Four-star power forward Nate Roberts thrived upon transferring to Brewster Academy. The big man who is a native of Baltimore showed his ability during the high school season, and then continued his strong play at the Metro Challenge.
About his junior year, Roberts said, “I think we had a great season. We won a championship and got a ring, so I think the high school year went well.”
He continued, “I definitely got stronger. I worked a lot on my post game, and became more confident in my jump hook which I didn’t really use before.”
On the recruiting trail numerous schools are after Roberts with one showing the most interest to date.
When it comes to the Orange, Roberts said, “Syracuse says that I fit in perfectly with their style. Coach (Jim) Boeheim is a great coach and they like to have players my size who can play on the wing or at the bottom of the zone.”
Purdue is known for the play it gets from the post position, and that is something that appeals to Roberts.
“I know that they recruit a lot of bigs and get their bigs the ball,” said Roberts of the Boilermakers. “Coach (Brandon) Brantley showed me a stat where they feed their bigs more than any school in the Big Ten, which is great.”
Also the Xavier Musketeers are looking to add a quality big in the 2018 class, and Roberts is one they have locked in on.
“They are a tough Big East school,” said Roberts of Xavier. “Coach (Mike) Pegues has been talking to me since last summer, and we are building a good relationship.”
Look for Roberts to make an impact with Team Melo this spring and summer in the EYBL, and take some visits before issuing a college decision.