Helias leading scorer spending this season as Eldon assistant

Assistant Eldon Mustang Coach and former Helias basketball standout Jamaal Tatum (center) talks with Eldon players Friday just before they took on Helias in boys basketball at Rackers Fieldhouse in Jefferson City.

Assistant Eldon Mustang Coach and former Helias basketball standout Jamaal Tatum (center) talks with Eldon players Friday just before they took on Helias in boys basketball at Rackers Fieldhouse in Jefferson City. Photo by Stephen Brooks.

The setting was familiar, the seat wasn’t.

Jamaal Tatum, the leading scorer in Helias basketball history, returned to Rackers Fieldhouse on Friday night. Not in the Blue and Gold, but on the other side of the scorer’s table as an assistant coach for the Eldon Mustangs.

“I’m just trying to help the team, help the players develop into better players,” Tatum said after the Mustangs’ 62-50 loss to the Crusaders.

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