Former Buckeye Jae’Sean Tate named to NBA’s All-Rookie First Team


COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) — Former Ohio State Buckeye and current Houston Rocket Jae’Sean Tate has been named to the NBA’s All-Rookie First Team following a tremendous 2020-21 season.

The 2018 Ohio State graduate played in 70 games, making 58 starts. Both of those numbers were team-highs. He averaged 11.3 points, 5.3 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game while shooting over 50%. Over the last 10 seasons, he is just the second undrafted player to earn All-Rookie Team honors.

Tate is just the sixth Buckeye to earn first team accolades, joining John Havlicek (1962-63), Jerry Lucas (1963-64), Kelvin Ransey (1980-81), Clark Kellogg (1982-83) and D’Angelo Russell (2015-16).

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Trending on

Today's Central OH Forecast

Get severe weather email alerts

Don't Miss

Local News

Jordan remains critical of Jan. 6 investigation committee, speaks at Dublin event

Giant Eagle to reinstate mask wearing for employees, encourage masks for customers

Columbus Police: Plumber reports seeing bone while doing drain inspection

Central Ohio housing market shows no signs of slowing down

Columbus City Schools won’t use COTA buses to transport high school students

Gahanna-Jefferson mandates masks for students K-8

More Local News