Jae'Sean Tate will get an opportunity to make it in the NBA.
Despite going unselected in Thursday night's 2018 NBA Draft, Tate has agreed to join the Milwaukee Bucks to participate in the NBA Summer League, as first reported by Sports Illustrated's Jeremy Woo and confirmed by Ohio State and Tate himself on Friday.
— Jt#1 (@o_tate_) June 22, 2018
A native of Pickerington, Ohio, Tate is coming off a productive four-year run for the Buckeyes in which he played 129 games – starting 110 of them – and averaged 11.7 points and 6.0 rebounds per game for his career. The emotional leader of the 2017-18 Buckeyes, Tate earned second-team All-Big Ten honors in his senior year as he helped lead the Buckeyes to their first NCAA Tournament berth since 2015.
Tate going undrafted didn't come as a surprise, as he does not the fit the physical prototype for any position in the NBA, but he'll have a chance to earn his way into the league if he can perform well with the Bucks in the Summer League, which is scheduled to take place from July 6-17 in Las Vegas.
Keita Bates-Diop was the lone Ohio State player selected in Thursday night's draft, going to the Minnesota Timberwolves with the No. 48 overall pick.