Posted On: 12/1/18 12:53 AM

Rogers delivered a statement win in their home opener on Friday night, knocking off Toledo St. John’s 47-38.

The game was choppy, clunky, kind of poorly played, the first game of the season — whatever you want to call it. But, Rogers prevailed behind junior tandem DaSean Nelson and Ketaan Wyatt, who showed poise as they came up with enough clutch plays down the stretch to ice it.

Namely, Nelson’s offensive rebound on a missed free throw with under a minute left leading by just three was crucial. As for Wyatt, his varsity experience showed itself with ball control under pressure in the fourth, showing a mature understanding of time and score.

The Titans crawled their way to 38 points and had difficulty creating separation all night. Besides unsigned 6-foot senior guard Payton Moyer, who had a game-high 16 points, SJJ couldn’t consistently find high-percentage field goal attempts.

There were several standout performers from the game, both aforementioned and otherwise, so let’s jump right into it:

Nate Houston (2022), 5’11” G, Rogers

Houston premiered on the website in Monday's posting of the 2022 Watch List,

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