Basketball star jumping from Sardis to the Spartans

Sardis secondary school hoops standout Eric Rogers will join the Trinity Western University men's team this fall.

A Chilliwack native is included in the latest recruiting class for the Trinity Western University men’s basketball team, one that TWU bench boss Scott Allen calls his best ever.

Sardis secondary school standout Eric Rogers will join the Spartans this fall. The six-foot-four and 195-pound wing player brings a skill set that Allen feels will be a good fit within his system.

“Eric had a great high school career and he’s really working on his game,” Allen said. “He’s a relentlessly hard worker and he’s a great finisher around the rim.”

Rogers graduated from Sardis after a Grade 12 season in which he averaged 25 points, 14 rebounds and six assists per game.

He was part of the ‘Big Three’ along with Hayden Lejeune and Cam Servatius, both of whom have also committed to post-secondary schools.

Rogers helped his Falcons to a 34-9 overall record and a fourth place finish at the 4A provincial championship. He was named a first-team all-star at both the provincial and Fraser Valley championships.

Rogers played on Basketball BC’s U-16 team in 2012 alongside fellow Spartan recruit Kosia Cauw, and played on a BC Selects teams that took on Findlay Prep this year at the 2013 Tsumura Basketball Invitational.

Off the court, he was chosen to attend this year’s Rotary Youth Leadership Award Camp.

“I think TWU is a good school for me both academically and athletically,” said Rogers, who plans to study sciences. “I’m excited to join the team and take my game to the next level.”

“This is our best recruiting class ever,” Allen added. “It’s full of diversity and there’s lots of talent coming in. We have some kids with really high GPAs and, overall, it’s just a quality group of people.”

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