UMBC’s 5-foot-2 guard Rogers enters portal

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  • Jeff BorzelloESPN Workers Author


    • Basketball recruiting insider.
    • Joined ESPN in 2014.
    • Graduate of University of Delaware.

UMBC guard Darnell Rogers, believed to be the shortest scholarship participant in Division I basketball history, has entered the transfer portal, he told ESPN on Monday.

Rogers, who’s 5-foot-2, started all 20 video games for UMBC this past season. He performed seven video games final season sooner than suffering a hamstring pain and then combating leg, abductor and groin injuries. Rogers within the raze took a medical redshirt season, leaving him with doubtlessly two years final at his subsequent college due to the the NCAA granting every cold climate sport student-athlete an additional year of eligibility.

He started his profession at Florida Gulf Soar sooner than spending a season at Recent Mexico Junior College and then transferring to UMBC.

This past season, Rogers averaged 9.8 sides and shot 40% from 3-point vary, serving to lead the Retrievers to a fragment of the America East well-liked-season title. They contain been upset by UMass Lowell within the semifinals of the conference match on Saturday.

“I’ve performed with everyone, performed in opposition to everyone,” Rogers told ESPN final season. “I always felt like I performed better than my matchup. I’ve performed in opposition to 6-5 guards, smaller guards. I’ve correct always been in a role to retain my luxuriate in. I never obtained bullied or the rest. No person blocks my shot when I shoot; I will lift out at the rim at my measurement. … I belong, and I will play.”

Rogers is able to withdraw his name from the transfer portal if he decides to attain again to UMBC.

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