Pinkston basketball star Dink Pate announced on Twitter on Monday that he has transferred to California prep school Prolific Prep.
It will give him a chance to play a national schedule for a team that was 31-4 and finished No. 10 in the MaxPreps national rankings last season.
Pate, a 6-6 sophomore guard, was The Dallas Morning News’ Newcomer of the Year last season. He averaged 18 points, 6.3 rebounds and 3.4 assists per game as a freshman for a team that lost in the third round of the Class 4A playoffs.
Pate lists nine college offers on his recruiting page, including Arizona, Houston, LSU, SMU, TCU and Texas A&M.
Pate isn’t the first Dallas-area standout to transfer to a prep school this offseason. Plano John Paul II’s Cameron Corhen, who had been ranked by 247Sports as the second-best center in Texas in the Class of 2022, transferred to Sunrise Christian Academy in Kansas.
Arterio Morris briefly transferred to Prolific Prep before his junior year before returning to Kimball and leading his team to a state runner-up finish in Class 5A last season. Morris was The Dallas Morning News All-Area Player of the Year, transferred this offseason to iSchool of Lewisville, then transferred back to Kimball.
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