Wednesday, September 15, 2010

D1 Nation Real Talk: 2012 Clyde Santee of Houston Yates

D1 Nation Contributing Editor, A.W. "Gym Range" Robinson caught up with two time State Champion, and defending National Champion Clyde Santee of Houston Yates. The 2012 6'6" Small Forward gives us the inside scoop.

How old were you when you started playing basketball? 
I was nine years old
What are some of your hobbies outside of basketball?
Chillin' with my girlfriend & crankin' jokes with my friends.
What is your favorite class in school?
Alegbra with Coach Augbon
What music are you listening to before a game?
Jay-Z and Drake
What is your favorite food?
Cheese cake!
What college or NBA player do you model your game after? 
I model my game after Evan Turner
List some goals you’ve set for this year.
Make the A/B honor roll & win my 3rd State Championship
Who are the Top 5 colleges recruiting you the hardest?
Houston, Arizona, Marquette, Gonzaga, & Colarado
Who is the best player you played against all spring or summer?
LeBryan Nash
What is the best conference in college basketball?
Big East!!
List the Top 6 players in Houston right now?
Clyde Santee, Deangelo Harrison, Terran Petteway, Aaron Harrison, Andrew Harrison, & Shaquille Cleare.
What part of your game needs improvement the most?
Foot quickness
Who is your favorite NBA player from Houston?
Rashard Lewis
Do you plan on attending any fall basketball skills camps/clinics this year?
Not sure yet
Who are the Top 5 teams in 5A and 4A this year?
Yates, Travis, & La Marque
Where do you see yourself being 5 years from now?
Playin' basketball for money somewhere.

Clyde Santee is a smooth, long & athletic player with a wide skill set.  He can play multiple positions; 1, 2, & 3. He does not need to have the ball in his hands to be effective.  Santee will stay active with his hard nosed D and rebounding, allowing the scoring opportunities to come to him in the flow of the game.  He will be a major factor in Houston Yates' bid for another Texas 4A State Championship.

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