Q&A with PrepHoops SC Class of 2020 No. 1 Player Myles Tate

Myles Tate
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Myles Tate, a 6’0″ 155lbs Combo Guard, who plays his High School basketball at Dorman (Spartanburg, South Carolina), which is one of the biggest public schools in all of South Carolina. Myles has started at Point Guard for the varsity club since his 8th-grade year. He even helped lead Dorman to 4A State Championship last season. Myles was recently ranked the number one player in the state of South Carolina by PrepHoops SC. We caught up with the young star to talk about his recent success.

What schools are showing at least medium interest at the moment?

Myles: SC State, Hampton, and Liberty

What do you consider your strengths and weaknesses on the court?

Myles: I am a very smart player and I pressure the ball full court on defense well. I tend to make all the right plays on offense and I’m a vocal leader. I don’t believe I have any weaknesses on the court.

What player do you compare yourself to and why?

Myles: I compare myself to John Wall because we have that edge to our game that other players just don’t have.

What do you do differently than anyone else on the court?

Myles: I don’t try to look pretty. I just play 110% every possession.

Is there any particular style of basketball you like to play?

Myles: I like to play a fast pace style of basketball. I also enjoy creating for others before myself.

How was your Summer playing with Team Loaded?

Myles: It was fun and a learning experience for all of us. I felt like I got better this Summer with playing under Team Loaded.

Who was your toughest one-on-one matchup this Summer and why?

Myles: My toughest matchup was against Evan Johnson from team CP3 because he’s a very quick guard. He also had a lot of weapons around him.

How do you see your game evolving over the next couple of years?

Myles: For one, I will be an experienced player. I see myself becoming even more of a vocal leader on and off the court. I want to work on developing my body more with becoming stronger.

What are your goals for your Sophomore year?

Myles: I want to win another state championship and build on what I have already started.

Do you feel any pressure with PrepHoops SC ranking you the top player in the state for the Class of 2020?

Myles: There is always going to be pressure on me, but I believe that I can handle it well.


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