SDS Recruiting Basketball: Interview 2013 PG Marc Rodgers

Marc Rodgers

I had the opportunity to conduct an interview with a top point guard from the class of 2013 Marc Rodgers. (Marc Rodgers St. Bernard High and Compton Magic Black – 2013) I created a list of 16 questions that I believe our audience would find interesting about the life of a young basketball recruit. These are the questions that I asked Marc, followed with his answers.

Interview with Point Guard Marc Rodgers Class of 2013.

Question: Which schools have expressed the most interest in you?

Marc Rodgres:– San Diego State, Pepperdine, Cal Poly, Miami U, LMU, Missouri, Long Beach State, and ASU.

Question: Which universities do you express interest in?

Marc Rodgres: I have interest in every school that I have touched base with. They all have special differences and I respect them all equally

Question: Which universities have offered you?

Marc Rodgres: None as of right now. But a few schools I know of certain will probably offer within then next week

Question: Do you have a top 5?

Marc Rodgres:I don’t have a top 5. I love them all

Question: Do you have a dream university?

Marc Rodgres: I grew up a North Carolina die-hard fan. I still am. It’s tough to be a fan of a school now because they may end up being your competition soon.

Question: Where do you see yourself in 5 to 10 years?

Marc Rodgres: I see myself being successful. Whether it is the NBA, over seas, coaching, or a business man. I just see myself successful.

Question: July is a major month for Basketball Recruiting, do you have and camps or visits lined up?

Marc Rodgres: I have already visited Pepperdine, Cal Poly, and played at both of their elite camps. I know I will be at the All West Camp. And will visit LMU sometime in July more than likely

Question: What for you look for in a University?

Marc: I look for a school with a great academic system that could set me up for life after basketball. A school with a great environment on campus, a great coaching staff who can help me get even better, and team full of players who are willing to do whatever it takes to be winners.

Question: Does the fan base of the university make an impact on your recruitment?

Marc: Having a great fan base definitely has somewhat of an impact on my decision. Who doesn’t want to play in front of a crowd roaring down on the other team. It’s like having a 6th player on the floor. It’s not a huge factor, but it. Would be Great playing for a school who loves their men’s basketball program.

Question: Based on national media and fan bases, do you care about what conference you play in?

Marc: What conference I play in really does not mean much to me. Most teams play a heavy non conference schedule anyways, and nobody who has a division 1 basketball scholarship is A bad basketball player so competition is everywhere. Whether it be in the big east, big west, PAC 12, or big 10. I just want to do whatever it takes to lead my team to the NCAA tournament and make magic.

Question: What do you consider to be your best attribute?

Marc: My best attribute would have to be my leadership. I’ve always been a leader since I was a kid. Whether it was playing shortstop in baseball, playing quarter back in football, and playing guard as a young kid. I was always the director in everything I did. I know how to pick guys up depending on their personalities. So i would have to say leadership is my best quality.

Question: What would you say your work ethic is like?

Marc: Personally, I would have to say my work ethic is extremely high. I’m not the type to talk about how hard I work because i feel people who know should be able to speak up on that. My job is to work hard, their job is to vouch for me. I don’t work hard to please others, i just work hard because I know it’s the only thing that can make you the best, and if I’m not working hard, I can guarantee someone else is.

Question: What would you consider to be your strength?

Marc: My strength would have to be my versatility. I can pass, I can shoot. I can play defense. I can rebound very well for a guard. I have had games where I have had 17 assist in a game, and I have had games where I have had 26 points. So whatever i feel will disrupt the other teams flow and my team in the best position to win I will do.

Question: What would you consider to be your weakness?

Marc: I wouldn’t say exactly one weakness I have. I think I am far from perfect and until have an NCAA championship ring, and an NBA MVP trophy, I have to work on everything. Everyone has their decencies, I just do my best to fix them all.

Question: During the off-season, what areas of your game do you work on most?

Marc: During the off season I work on anything and everything you could think off. Ball handling, strength, shooting, quickness, my vertical, my vision, my sense of feel on the court, and my conditioning. I feel I have everything to work on, so I never just rest on anything. I commit myself to every aspect

Question: Name a college or NBA athlete that people compare you to. What college or NBA athlete do you idolize and how do their skill sets match yours?

Marc: The college basketball I always here myself compared to is Kendall Marshall because I always have double-digit assist, and I love getting the ball ahead with a beautiful outlet pass and letting my guys make plays. NBA players I’ve heard Chris Paul, and I’ve heard Tony Parker. I never argue any of these comparisons because even though I feel like I have a Long way to get to these guys I do see little plays the make I make myself. Chris Paul’s pick and roll game is ridiculous. He’s a defensive specialist, can knock down the long ball, a hell of a leader, and plays with somewhat of a chip on his shoulder. I am kind of the same way because being a 6’2 guard going amongst these 7 feet bigs. You have to impose your will and fear on them at all times. I’ve heard all kinds of comparisons and am honored by them all.

About DavidSDSU (1259 Articles)
I graduated from San Diego State University with a degree in Journalism with an emphasis in Media Studies. I am also the Founder and CEO of San Diego Sports Domination. I am an award winning blogger and have been covering San Diego State Athletics and San Diego Sports for the past 10 years. I have written many guest articles and have appeared in many podcasts. I am also the team photographer for the San Diego Silverbacks, San Diego Surf (WPSL) and San Diego Strike Force. At my day job, I am a Live Coverage and Studio Coordinator at STN Digital a Digital Marketing Agency that works in the Sports & Entertainment Industry. We work with the biggest sports & entertainment companies in the world.

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