Posted On: 06/21/18 11:00 AM
Nendah Tarke, a class of 2019 guard at Bullis, has been a standout at the Capitol Hoops Summer League thus far with his contributions on both ends of the floor. The versatile rising senior spoke with Prep Hoops about his overall game, recruitment, and goals for the summer among other topics in a recent interview.
PH: How has your role grown since last season?
NT: It’s a new one. I feel like I’m a leader on this team. Responsible to make plays. Offensively and defensively. It’s a role I’m looking to embrace. Something I’m looking forward to.
PH: What do you think has been the most improved part of your game since the season ended?
NT: “Being a leader. On and off the floor. I feel like I can assert myself more. Communicating with my guys.”
PH: How are your grades right now?
NT: “I finished the year with an 88 average. I’m basically an A student. All around.”
PH: Which schools would you say are the most active in your recruitment right now?
NT: “I wanna say NJIT. UNCG seems really interested. Columbia, George Washington, UMBC, and JMU are all expressing interest.”
PH: What type of feedback are you receiving from college coaches about your game?
NT: “They like the way I attack mainly. I make plays for others. And myself as well. I consider myself an unselfish player, and I think that shows on the court. Defensively I’m solid. I think I’m an all-around guy. And I think that’s what they like about me.”
PH: What do you need to work on?
NT: “My three point shot. Last year I didn’t really get the opportunity to take as many. But this year with my new role, stepping into it. I feel like that part of my game, standing and off the dribble I need to improve on.”
PH: What’s underrated about your game?
NT: “I think my interior defense. Because this year I’m going to be guarding a lot of bigger guys. I don’t consider that a mismatch. I feel like I can take the challenge defensively on anyone.”
PH: How tall are you? What is your wingspan?
NT: “I say I’m about 6’3. And I recently measured my wingspan. It’s at 6’9.”
PH: What are your plans for the rest of the month? Any elite camps or college visits?
NT: “I think I’m going to Columbia camp this summer. I might also go to a Hoop Group Camp as well.”
PH: What are your goals for the summer? What do you hope to accomplish?
NT: “As a team, I want to win the summer league. With a lot of new guys getting minutes, I feel like that would be a great accomplishment for us. And I wanna show my complete game in the process. Show that I have the ability to lead a team. Make plays. Create.”
Nendah Tarke is ranked by Prep Hoops as a top-30 prospect in his class. To view the full ranking of Maryland and DC’s 2019 class, click here.
— Hoop Major (@HoopMajor) June 9, 2018