While anyone who saw Jae’Sean Tate play as a four-year starter at Ohio State would not be shocked , the former Buckeyes star has been a pleasant surprise for the Houston Rockets. Tate took his rookie season in the NBA to a new level in Monday’s game against the Chicago Bulls when he attempted — and made — a no-look, behind-the-back shot. With the Bulls holding a 42-38 edge, Tate gave the Rockets an unconventional answer. In the post, Tate backed down Bulls big Wendell Carter Jr. As he went up, Tate shifted his body in midair. He turned his back entirely to the rim and floated a left-handed hook, going fully backwards. Houston trailed 42-40 with 3:49 left until halftime. Jae’ Sean Tate flips it up over his head! pic.twitter.com/csggCX62pT — NBA (@NBA) February 23, 2021 Tate, 25, entered Monday averaging 9.9 points on 54.9% shooting and 5.1 rebounds in 27.3 minutes while starting 18 of 28 games. He signed Nov. 26 with Houston after spending his 2019-20 season in Australia with the NBL’s Sydney Kings, posting an average of 16.4 points and 5.8 rebounds per game. Previously, Tate played overseas in Belgium with the PBL’s Antwerp Giants, averaging… Read full this story
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