Of course, everyone else is chasing that goal, too. Each team wants to win the championship. Yet, for Slater, getting beat in the semifinals last season has added some determination to his game in the 2017 Nike EYBL.
After a slower-than-expected start, Team Takeover found its groove in Session III at LakePoint Sporting Community - Champions Center to go 4-0 and get back into Division D contention with MOKAN Elite (KS), Bradley Beal Elite (MO), and Team Penny (TN). Although it doesn’t always show in the box score, Slater is a big part of the reason.
With a much deeper and balanced squad, the 6-foot-6 Slater has embraced his role perfectly in averaging 7.8 points and 3.2 rebounds per game. He does the little things, and it makes a big difference.
How much? Well, his commitment to Villanova on Wednesday night only proves his importance.
Don't miss Slater play this weekend in Session IV in Los Angeles.
How To WatchNike EYBL Session IV 17U (Los Angeles, CA)
When: Saturday, May 27 - Sunday, May 28
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