Rogers also is tied for the lead in rebounds per game at 9.6. To this point, he is less than half a rebound per game away from averaging a double-double for the Vikings.
Rogers is currently in the midst of his first full varsity basketball season. He received playing time last year when Triton’s center missed time with a broken hand.
While very inexperienced at the varsity level, Clay knew immediately that Rogers had special talent when he filled the void seamlessly. Rogers is the only junior on the Vikings with varsity experience, but with the growth Triton has seen already from its team this year, it’s often difficult not to think about what might be on the horizon next season.
“It’s hard not to look forward to next year, but I have tried to stay focused on this year and make this team as special as possible,” Rogers said. “I think we are in a good spot now and doing a lot of learning and getting better as we go.”
Rogers and the Vikings sit at 3-3 after beginning the season 0-2 and will travel to Lynnfield tonight.
“I speak very highly of him because he’s one of those guys that you wish you had 15 of on your team,” Clay said.
“But I’m lucky. I do have 15 of him. All of our guys are great and work very hard.”