Dana Tate has established himself as one of the most versatile and skilled forwards in the 2018 class. Hit the jump for Dana’s summer visit plans and his thoughts on his play this Spring.
Playing at the very highest level of AAU competition on the EYBL circuit, Dana Tate has been a standout this Spring for Expressions Elite. The 6’7 forward is averaging 13 points and 6 rebounds per game on 52% shooting from the field.
“I feel as though I played well. I helped my team in numerous ways and tried to serve as one of the leaders. My play along with my teammates got us to Peach Jam and that was the goal from day 1.”
A highly skilled forward with the versatility to create off the dribble and knock down perimeter jumpshots while having the size and athleticism to defend the paint and rebound, Tate is a matchup nightmare for the opposition.
“I would say my biggest strengths are being versatile and my ability to score. I can finish at the rim, hit the mid range, and step out and shoot the 3. I also like my ability to be able to grab the rebound and go, whether it results in me finishing or setting up one of my teammates.”
On the recruiting front, Dana holds offers from Binghamton, St. Bonaventure, URI, La Salle, UMass, Northeastern, Richmond and Old Dominion.
In addition to the aforementioned offers, Washington, BC, Providence, USC, Harvard, Brown, Dartmouth, George Washington and Boston University are showing interest Tate tells Endless Motor.
While Dana isn’t close to making a decision, he does have a few visits lined up this Summer.
“Northeastern and URI are definite visits. I’d like to visit ODU, Richmond, and USC or Washington as well.”
On the court, Tate continues to work on his game and is looking forward to making the most out of the July live period.
“My goal is to continue getting in the gym for workouts and progressing as a player. And make the most of that July live period, that’s a big part of a player’s Summer and I have to take full advantage of that opportunity.”
Dana is one of the more under-appreciated forwards in the country for the 2018 class. His combination of size, skill, athleticism make him one of the better prospects we’ve viewed this Spring.