Prep Hoops Next Player Spotlight: Mike Rodgers Jr.
Mike Rodgers Jr is a prospect to know in the loaded Class of 2027. Playing in a highly competitive AAU program in Chapman Basketball Academy, Rodgers competed against top teams across the country where he made quite a name for…
Mike Rodgers Jr is a prospect to know in the loaded Class of 2027. Playing in a highly competitive AAU program in Chapman Basketball Academy, Rodgers competed against top teams across the country where he made quite a name for himself.
Rodgers is a high IQ player that has a mature outlook of the game. Not only does he set the floor with the best in the state in his class, but he is no stranger to scoring the ball when and where he sees fit. The part of his game that is most impressive is his ability to spread the floor to make others better. Finishing his busy summer campaign as a major contributor to his team’s 48-4 record, he competed with a target on his back more times than not.
A combo guard who shines bright on or off the ball, the multifaceted floor general will be serviceable on varsity as a freshman. Starting his high school career with the Homestead Highlanders, a top team in their respective conference. His skill set and ability to pick up on schemes quickly will make him a perfect fit for their culture.
His experience, versatility and understanding of how to read the floor will set him up for a strong four years of high school basketball in the North Shore Conference. He will join a roster that has won their conference in back to back seasons in dominant fashion. Rodgers is set to be a part of another conference championship run under coach Sean Crider.
I was able to speak with the young star and get a better understanding of how he approaches the game. Here’s what he had to say.
What have you learned in your high school summer league, and how was it different than middle school?
I would have to say the speed of the game is a lot different. And also everyone is alot older and stronger than I am right now
What are you most excited about your freshman season?
Getting to go against some of the top players in the area regardless of grade level
What does your off-season consist of?
Running on the track, Getting lots of shots up, Lifting 4 times a week
Who inspired you to start playing basketball?
My dad and my uncle Jamison
Who is a player that you study and learn from?
Dame & CP3
Who is your favorite player?