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Posted On: 08/31/18 7:00 AM
Joey Rodrick is taking things a day at a time. The talented 6-foot-4, 170-pound wing from Cleveland High School is coming off a good summer campaign where he not only played AAU ball with Nike Team Northwest but also attended some elite camps. His college recruitment has picked up and he’s hopeful some options may emerge during his senior season.
“July went really well,” Rodrick said. “We did pretty well in Las Vegas and we got some good exposure and at a showcase in Garden Grove, a lot of coaches were there. I got to the rim really well and I showed some good playmaking too.”
In addition to AAU ball, Rodrick got a chance to play at some elite camps – notably Point Loma Nazarene in August. It was a trip he felt was well worth it. “Point Loma is a really nice school,” Rodrick said. “It’s right there on the water and the campus is really nice. I haven’t heard back from the coaches about it yet but it would definitely be a good opportunity.”
Since July, Rodrick has been hearing from a whole host of schools. His stellar academic record has a number of schools interested, from D-I schools like Cornell and Seattle University to a whole host of D-II/D-III/NAIA schools such as Pacific Lutheran, Southern Oregon, Hobart (N.Y.), Concordia (Ore.), and Lewis & Clark. Rodrick is planning on making a couple of visits this fall to Southern Oregon and Pacific Lutheran, and he’s been in discussions about Lewis & Clark as well.
“Basically after I do some visits I’ll have a better idea of any of these schools will be offering,” Rodrick said. “But I’m definitely going to play out my senior season. We’re confident we can do well in the PIL and we definitely have some good pieces.”