Nate Jean-Baptiste

Nate Jean-Baptiste comes to High Rise after a successful career playing professionally in Europe. A native of the Far Rockaway section of Queens, NY, Nate played along side High Rise Co-Direction Bobby Spezzano at Concordia College, graduating with a degree in business management in 2007. While at Concordia, Nate led the Clippers to the 2007 NYCAC semi-finals for the first time in the schools 125 year history while leading the league in 3-point percentage. Following Concordia, Nate took his talents to Germany to play for the TSG Schwaebish Hall Flyers for the next 3 seasons. In his first season, he led the team to a league Championship (2008). While with the Flyers he racked up accolades for Top Playmaker in 2008 & 2009, Best Newcomer in 2008, and was awarded Defensive Player of the Year in 2008, 2009, and 2010. He last played with Hannover Korbjaeger during the 2011-2012 season. Nate has been apart of the High Rise family since 2011, acting as a camp counselor and during the 2013 camp season, he became Camp Commissioner, running all 5 weeks of summer camp. Nate is involved with all facets of High Rise with an emphasis on skills training for players of all ages and abilities.