“I’m also proud for Lisa. She’s such a hard-working coach. She’s someone who works really hard to beat you, and I can’t think of anyone who’s more deserving to coach in this.”
Rogers is Austin’s second player in past three years to be chosen as a North AllStar. The last Spring Garden player selected was Tykeah Rogers in 2015, Tiyonna Rogers’ sister.
Tykeah Rogers, now at Faulkner, finished with five points and grabbed seven rebounds to help the North rally from a 12-point second- half deficit and claim a 60-56 victory over the South in July of 2015.
“My sister got to play in it and she said it was real fun,” Tiyonna Rogers said. “I’m going to talk with her about what to expect. “Coach Rat ( Austin) was like ‘You’ve got to step it up’, and that’s what I’ve been trying to do. I’m working hard. I’m playing against the guys to try and make me better and get ready.