STM’s Rodl earns scholarship
St. Thomas More forward Elias Rodl committed to Saint Anselm, a Division Two school in New Hampshire earlier this month.
Rodl is a Berlin, Germany native and son of ALBA Berlin legend Henrik Rodl. He came up through the ALBA Berlin youth system and took part in the prestigious Adidas Next Generation Tournament in 2019. During this event, he faced off against 2021 NBA draft picks Usman Garuba and Georgios Kalaitzakis.
Rodl came to the New England for his only season this past fall. He was a key part of the rotation for a 25 win team that was the six seed in the NEPSAC Class AAA Tournament.
“Elias is another in a long line of St. Thomas More players who will be making the transition to St. A’s to play for a great coach in Keith Dickson,” said STM head coach Jere Quinn. "He’s cerebral, competitive, and a great team player who likes to be coached.”
“He’s 6’6, long, able to guard a few positions, and plays with a European style and understanding of space that aligns wonderfully with Coach Dickson’s style. We are expecting and are excited for a great career from Elias.”
“Elias is a phenomenal kid who comes from a rich basketball background and prides himself onbeing a student of the game,” said STM associate head coach Milo Luciano. “He was one of our league’s better shooters, with an incredibly quick trigger and ability to really stretch the floor out.”
“He has a great sense of depth arond the rim and a soft touch with either hand. We’re thrilled to see his hard work pay off and excited to follow his success at the next level at a wonderful place like St. A’s.”
Rodl is the the 12th member of STM’s 2022 class who has made their decision on where they will play college basketball next year, including the seventh to accept a full scholarship.