Sugar signs with Georgetown

Published 9:32 pm Saturday, November 15, 2008

Friday night at King’s Fork High School was mostly about fun as Bulldog Madness tipped off the Bulldog basketball season in front of an enthusiastic crowd of fans of all four KF varsity and junior varsity basketball teams.

Along with the dunk contest, half-court shooting contest and three-point contest, there was some business as both varsity teams scrimmaged.

Then there was one very important piece of business for the best player in the going-on five-year history of the Lady Bulldog basketball program.

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With family, friends and teammates joining her, TaShauna “Sugar” Rodgers made her verbal commitment to Georgetown official by signing her letter of intent to join the Hoyas next season.

When Rodgers committed to Georgetown in August, she did so over scholarship offers from the likes of Florida, Old Dominion, Virginia and Virginia Tech. Her choice of Georgetown came because of the opportunity to play early on during her Georgetown career and the chance to go to school and play fairly close to home.

Rodgers will also be joining a program which seems to be on the rise in the Big East.

Last year’s recruiting class by Georgetown was one of the top-ranked classes in the country and Georgetown’s 15-14 record was its first winning record in the four seasons under head coach Terri Williams-Flournoy and the first winning record since 2002-03. That mark came with seven freshmen on the roster.

Rodgers is one of three players to have signed with Georgetown for 2009-10. On Georgetown’s Web site, in an article announcing the three signings, Rodgers is “highlighting the class.”

Rodgers, a 5’11” point guard, shooting guard, small forward and power forward, who will most likely be a shooting guard at the next level, is the No. 9 ranked player in the nation by and in the top 30 according to ESPN and the Blue Star Report. Georgetown’s ’09 recruiting class also includes 6-foot-5 Sydney Wilson out of Washington, D.C. and 6-foot-3 Vanessa Moore of New Jersey.

Rodgers’ announcement back in August came shortly after being named Outstanding Player at Nike Nationals by ESPN with her AAU team, Boo Williams Elite.

In the last two seasons with King’s Fork, Rodgers has led the Lady Bulldogs to back-to-back Southeastern District championships and has been Player of the Year in the district both seasons. Last year, Rodgers averaged 22.1 points per game and 11 rebounds per game.