By Kaylee M. King
DONALDSON, IN – Marian High School senior, Jair Rodgers, recently signed his National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Letter of Intent to play basketball at Ancilla College.
Rodgers, a 5’10” point guard for Marian, is a two year varsity letter recipient. He was named NIC MVP, NIC First Team, and All-State Honorable Mention. He was a part of the Sectional Championship team and was named to the IBCA Top 60.
“I chose Ancilla because it is close to home and it will give me two years to improve on my basketball skills at the college level,” remarked Rodgers.
“We are very happy to welcome Jair into our basketball family,” commented Aaron Butcher, head coach for Ancilla. “He is a quick guard who can really score, but also gets his teammates involved. He also plays with a great amount of poise. Wining MVP of the prestigious NIC speaks to the type of player he his is now. He has a very high ceiling and we can’t wait to get to work with him.”
Jair is the son of Lakisha Rodgers and Vernon Ward. While attending Ancilla, Jair plans to study Sports Management.