"He's first of all a great kid," Rizzo said. "Second, he's very athletic. He's an aggressive rebounder and he can hit the 17-fotot jumper."
Rogers is in his second year with the Westchester Hawks. Rizzo has noticed how diversified Rogers' individual game is coming too. "If he continues to work hard and improve his game he could end up being a three, a small forward on the next level," Rizzo said.
The next level for Rogers is division one college basketball. He will play in a very tough league and for a very basketball rich, tradition wise, college program in St. Joe's.
"It's a great fit for A.J.," Rizzo said. "St. Joe's is a great program with a great coach. He will do well there. He should fit in nicely with the program."
Rizzo is hoping that Rogers gives him enough strength inside and rebounds to contend seriously for some AAU tournament titles.
"He comes from a winning high school program like all the kids on our roster," Rizzo said. "He used to winning like all the kids. So we don't expect anything different when we go out on the court every time."