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Posted On: 12/7/18 5:57 PM
Playing alongside his older brother Nate, a 2019 guard, Nick Rodriguez is a freshman to keep an eye on.
The 5’9″, 160-pounder has a burst about him that allows him to break free more often than not. Through five games for Legacy Charter, he’s averaging 9.8 PPG, which includes a 15 point performance against DME.
Rodriguez says his 8th grade year went well.
“My improvements on the court were getting in the lane and my ball handling under pressure. Also, getting my teammates involved and being more vocal,” Rodriguez said. “What I am most excited about this season is having a chance at winning a state championship for our conference and being an underclassman but also being a leader on the court.”
The 2022 prospect played for TTP Elite this summer, his first year with the team.
“They are a new team out of Orlando and we finished as the 8th team in the nation,” he said. “It went very well and I played against very good competition.”
No offers or interest have come yet for the freshman guard.
Rodriguez pointed to his ability to get into the lane, finish around a defender, handle the ball and use his court vision as his biggest strengths.
To prepare for this season, he trained with his head coach Caio Santos, starting days at 5:30 a.m., preparing a workout plan, weights and basketball and film sessions. He’s been training with Santos since age 9.
This is a kid to watch for the coming years. Santos always gets the best out of his players and for Rodriguez to have this opportunity to showcase his game at this juncture will do him wonders.