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Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Elijah Rogers - 5'9 PG - Brookline HS

Class of 2014
Hometown: Brookline, MA

August 2011 - From Powerade Player Landings..."Elijah Rogers - This kid definitely wins the Cannonball Award for making this weekend's Biggest Splash.  Running with Expressions, EJ was terrific all weekend.  His style of play reminds of a Brevin Knight/Raymond Felton combination.  He has special burst and possesses a rare combination of quickness, strength, athleticism & body-control.  He has really developed an understanding of the game, possessing the speed and ability to get into the lane at will, but  the understanding not to force his offense.  Instead, he lets his offense come to him and otherwise looks to create for his teammates.  Rogers also has a nice shooting-stroke and can get hot from deep, as he showed this afternoon in the Final by going 4/5 from three-point range in the 1st half.  Defensively, EJ defends his position at a high level and digs out steals in bunches.  The type of player who gets better as his teammates get better, Rogers is a player who has the potential to play at a very high level a little ways down the road.  To get there, he will continue to develop his understanding of the game and he will work on getting his handle tighter and getting his jump shot more consistent."
July 2011 - Rogers is young point guard known for his speed with the basketball.  He plays an up-tempo game and relentlessly pushes the ball down the throat of the defense.  He'll look to finish at the basket or create.  Rogers also knocks down the three-ball and can really get hot from behind the arc.  Defensively, he can really be a menace to opposing ball-handlers and uses his quick hands to dig out steals.

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