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Endyia Rogers, USC transfer, commits to the Oregon Ducks

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After losing four rotation players to the transfer portal, the Oregon women's basketball program has begun to reload using the portal itself.

Sunday, former USC guard Endyia Rogers announced she will join the Ducks.

Earlier this month,she posted photos of her in Ducks threads.  

Rogers was deciding between the Arizona Wildcats and Oregon Ducks for her next destination.

As a sophomore last season, the 5'7" guard averaged 14.8 points (40.2%, 32.1%, 84.6%) 4.3 assists and 4.4 rebounds per game in 23 starts.

During her true freshman season, she started in all 31 games and averaged 13.1 points (35.8%, 29.9%, 82%), 2.9 assists and 4.2 rebounds per game. 

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With the Ducks lacking playmaking off-the-dribble when Te-Hina Paopao is off the floor, Rogers will help jumpstart the Ducks offense in minutes she sits and help create plays attacking the defense on the backside alongside Paopao.

Rogers entered the transfer portal after USC head coach Mark Trakh retired earlier this offseason. 

Arizona head coach Adia Barnes, fresh off a contract extension, hinted in a press conference this month she feels close to getting Rogers to commit. 

“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.”

 

The Wildcats also hired former USC assistant Erin Grant.

Arizona already lured Taylor Chavez away from Eugene this offseason, but could not ger Rogers.

Rogers is the fifth player to transfer to the Ducks program this offseason, joining Georgia State forward Taylor HosendoveNew Mexico guard Ahlise HurstNJCAA All-American Chanaya Pinto, and Missouri forward Shannon Dufficy.