Posted On: 12/19/18 12:47 PM
One of the best attributes a basketball player can have is height and coordination. At 6’7″ Century’s Max Rogers (2019) definitely has the height. Rogers (2019) is also very athletic, can handle the ball, and has the ability to score from anywhere on the court. When Century played cross town rival, Pocatello, on Dec. 7th, Rogers (2019) athleticism was on full display. As time was running out in the third qt Deshun Harwell (2019) shot a running 3-pointer that bounced off the rim. Rogers (2019) was able to elevate above the rim and tip it in just before the buzzer sounded. This provided Century with the spark they needed to come away with the victory at Pocatello.
Rogers (2019) also has very good footwork and a good outside shot for a player his size. When Burley came to Century on Dec. 11, Rogers (2019) started off the scoring for Century by hitting a 3-pointer. Later in that same game Rogers (2019) with the ball on the wing, made a move toward the foul line and then spun back to the base line for a layup showing just how good his footwork is.
Rogers (2019) high school career started slow, “My career in High School started very roughly because we did not win very much my Freshman and Sophomore years. We only won a combined 6 games both years. We have greatly improved with a new coaching staff the past two years. I played JV my freshman year and a little varsity in the district playoffs. I was full time varsity sophomore year on.” This year Century is off to a 6-2 start and looking very good.
Rogers (2019) favorite basketball memory is from last year, “We beat Blackfoot in triple overtime in districts and then went and beat Sky View and Idaho Falls (all away games, & loser out games) and then going to State.” Rogers (2019) says the thing he likes most about playing basketball is being part of a team and the chemistry you can create with your teammates. “It is a lot of fun to play with people that you know and have grown to respect.”
Rogers (2019) is continually working on improving his game. “I am currently trying to improve on attacking the basket and on being physical in the low post. I am working with the coaching staff at Century to try to attain these goals.” Rogers (2019) also has a goal to break the record for career blocked shots for Century. “The current record is like 96 blocks and I plan on beating it this year.”
Max Rogers (2019) and Century are going to be fun to watch as the season progresses.