Endyia Rogers is one of the top transfers on the market but don’t expect her to announce a commitment anytime soon.
The USC transfer, who is choosing between Arizona and Oregon, visited Oregon this past weekend and plans to visit the UA on June 22 and may not make a decision until July, she told DuckTerritory’s Erik Skopil.
Rogers told Skopil that both schools are “even” right now. The 5-foot-7 sophomore 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 has said she would like to add another point guard even though landing Rogers would bring UA’s scholarship total to 16 players, more than Barnes typically likes to carry.
“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 in May. “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.”
While Rogers had good things to say about Barnes and Oregon coach Kelly Graves, the Eugene weather could be Arizona’s biggest advantage in Rogers’ recruitment.
“When we landed the last time, I was confused. I was like I don’t think I could stay there,” Rogers told Skopil. “It was like rainy and really gloomy out there. I was like what the heck?”
Arizona also has an advantage of having Erin Grant, a former USC assistant who, like Rogers, is from Texas.
Right now, Arizona’s scholarship situation looks like this. (Note that Sam Thomas does not count towards it because she is a returning senior.)
- Cate Reese
- Helena Pueyo
- Bendu Yeaney
- Shaina Pellington
- Lauren Ware
- Semaj Smith
- Madi Conner
- Aaronette Vonleh
- Gisela Sanchez
- Anna Gret Asi
- Derin Erdogan
- Koi Love (Vanderbilt transfer)
- Taylor Chavez (Oregon transfer)
- Ariyah Copeland (Alabama transfer)