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2018 Forward Nate Roberts Sets Commitment Date

Nate Roberts

Nate Roberts, the 7-foot power forward from Brewster (NH) Academy, told D1VISION on Monday that he will make his college decision on October 17.

Roberts, who is currently down to a final five of UConn, Nebraska, Syracuse, Wake Forest and Washington, took his first official visit to Washington last weekend (Sept. 1). He spoke with D1Vision about the visit:

“The Seattle environment is beautiful. The coaches and staff treated me with genuine love. I connected well with the players. The school itself would be a great fit as far as academics.”

Roberts will also take official visits to Nebraska (Sept. 16), Syracuse (Sept. 22), and Wake Forest (Sept. 29). He broke down the remaining for schools in his top five for D1Vision:

Nebraska: “I know they play a fast paced game. They need more versatile guys that are not just bound to play a position but flat out play hard. I know that my former teammate, Thomas Allen loves it there. We have a great relationship outside of basketball so he’s been telling me how things are going over at Lincoln.”

Syracuse: “The name speaks for itself. Over the years, coach [Adrian] Autry and I have built a strong bond. He loves my potential as a player and me as a person. Their players that make it to the next level. Coach [JimBoeheim and I have developed a relationship recently and he’s come to watch me play a few times. He likes my game and knows what I can do to help the program.”

Wake Forest: “Coach [Jamill] Jones and I have had a close relationship over the years. Since he’s gotten to Wake Forest he’s been recruiting me hard. Coach [DannyManning and I have developed a relationship which also is a plus. With coach Manning being one of the original versatile forwards in our game, it helps to know that he actually has been through what I’m trying to go through. So, I could learn a lot from that experience.”

UConn: “Although UConn has been down for a few years, the name alone speaks for itself. Coach [Dwayne] Killings and I have developed a close relationship over the years that he’s recruited me. Hearing coach [Kevin] Ollie‘s vision for the program and believing that he needs players like me to push the program to that next level to where they used to be is important.”

Roberts is unclear on whether he will take his final official visit to UConn, as he said, “Right now it’s up in the air but if we don’t come up with a date before my Syracuse visit I probably just won’t go.”

 

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One Comment

  1. Matt Deloff

    September 8, 2017 11:25 am at 11:25 am

    I think it will come to down to Syracuse and UConn as his two finalists. Hopefully he chooses Cuse. Darius Bazley and Buddy Boeheim will be coming in next year, adding Roberts and possible Eric Ayala would make Cuse’s recruiting class next year amazing.