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DDN Archdeacon: At Wright State, Jada Tate seeks to keep adding to family’s legacy

Jada Tate

Excerpt from the Dayton Daily News

By Tom Archdeacon

With her big, curling eyelashes and her long pink fingernails, she was putting her personal hoops mantra into practice – “Look Good, Feel Good, Play Good”—but what really caught your interest last Wednesday night at the Nutter Center is when the public address announcer called Wright State’s starting line-up onto the court and said her name:

“Jada Tate.”

That last name — whether you are talking about the high school, college or pro ranks — is synonymous with “Play Good” basketball.

Tate is one of eight transfers on a Wright State women’s team that third-year head coach Kari Hoffman has revamped after just 12 victories over the past two seasons.

After the Raiders dismantled Division III Tiffin, 80-43, in Wednesday night’s exhibition game, Hoffman was pleased with the way her team was meshing going into tonight’s season opener at Southern Indiana and she said something she could not say the past two seasons:

“There’s a lot of skill on the floor.”

One of the more skilled players is the 5-foor-11 Tate, a grad transfer from Tiffin, which made Wednesday night’s rough-up of her old team a bit of a “bittersweet” affair she said afterward: