Brewster’s Roberts Headed West
Brewster Academy big man Nate Roberts made a verbal commitment to the University of Washington on Tuesday night, selecting the Huskies over the two other schools in his final three, Nebraska and Syracuse.
Roberts' announced his decision via a video released on his twitter account:
First year head coach Mike Hopkins began to recruit Roberts last year as the associate head coach at Syracuse and continued to pursue him even after moving across the country to take over at Washington. Roberts now becomes the third northeast product to commit to Hopkins at Washington as he joins Nahziah Carter and Hameir Wright, who are currently freshmen after committing in the spring.
Roberts is a Maryland native who arrived at Brewster for the second semester of last season and made contributions off the bench as the Bobcats went on to set prep school history with a perfect season including both the NEPSAC and National Championships. He's an athletic and mobile southpaw who shows flashes of a potential face-up game and has a lot of upside left to discover.
The 6-foot-10 southpaw ran with Team Melo during the recent EYBL season and helped lead them to a spot in the EYBL Finals at the Nike Peach Jam.
He becomes already the sixth member of Brewster's 2018 class to commit to a division I school, all of them high-majors, as he joins Buddy Boeheim (Syracuse), Miles Norris (Oregon), Lukas Kisunas (UConn), Isaiah Mucius (Wake Forest), and Derek Culver (West Virginia).