September 16, 2015 With his formative years of high school hoops behind him, Catonsville wing Nate Chambers is ready to take the reins of his team. The 6-foot-3 junior was sixth-man last season with the Comets, but will be the…
September 16, 2015
With his formative years of high school hoops behind him, Catonsville wing Nate Chambers is ready to take the reins of his team.
The 6-foot-3 junior was sixth-man last season with the Comets, but will be the main-man this season.
He spent his summer playing with Team Future, and though his recruitment has yet to take off, he’s hopeful that his new lead role will open some eyes of area college coaches.
“Frostburg State, Salisbury, and Davis & Elkins have sent me emails from when they were at a couple tournaments I went to. Not a lot of recruitment, but I’m hopeful that it picks up my junior season,” said Chambers.
“And also I’m going to start to go to more camps, I haven’t been going to many, but I’ve been getting invited to a lot of camps, so I’m going to start to get myself out there.”
He says he plans to attend ScoutsFocus and Hoop Group camps this fall.
During his 16U offseason with Team Future, Chambers says getting to the hoop and ball-handling were his areas of emphasis.
“We had a lot of small guards on the team, so I mainly helped the team by attacking the rack and slashing and stuff like that. I normally play point guard, but I played on the wing a lot with Team Future. I thought my ball-handling was pretty tight and I really helped the team with my mid-range game,” said Chambers.
“I still need to work on my deep-ball, shooting the 3 and stuff like that. But during the summer I was really consistent with slashing and handling the ball.”
Another development that Chambers has been honing is his maturity as a player.
“You always want to become mature and know the game more,” said Chambers. “When I get to the next level I’ll be playing a combo-guard or a one. So I just want to be a better leader on the floor, talk more, I already talk a lot, but I want to talk even more. I’ll work hard, and just set the tone for my team, and make sure I’m a leader.”
As he heads into his upperclassmen season with the Comets, he wants to be the best leader he can.
“My role will change this season, I’ve gone from sixth-man to just being the leader of the team,” said Chambers. “I just have to keep the young guys in shape. I just want to lead my team in everything; scoring, assists, even rebounding. I just want to get out there and play hard every game and lead our team to a good record and a good season.”
April 15, 2015
Catonsville point guard Nate Chambers was a key player on a very good team as a sophomore, and he used the experience to mature as a player as he gets set to become an upperclassman, and starter, for the next two seasons.
“I adjusted to the speed of the game and the strength of my opponents,” said Chambers. “I provided scoring off the bench and rebounding and some assists, I thought it was a pretty successful sophomore season.”
The 6-foot-3 combo guard was back up to senior Brandon Johnson, and shared with PHM where it was he excelled this season with the Comets.
“I’m kind of like a slasher, and I have a mid-range game, I can pull-up. I’m a very good passer in transition, and I can read the floor in a half court set. My ball-handling should be tighter, but I think I handle it well, and I don’t use a lot of moves though, which is something I feel I should work on,” said Chambers, whose recruitment is in its infancy right now.
“I’ve gotten some emails from some small colleges like Frostburg State (D3), and another one I can’t remember — that was a couple of months ago and just letters,” he said.
“This offseason I definitely want to raise my skillset, but as I’m going into my junior season I think it’s really time to start focusing on my recruitment and stuff like that.”
PHM’s 62nd-ranked 2017, Chambers will spend his offseason with Team Future where he says he’d like to grow mentally more than anything else.
“I just want to become more mature and know the game more and definitely get more consistent with my jump shot and offensive consistency, and just try and read the floor and make more plays,” said Chambers.