LORMAN, Miss. – The Alcorn State University men’s basketball program added more depth and athleticism to its 2017-18 team with the signing of Troymain Crosby and Rolando Rodgers, head coach Montez Robinson announced.
Crosby and Rodgers both signed National Letters of Intent.
Crosby is a 6’4, 180 pound combo guard. He will join the Alcorn program as a true freshman after playing four years at Laurel High School in Laurel, Mississippi. Crosby averaged 17.8 points per game last season and shot over 80 percent from the free throw line.
“I’m very excited to have Troymain Crosby. He brings a lot of versatility to our program and can play the one, two or three guard positions,” Robinson said. “He’s a great academic student and will definitely be a fan favorite since he’s born and raised from right here in Mississippi.”
Crosby helped Laurel HS become state champions last season. He was named an All-Star MVP while maintaining a perfect 4.0 GPA.
Rodgers is a 6-9, 215 pound power forward from the British Virgin Islands. He will come to Alcorn as a freshman after playing a year of prep school at TaylorMade Academy where he averaged 18 points, 10 rebounds and 1.3 blocks per game.
“Rolando Rodgers is a real athletic big-man that will bring us some size in the front court for the next four years,” Robinson said. “He has a high ceiling of talent and I really look forward to getting him here and developing his game.”
Rodgers played high school ball at Collegiate Prep Academy in Denver, Colorado. He was rated as a three-star recruit by ESPN.
ESPN’s scouting report said, “Rodgers is a well-built 5-man with long arms, soft hands, a good motor. He is a good rebounder in his area and can finish above the rim. His blue-collar demeanor impacts the game at both ends. He carves out space while rebounding at both ends.”