FAIRMONT — Throughout his senior season, and really the majority of his four-year career with the Bees, East Fairmont forward Trey Rogers’ game has never exactly oozed fanciness and flash.
Instead, Rogers has carved out a breakthrough senior campaign by working the margins, adhering to the game’s fundamentals, and simply bringing effort and hustle every night.
There will always be a place on any team for a player who plays the game and executes the little things the way Rogers does.
He communicates and rotates defensively with the athleticism to excel in East’s full-court pressure and toughness to hold his own in the half-court. He spaces the floor on offense as a reliable outside shooter at the forward spot and he’s a menace attacking closeouts or fitting into a drive-and-kick offense. And Rogers is good to burn a defense a few times a game with savvy cuts to the rim and crahes to the offenivse glass.
In total, he’s an ideal player for coach Tyrone Asterino’s whirring, motion offense.
Rogers’ value was on display in East Fairmont’s Big 10 Conference matchup with Philip Barbour, where he guided the Bees to a 75-50 win by dabbling in a bit of everything.
Rogers led the Bees with 22 points and buried a trio of 3s. He also yanked down six rebounds, dished four assists and swiped three steals.
With the win over the Colts and a tough road loss to Oak Glen on Saturday, the Bees are 7-8 on the season heading into tonight’s road matchup at Braxton County.
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