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.