Christ Presbyterian Academy
|Height / Weight:|
6-5 / 215
Commodores open annual Challenge
Black and Gold Series ends with three straight Team Black wins
Zach King bests Jackson Gillis in Game One duel
Program welcomes record-setting fifth top-ranked class
Academics - Bates is undecided on a major.
Personal - David Randall Bates...Born 6/2/98 in Nashville, Tenn.... Son of Randy and Mary Lee Bates... Dad played basketball at the University of Tennessee... Nickname is Randy... Favorites include: Clayton Kershaw (player), Atlanta Braves (team), James Harrison (non-baseball player), Hockey (other sport), Rocket League (video game), Borat (movie), The Office and Breaking Bad (tv show), Will Ferrell (actor), Steak (meal), Alternative/Quin XCII (music/singer/band), and Hot Cheez-It (late night snack)... says if he wasn't playing baseball he would be studying to go to dental school... names Jonah Hill as the actor to play him in a movie... uses Dedicated as one word to describe himself... roommates with Cooper Davis... lists winning the Tennessee State Championship in 2015 as his most memorable athletic moment... Chose Vanderbilt "because of the coaching staff, reputation for the program, and the proximity to my hometown."