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The Recruiting Guy:
Get to know Arkansas guard target Dink Pate
Arkansas 4-star basketball target Dink Pate
Arkansas target and consensus 4-star guard Dink Pate is in constant contact with Razorbacks coach Eric Musselman and his coaching staff.
"I talk to Coach Musselman every day, every night," Pate said in a Sept. 20 interview.
Pate, 6-8, 180, of Dallas Pinkston, has more than 25 scholarship offers from schools such as Arkansas, Alabama, Arizona, TCU, Texas A&M, Houston, LSU, Auburn and Central Florida.
He averaged 10 points, 8 assists and 6 rebounds per game for Team Trae Young on the Adidas circuit during the summer. He has classified his relationship with friend and Arkansas freshman point guard Anthony Black as "real tight."
Pate, who has a 3.4 grade point average, has recently said he plans to visit Arkansas.
Coach Eric Musselman is: A cool coach. Love talking to him.
Funniest basketball moment: Tripped over my own feet when the ball was coming my way
If I couldn't play basketball, I would want to star in: Acting
My mom is always on me to: Clean my room
Love or hate rollercoasters: Hate
What superpower would you choose if given the option: Ability to copy everyone’s superpower
My pet peeve is: Being called by my real name
If you could meet a famous person, who would it be: Tupac Shakur
My hidden talent is: Rapping
Your favorite fast food chain: Chick-fil-A
If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be: Burgers
I will never ever eat: Cheese sandwich
Favorite junk food: Fruit snacks
My favorite sweet-tooth craving is: Candy
Who is your all-time celebrity crush: Taraji P. Henson
If you could live anywhere, where would that be: California
I’m terrified of: Black cats
Most unusual place you’ve fallen asleep: Outside of a hotel
Love or hate horror movies: Love
Cat or dog person: Dog
Do you think aliens exist: No
I get emotional when: Things don’t go my way
Which do you prefer Twitter, snapchat, instagram or Tik Tok: Instagram
Best advice I’ve received: Control what you can control
Role model and why: Tupac, because he’s one of the most influential and inspirational rappers, and the best rapper to touch a microphone
Three words to describe me: Funny, charming, loving
People would be surprised that I: Can rap
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