the country at suburban St. Louis power Chaminade Prep. In his senior season of 2015-16 he earned First Team All-USA honors from USA Today and a spot in the prestigious McDonald's All-American Game. That season also included going for 40 in a loss to DeMatha Catholic (Md.) and future No. 1 overall pick Markelle Fultz, on the campus of Springfield College.