Kings add Jae'Sean Tate
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Kings add Jae'Sean Tate
The Sydney Kings are excited to announce the signing of American forward Jae’Sean Tate for the upcoming 2019-20 NBL season. The 23-year old joins the Kings after a successful College career at Ohio State University. Most recently he has been playing with the Telenet Giants Antwerp in the Belgian Pro League averaging 12.2 points and 5.1 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game. An extremely versatile player, Head Coach Will Weaver was excited to have Tate joining the group. “He’s the ultimate teammate, with elite character” Weaver shared. “He’s one of those guys that was the favourite teammate of every person we spoke to, both in Europe last season and also when he was at Ohio State”. “He plays hard with a wide range of skills. He’s thrives doing one thing one night, and another thing the next night, and that’s what high level play is really about, especially when it comes to finals” Weaver said. “He’s capable of driving bigger guys, posting smaller guys, he’s a warrior on the glass and plays much bigger than he is. NBA scouts have been locked onto him for the past year because of how well he played in Belgium.” Having spent time with both the Milwaukee Bucks in 2018 and the Denver Nuggets during NBA Summer League earlier this month, Tate is currently at an invitational camp with the Oklahoma City Thunder. The young forward was looking forward to his first NBL campaign tipping off in Sydney. “I’m very excited to be joining the Kings” Tate shared. “I’ve heard a lot of great things about not only the Kings as an organisation but Sydney as a city as well. With the new coaching staff, and some of the players that have reached out to me, I already feel really welcome”. “Will and I have been conversing on the phone for the last couple of weeks. He’s a great guy and I’m really excited to come and learn and play for him” Tate said. When asked about what type of player he was and what he could bring to the Kings in NBL20, the answer was simple: “Everywhere I go I’ve been known as Mr Energy. I want to be that guy who can bring the spark whenever we need it, the guy who’s going to make the extraordinary plays, the one who dives on all the loose balls, and just making sure I’m really giving my heart out there”. “I’m always going to give 100% to the game while I’m out there, that’s my promise to Sydney fans and something they can always rely on”. Tate joins Andrew Bogut, Casper Ware, Kevin Lisch, Brad Newley, Daniel Kickert, Craig Moller, Jordan Hunter, Shaun Bruce, Kuany Kuany and Didi Louzada as contracted Kings players for the upcoming season.