ORU Signs Maryland's Beloved Rogers

    
May 28th, 2008
TULSA -- Beloved Rogers (Baltimore, Md.) has signed a National Letter-of-Intent to play basketball at Oral Roberts University beginning next fall, ORU head coach Scott Sutton announced Wednesday.

Rogers, a 6-3, 200-pound guard, comes to ORU from Princeton Day Academy in Lanham, Md., a Washington, D.C. suburb. One of the top seniors in Maryland, Rogers led the state in scoring at 27.8-points per game, and was also the state leader in 3-pointers per game (3.5) and steals per game (3.6).

"This is a great pick up for us, especially this late in the spring," said Sutton. "Beloved has the size, strength and skills to be an impact player. I love his intangibles. You can'?t teach speed, quickness and athleticism. He has chance to eventually be a great player for us."

Roger's standout senior season was highlighted by five tournament championships and five tourney MVP honors, including top player awards at the South Shore Thanksgiving Shootout in Brooklyn, N.Y., the Western Hills Holiday Classic in Cincinnati, Ohio and the Crossin Memorial Holiday Classic in Plymouth, Pa.

The team captain also posted 13 games with 30 or more points, 6 games with 30-plus points in the second half, two 40 point games and a post-season masterpiece win where he nailed 10 three-pointers and scored 46 points at Friendship Edison HS in Washington, D.C.

Princeton Day's first-year basketball program finished as the 4th-ranked Christian School in America (National Christian School Athletic Association). The National Association of Christian Athletes ranked the Storm No. 8 among Christian school teams in America. And Hoopsusa.com tabbed the Princeton Day squad as the 35th-best squad amongst all Private School teams in the country.

Also an excellent student, Rogers nears graduation with a 3.7 grade-point average while taking mostly honors courses his senior year.