Utah State has shown interest in a talented 6-foot-8 wing from Arizona named Stephen Rogers. That’s been known for a little while.
Now we know Rogers is definitely considering Utah State.
“I am interested in Utah State for sure,” Rogers told the Deseret News on Tuesday. “I will actually be in Logan this upcoming weekend for my first official visit.”
Rogers played as a redshirt freshman at Mesa Community College after spending a year at Arizona State. A returned LDS missionary, Rogers will have three years of eligibility remaining.
At Mesa, Rogers was named the Arizona Community College Athletic Conference player of the year. He was the only ACCAC player finishing the season in the top 30 in five statistical categories, and was top 10 in three. He finished the year second in scoring (21.3 ppg), fourth in free-throw percentage (81 percent), and fifth in 3-point shooting (42.7 percent) making 85 of 199 attempts. He also grabbed 5.3 rebounds and shot 49.9 percent over all from the floor.
Utah State, however, isn’t the only school interested in the 6-8, 195-pound shooter.
“I have also spoke with coach Boylan at University of Utah who has expressed interest which is also an option I am excited about,” Rogers said. “I have two visits that are concerete, Utah State and Wichita State. I plan on using all five visits before making any final decisions.”
The Wichita State visit may sound a little out of the norm, but shouldn’t be too shocking considering the Shockers have Graham Hatch, another Mesa product and LDS missionary, already on the roster.
Rogers also said he has had discussions with New Mexico, UC Santa Barbara and Colorado.