Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
Nate Roberts, the 6-foot-10 1/2 forward from Brewster (NH) Academy, committed to Washington and head coach Mike Hopkins on Tuesday evening.
He also considered Syracuse and Nebraska after previously cutting UConn and Wake Forest.
“The Seattle environment is beautiful,” he told D1 Vision. “The coaches and staff treated me with genuine love. I connected well with the players. The school itself would be a great fit as far as academics.”
According to 247Sports.com, Roberts is a three-star recruit in the class of 2018 and the No. 5 player from the state of Maryland, his original home state.
Roberts continues a strong trend for Hopkins of landing talented Northeastern players. Last year he forwards Hameir Wright and Nahziah Carter, both of whom are from upstate New York. Roberts joins point guard Elijah Hardy and small forward Ed Chang and Jamal Bey in Washington’s 2018 class.
“Nate has a very high ceiling,” Brewster coach Jason Smith told ZAGSBLOG. “He has tremendous upside and potential. He’s able to shoot the ball well from distance and moves very well and fluidly for a 6’10+ player.”
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Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.