Name: Jayden Rodgers
School: Anna High School
Sport: Basketball and baseball
College plans: Major in kinesiology
Superstitions, rituals or traditions before or after competing: Listen to Lil Uzi Vert.
Song or music that prepares you for competition: “New Pateak”
Favorite subject/class: History
Favorite teacher and why: Ms. Olivarez. She pushed me to become a better student.
Favorite coach and why: Kyle Phifer. Hardworking and had great values and taught me so much and showed me what it took to succeed in anything in life.
Best teammate and why: Jaedin Victorian. It was a love and hate relationship but he was always there for me and always got me when we had 5 a.m. basketball practice.
Best high school sports memory: Going to playoffs in my senior year for basketball.
Best high school non-sports memory: Going to Six Flags with my friend, Major.
What you love about your sport: The competition.
Favorite sports movie and why: “He Got Game”
Describe your school’s Class of 2020: Fun group of people.
Biggest lesson learned: Always listen first.
Biggest influence in your life: Lance Thornton was the father figure I didn’t really have in life.
Athlete you look up to: LeBron James
Reaction to the season being canceled: It hurt a lot. I really wanted to show everybody that I could actually do it and instead of being nothing.
Message to your teammates: I love y’all and always thrive to do your best no matter the situation.
Message to your freshman self: You could’ve work harder.
Thing you won’t miss at all: Practice.
Thing you will miss the most: The brotherhood.