Cat-quick point guard who enters the season as a leading candidate to inherit Dan Blankenship’s starting spot at the point ... one of the Patriot League’s most improved players over the last two seasons ... anxious to return to action after sitting out the final 13 games of last season due to personal reasons ... primarily a jayvee player as a freshman, but has worked extremely hard on his game and emerged as an extremely valuable sixth man ... coaches gained confidence in his ballhandling and court leadership skills during an impressive sophomore year ... confidence was growing even further early last season ... has ability to increase scoring numbers if needed ... surprised many with his 3-point shooting ability ... career 44.7% 3-point shooter (38-85) ... made first six treys of his career ... came to Bucknell from solid Germantown Academy program.
2002-03 Appeared in first 16 games of the season ... made one start at Navy (1/18/03) and was first guard off the bench in the other 15 ... averaged 22.6 minutes per outing, most among the reserves ... averaged 5.6 ppg and 2.0 rpg ... shot 83.3% from foul line (25-30) ... enjoyed best game of the season in a win over Cal-Santa Barbara (12/28/02) with 18 points (9-10 FT, 3-6 3FG, 3 asst., 0 TO) ... helped seal the win over UCSB by making 7 of 8 free throws in the final minute ... scored 12 points at Navy (1/18/03) and nine against Niagara (1/4/03) and American (1/11/03).
2001-02 Worked hard to earn significant playing time for the first time in his career and responded with an outstanding sophomore season ... arguably the team’s most improved player ... recipient of “Coaches Award” at season’s end ... appeared in all 29 games, starting five ... averaged 5.2 ppg and 1.7 apg ... became only the third player in school history to shoot 50 percent from 3-point range in a season, making 26 of 52 (.500) ... shot 45.1 percent from the field overall, second best on the team and tops among the guards ... shot a league-best 52.9 percent (18-34) from beyond the arc in conference games ... breakout game came in front of his hometown fans at Villanova (12/1/01), where he logged 12 points (3-4 3FG), four assists, three steals and no turnovers against the Wildcats ... career-high six steals at Navy (1/12/02) was two shy of school single-game record ... had monster 23-point night against Navy (2/6/02) in Davis Gym, making 8 of 9 field-goal attempts, including all four beyond the arc and all three from the free-throw line.
2000-01 Appeared in only five varsity games off the bench for a total of eight minutes ... made 2 of 3 field goals, including his only three-point try, for total of five points ... nailed the trey in win over Drew (11/27/00) and added a two-pointer at Iona (12/2/00) ... collegiate debut came late in Rutgers game (11/21/00) ... added two rebounds and an assist ... also appeared in eight junior varsity games, averaging 10.1 ppg, including 21 against St. Thomas More.
HIGH SCHOOL/PERSONAL Earned three varsity letters in basketball, two in track and one in cross country at Germantown Academy ... averaged 15.2 points, 5.4 rebounds, 6.3 assists and 3.1 steals in 1999-00 ... recipient of Coaches Award ... all-area team selection ... helped lead team to a 26-2 mark his senior year and a conference championship ... member of the Student Council, the Student & Faculty Advisory Committee, and All Cultures Together ... majoring in biology at Bucknell ... cousin, Guy Rodgers, played at Temple and in the NBA ... uncle, Martin Rodgers, earned a varsity letter in basketball at Notre Dame ... son of Gertrude and John Rogers.