At 6-foot-5 and 205 pounds, Tate is one of the hardest playing and most athletic forwards in the country. He was one of the more productive players during the EYBL, and was honored to get the invitation to the NBPA Camp.
"It is just a great opportunity to be around the elite players," said Tate of the camp. "I can still do the drills and stuff and just learn from the mentors and the current and retired and NBA players. All around it is just a fun experience."
Tate tried to play one game before shutting it down, however do not expect him to be out for long.
"I am coming back slow," said Tate. "I took a couple of weeks off. The injury happened the last session of EYBL, and I should be ready to go for the Kevin Durant Camp."
Tate was the second commitment for Ohio State in the class picking the Buckeyes right after Keita Bates-Diop did, and recently D'Angelo Russell also joined Dave Bell creating a four man class that is one of the best in the country.
Tate says adding Russell was huge, and the three commitments at the NBPA Camp had a chance to spend a lot of time together.
"Me and D'Angelo have known each other for a long time," said Tate. "He used to play for All-Ohio before I joined the team. We have always been in contact. I always knew in the long run he would make the decision to come on board, but for him to come on and commit was a great opportunity."
Tate continued, "Myself, Keita, and D'Angelo have been spending a lot of time together here. We did lunch together and did a photo shoot together, so it has been a lot of fun."
With such a highly touted class, Tate feels that Ohio State can accomplish big things when they arrive on campus.
"I think we can get it done," said Tate. "You know get a Big Ten Championship and a National Championship. We are still trying to get another big, and I think in the long run we can get."
There had been some buzz that Tate, who is thought of as a high potential football prospect, would suit up on the gridiron this year with schools like Michigan inquiring, however he says that simply will not be the case.
"Nope, no football, I am done," Tate said emphatically.