Rogers Nearing Decision?

Benton's LuLu Perry recently committed to Louisiana Tech. Another top Shreveport area standout, Morgan Rogers of Loyola, has been getting plenty of attention of her own.

Morgan Rogers, a 6'3" center from Loyola, had 27 rebounds in a game last season against Green Oaks.

"Very seldom do we play a team, and we play everybody from 5A, 4A on down, that has the size to matchup," said Southwood Head Coach Kyle Tanner. "She is a true post player. She has the height and the size to be a strength inside."

With so many good teams (like Southwood) and good players (like Perry) in the area; good competition has not been hard to find for Tanner. "There are a lot of good teams in this area," he said. "There is very good coaching and a lot of good competition."

Even with the level of play at such a high level, it is still a rare occassion to find a post player that can match up with Rogers. "She's always the most dominant post player on the floor," admitted Tanner.

"Morgan was averaging around 12 points per game before we ran into some injuries," Tanner added about his star player. "She upped that to 18 to 20 points per game when we were short handed. She did a good job of playing to the team's needs."

Loyola made it to the Class 3A Semi-finals last season. Rogers was named to the Class 3A All-State second team. Coach Tanner's team opens the 2011-2012 season in Natchitoches in the City of Lights Tournament held each year around Thanksgiving.

College scouts will be easy to spot at Loyola's games this year. "I know Louisiana Tech, Memphis, and Tulane have been in contact," said Coach Tanner. "She's looking at the positives of signing early or waiting."

Rogers attended a Louisiana Tech football game last fall and paid a visit to the Lady Techsters staff. Louisiana Tech Head Coach Teresa Weatherspoon is looking to recruit Shreveport in a big way. Perry's commitment is a big step in the right direction and Rogers is another big target for Weatherspoon.

With the early signing period right around the corner, Rogers will likely see the attention that she has received pick up even more.

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