USC women’s basketball transfer Endyia Rogers will pick between Oregon and Arizona, she announced Monday on social media.
The sophomore will be a big boost to either team. Rogers earned All-Pac-12 honors this season after leading USC in points (14.4), rebounds (4.4) and assists (4.3) per game. She shot 40 percent from the field and 32 percent from 3.
Arizona head coach Adia Barnes hinted at the possibility of adding a player like Rogers in a press conference earlier this month.
“There’s a really good point guard out there that’s available and it’s someone I’m pursuing very heavily, I think we have a really really good relationship with, so I’m really gonna try really hard to get her,” she said. “I think she’d be incredible in our system and I’m pursuing her as best as I can.”
Point guard is an area of need for Arizona after losing All-American Aari McDonald to the WNBA Draft.
“I think one more point guard would be great because Taylor (Chavez) can play the 1, 2 or 3, Anna Gret (Asi) could play a little bit at the 1, but doesn’t really want to,” Barnes said. “Great teams have three options for point guards. In our system, two point guards can play together. So Taylor can play with the new person or Taylor and Shaina (Pellington) can play together.”
Arizona hired former USC assistant Erin Grant to its staff this offseason, which may help lure Rogers to the desert. Both are from Texas.
Rogers announced her decision to transfer after USC coach Mark Trakh announced his retirement.