Posted On: 09/5/18 12:55 PM

Suncoast has a natural born leader at point guard in Sam Rolle.

The 2020 guard is as gritty as they come, can extend plays with his high IQ passing and he runs the floor well.

At 5’10”, 153 lbs., Rolle enters his junior campaign with no offers or interest just yet. He was a key part of a Chargers group that went 17-8, losing in the Class 6A region semifinal to Stranahan, 67-63.

“My sophomore season was decent. I performed well in most games doing what it takes to get wins. At times in the season, our team went down but we regrouped ended the regular season well,” Rolle told Prep Hoops. “In practice before our last regular season game against Dwyer, I broke a finger on my shooting hand and was supposed to be out for the remainder the season. I wanted to help my team and was a key piece so I played through it.”

Over the summer, he played for Team Breakdown.

“It was one of the best experiences I ever had playing basketball. It was the best atmosphere with high competition every game and coaches watching. Coach Rich and Jermaine coached me and taught me a lot throughout the season,” Rolle said. “For my first year on a circuit team, I feel like I performed well throughout the live sessions. I look forward to next season to play on the circuit once again.”

In terms of his biggest strengths, Rolle alluded to his ability to attack defenses, shoot from outside and get his teammates involved with his passing and vision. He says he’s been working on perfecting his mid-range jumper and his all-around game on both ends of the floor.

I saw Rolle a good amount this summer with both Suncoast in team camps and with Team Breakdown. He is poised at most times. With his high school, his comfort level is all the way there while his work Team Breakdown 16U had some very bright moments as well. Rolle is in for a nice junior season if he can up the ante as a scorer and slasher.


Photo credit: PBC Hoops