Tatum is a 6-foot-6, 190-pound wing from Tucker High (Ga.) who averaged 20.7 points, seven rebounds, three assists and a pair of blocks as a junior last season.
After not seeing a ton of playing time in the spring with the Georgia Stars, Tatum took advantage of his opportunity in July.
"The spring was just OK," Tatum said. "I just felt I didn't get as much playing time as I deserved, but in the second half I showed what I could do and picked up the pace," Tatum said.
Tatum, 17, was always known more as a perimeter shooter until recently, when he started taking the ball to the basket with more authority.
"I've added more to my game," Tatum said. "I'm going to the hole more and taking guys off the dribble. That's my bread and butter now because my jump shot hasn't really been on lately."
Tatum still needs to improve his defense and his ballhandling, but his offensive game is versatile.
Tatum admits that Charlotte is the leader as Bobby Lutz & Co. have been the most aggressive – and started recruiting Tatum as early as just about anyone. However, Tatum said that N.C. State and South Carolina and a pair of recent newcomers who will almost definitely receive visits. The other visits will likely go to Charlotte, Tennessee and Georgia.
"I've watched a lot of N.C. State," Tatum said. "I could see myself being a good fit for their program."
Georgia, Tennessee and Memphis are a trio of other schools in the mix for Tatum, who said he and his dad are in the midst of setting up official visit dates.
"Charlotte is still the leader because I've got such a good relationship with Coach (Dalonte) Hill," Tatum said.