Metro Challenge: 2018 forward Nate Roberts emerges

HYATTSVILLE -- Nate Roberts, a sophomore out of Baltimore, was one of the prospects that emerged at the Metro Challenge.

Historically a couple prospects emerge at the annual Metro Challenge, which brings together the top players in the DMV area.

While a number of prospects helped their stock at the event, 2018 forward prospect Nate Roberts, of Baltimore (Md.) John Carroll, particularly stood out at the event on Saturday.

“When I’m rolling, I’m just running the floor well, blocking shot, getting rebounds, talking on defense and on the offensive end playing inside, out,” Roberts told Scout.

Roberts showed all of those things at camp. He was also effective as a shooter. The 6-foot-7 southpaw hunted jump shots from mid-range and even stepped out and buried a three-pointer later in the event.

“Something I’m working on for sure,” Roberts said. “I’m trying to get shots up. Sometimes I need to go down in the post, but then I can step out and make shots.”

Roberts moves fluidly, runs the floor with ease and is a good all around athlete. He also has an impressive frame with wide shoulders and a lengthy set of arms.

Recruiting wise, Roberts holds a scholarship offer from Cincinnati. He also had offers from the previous staffs at Delaware and James Madison.

“It’s been slow,” he said of his recruitment. “But it’s picking up now.”

Roberts, who plans to play with Baltimore United on the Under Armour circuit this spring and summer, said he’s recently heard from  DePaulNotre Dame and Providence.

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