2018 Nate Roberts Talks Top Five; Decision Timetable

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Nate Roberts, the 6-foot-10 power forward from Brewster (NH) Academy, cut his list down to Washington, Wake Forest, Syracuse, Nebraska and UConn last week. He broke down each of the schools to D1Vision on Tuesday.

Washington: “Coach [Mike] Hopkins has [had] a very close relationship since he was back at Syracuse and he’s just believed in me ever since. He has been honest from the jump and has a plan set for me, to help me develop as a person and player. They also produce pros so that’s another plus.”

Wake Forest: “Even though they came a little late they’ve shown genuine care for me. Coach [Jamil] Jones and I have had a strong relationship over the years since I was going into my 9th-grade year back when he was with VCU. Coach [Danny] Manning is a legendary coach and player in this game that has played my position, so that’s great to have on your side.”

Syracuse: “They were a part of the picture when my recruitment started to take off. Coach [Adrian] Autry and I have had a very close relationship from the start. Coach [Jim] Boeheim and I have talked quite a few times. He believes in me and thinks I would be great in his system.”

Nebraska: Like Wake, they were a late bloomer but they have been recruiting me pretty hard. Coach [Kenya] Hunter and coach [Tim] Miles have said great things about where I would fit in the program and have explained their plan for me as well and helping reach the highest level.”

UCONN: Coach [Dwayne] Killings and I have been building a relationship for quite some time now. When I went on an unofficial I spoke with Coach [Kevin] Ollie who had great things to say on what UConn can bring to the table for me.”

Roberts told D1Vision that he plans on taking official visits to all five schools but has not set any dates. In terms of a timetable for his commitment, Roberts said, “Sometime between late October to mid-November.”

Although he is a few months away from his decision, it is clear that Roberts knows what he wants in a school, as he said, “I’m looking at a few things: player development, my incoming role, the coach to player relationship, being comfortable in my own skin there off the court, family-like environment with the program, and a school that has my major.”

Roberts would like to major in psychology, a program that all five schools offer as a major. This season, Roberts will be joined at Brewster Academy by incoming transfers Miles Norris and Isaiah Mucius. Mucius spoke with D1Vision last week about his recruitment.


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