He is the first Rocket to earn All-Rookie First Team honors since Luis Scola in 2007-08 and the third going back to 1985-86 (Steve Francis in 1999-00 and Yao Ming in 2002-03).

Tate appeared in 70 games with 58 starts this season, averaging 11.3 points, 5.3 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 1.21 steals while shooting 50.6% from the floor. Post All-Star break, he was one of 10 players to have averaged at least 12.0 ppg, 5.0 rpg, 3.0 apg and 1.50 spg.