#1 Michael Rogers
|HIGH SCHOOL [PREV. SCHOOL]||Redemption [N.Y.] Christian Academy|
Summer of 2009: Played for Jamaica squad that won the gold medal at the 2009 FIBA CBC Championship ... came off the bench for Jamaica in all five games, averaging 3.6 points/game.
2008-09: Saw action in all 31 games for Valpo during his sophomore year, starting on 26 occasions ... finished second on the team in both scoring (9.9 ppg) and rebounding (4.9 rpg) ... reached double figures in scoring 15 times ... registered three double-doubles on the season ... led Crusaders in scoring eight times and in rebounding on five occasions ... kicked off season with career-best 23-point effort in victory over Marian Nov. 15 ... knocked down 11 of his 14 field goal attempts against the Knights, tying for the fourth-most baskets made in a single game by a Horizon League player on the season ... posted first double-double of the year in win Nov. 18 over UCF, scoring ten points and grabbing 11 rebounds ... led Crusaders in the scoring column at the United Center Dec. 20 against #1/1 North Carolina, hitting 6-of-8 shots from the floor for 16 points ... put up a double-double Jan. 10 versus Wright State, posting 12 points and 15 rebounds ... 15 caroms, 11 of which came on the defensive end, was fourth-most in a single game by a league player on the year ... poured in 16 points, including a trio of 3-pointers, at Loyola Jan. 17 ... set new career high with six assists against Green Bay Jan. 24 ... closed season with eight consecutive double-figure scoring efforts ... tallied 12 points and a team-high ten rebounds for a double-double in win against Loyola Feb. 13 ... scored 19 points on 6-of-10 shooting, including three triples, Feb. 15 versus UIC ... led Crusaders wtih 18 points on 6-of-10 shooting Feb. 26 against Cleveland State ... set new career high with four steals to go with 12 points and eight rebounds to close regular season Feb. 28 vs. Youngstown State ... scored 14 second-half points in Crusader comeback effort in Horizon League Championship action Mar. 3 at Wright State.
2007-08: Appeared in 31 contests for the Crusaders as a freshman, earning starts in each of the last nine games of the season ... played in each of the last 27 games of freshman campaign ... named recipient of Valpo’s Homer W. Drew Sr. Memorial Award, presented to the team’s Most Improved Player ... kicked off career with two points and two rebounds in ten minutes of action Nov. 12 against Grace ... scored five points, including first career 3-pointer, in Valpo’s win over Ball State Dec. 1 ... poured in eight points in just six minutes of action at top-ranked North Carolina Dec. 30 ... hit three of his five field goal attempts against the Tar Heels while also pulling down four rebounds ... became key component of Crusaders’ regular rotation late in the season, playing at least 16 minutes in each of the season’s last 11 games averaged 7.0 points and 5.9 rebounds over that stretch ... scored eight points and grabbed six boards in Horizon League win over Youngstown State Feb. 16 ... made most of first career start Feb. 23 versus Miami, scoring ten points and pulling down five rebounds in 29 minutes of action ... grabbed nine rebounds next time out at Milwaukee Feb. 25 ... stepped up in the national spotlight Mar. 1 against Wright State, going for career bests of 21 points and 12 rebounds in 38 minutes in front of an ESPN2 audience ... hit on 8-of-12 shots from the floor in overtime win over the Raiders, including 5-of-8 from behind the arc ... posted ten points and eight rebounds in Horizon League Championship semifinal Mar. 8 against Cleveland State ... connected on five of ten shots from the field for ten points to go with seven rebounds in CBI quarterfinal at Houston Mar. 24 ... traveled to Poland with Athletes in Action squad during summer of 2008.
Prep: A two-year letterwinner for the Lions ... earned team MVP honors for the 2005-06 campaign ... also lettered one season in soccer ... named to Redemption’s honor roll as a senior ... played AAU basketball for CAPS during summer of 2007.
Personal: Michael is the son of Norma Rogers ... major is sports management ... born February 20, 1988.