MCI Guard Makes Pick

New England Recruiting Report | Thursday, March 31st, 2011

MCI Guard Makes Pick

With the thrill of Maine Central Institute's Cinderella type run to the NEPSAC Class AAA crown just a few weeks in the past, Adrian Rodgers is still reaping the rewards. 

Rodgers, who was one of the team's most important players down the stretch of the season, committed to South Carolina Upstate earlier this week amid a flury of recent division I interest. 

Located in Spartanburg, USC Upstate is a member of the Atlantic Sun Conference that is looking to rebuild after only winning five games this season. 

Rodgers, who becomes the second member of their 2011 recruiting class, is no stranger to the area having come to MCI from Centennial High School in Georgia and playing his AAU ball in North Carolina with the Charlotte Royals. 

A six-foot-four two-hundred-pound guard who can see minutes at any of the three perimeter positions, Rodgers plays with a poise and veteran savvy that is far beyond his years.  A capable scorer and distributor who uses his size and strength to overpower opposing defenders en route to the rim and also has a throwback mid-range game, Rodgers was crucial to MCI's championship run this year and promises to be equally important to USC Upstate as they look to work their way up the Atlantic Sun standings next year.