Former Ohio State Forward Jae’Sean Tate Joins Big X For TBT

The battle of early-decade vs. late-decade Ohio State basketball players in this year’s The Big Tournament continues with Big X bringing in Ohio State forward Jae’Sean Tate.

Tate played with the Buckeyes from 2014-18, and across 129 games, 110 of which were starts, he averaged 11.7 points and 6.0 rebounds per game while shooting 55.2 percent from floor.

After a season in Belgium, Tate joined the Sydney Kings in the Australian National Basketball League for the 2019-20 season. There, he was named team MVP and earned All-NBL honors after averaging 16.4 points and 6.0 rebounds per game while being incredibly efficient from the field, hitting on 65.8 percent of his shots overall and 37.3 percent from deep.

Tate will be joining a roster with former teammates Andrew Dakich and C.J. Jackson, as well as Keyshawn Woods, who transferred to Ohio State the season after Tate’s graduation. Kaleb and Andre Wesson were both also previously listed on the team’s roster, but are no longer going to play in TBT because “it was in their best professional interest not to play in the tournament this summer,” according to Big X’s Twitter account.

TBT will take place from July 4-14, with all games located in Columbus’ Nationwide Arena without fans. Big X is a nine seed and will take on the 12-seeded Jackson TN Underdawgs in the opening Round of 24.

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Ohio State Athletics

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