There are a select few athletes who are named All-Americans every year. Boyd Bronco Christian Rogers is now rubbing shoulders with the elite.
After an impressive season with the Broncos on the hardwood, Rogers was recently named a NACA All-American. The junior big man was dominant all season, averaging 25.6 points and 12.8 rebounds. According to MaxPreps, Rogers led the state in both categories.
Rogers was presented the award at school, getting blindsided by his coaches. Rogers accepted it with pride, knowing it reflected all the hard work he and his fellow Broncos had put in this winter.
“I was surprised at first because I didn’t expect anything like this. I hadn’t even thought of it,” said Rogers. “It’s a great honor. I’m proud of myself and the team this year.”
Coach Chris Perry was delighted to hear Rogers had earned such a prestigious honor. Midway through the season, Boyd’s roster dropped down to just five players, leaving some to wonder how well the Broncos would fare on the court. Perry knew his guys would be OK – Rogers was strong enough to carry the team most nights.
“It meant a great deal to me. This wasn’t a division-specific award – he got this along with, and in competition with, some D1 level athletes,” said Perry. “He is very deserving. He’s a special young man and player.”
The latest honor was part of a season where Rogers had plenty of individual milestones. He was named to the NACA all-tournament team at the end of the season and he also recorded his 1,000th point in a rivalry game against Covenant.
Rogers has a chance to become a 2,000-point scorer at Boyd. He has 1,350 points after his monster season this year, where he bumped his averages to 30.4 points and 13.1 rebounds in the last 11 games after reaching the 1,000-point plateau.
Rogers scored in double figures in 28 of Boyd’s 29 games while also grabbing double-digit rebounds in 22 contests. He had double-doubles in 21 games, along with two 20-20 games. Rogers biggest performance came against United Christian, where Rogers scored a career-high 40 points and grabbed a career-best 24 rebounds. He followed it up with a 40-point performance on the road against CCS.
While Rogers showed plenty of skills this season, including stretching his range out to the 3-point line, he’s not satisfied with where his game is at right now. He’s going to spend the offseason working hard, hoping to hit a new level of greatness next season.
“There’s still room to improve for me individually and (for us) as a team. I’m going to work on my own and we’re going to work as a team to get better for next year,” said Rogers.
If Rogers can be better next season, then the NACA can start making another plaque.