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Kaitlyn Rodgers Inks With Ole Miss Women’s Basketball

The Ole Miss women’s basketball team rounded out its early signing class with Kaitlyn Rogers (Birmingham, Ala./ Wenonah HS) who signed a National Letter of Intent to join the women’s basketball program in 2016-17.

Rodgers joins Shelby Gibson and Breanna Glover to create a class that ranks as high as 16th nationally according to Blue Star Report and is the second best class in the SEC.

Rodgers comes to Ole Miss from Birmingham, Alabama and Wenonah High School. Rodgers, a 6-2 forward has a Top 50 ranking and is the No. 9 forward in the Class of 2016 according to Prospects Nation. Rodgers is the reigning Alabama Sports Writers Association Class 5A Player of the Year and the AL.com Birmingham Region Player of the Year. She averaged 7.9 points, 8.3 rebounds and 2.2 blocks a game for the Class 5A two-time state champion Dragons. The 6-2 forward was an ASWA Super Five and a first-team selection. In the state tournament semifinals and championship, Rodgers scored 23 points, grabbed 20 rebounds, blocked 14 shots and added nine steals, which earned her last season’s Class 5A state tournament MVP, her third straight selection to the All-Tournament team. Rodgers was also considering Alabama and Auburn.

“Kate in my mind is the best power forward in the Class of 2016 and is a proven winner by what she has done in high school by winning two Alabama state championships in two seasons,” said Insell.  “She is a force at the forward spot with the ability to play with her back to the basket or out on the floor facing up and scoring the basketball. Her ability to score the basketball in many different ways inside and outside gives her a chance to be really special at the next level. Kate’s strength and athleticism make her a game changer rebounding the ball and in my mind the best rebounding forward in her class.”

2016 Ole Miss Women’s Basketball Signing Class
Shelby Gibson – 6-3– Forward/Center – Murfreesboro, Tenn. (Oakland HS)
Breanna Glover – 5-10 – Guard – Glasgow, Ky. (Glasgow HS)
Kaitlyn Rodgers – 6-2- Forward/Center – Birmingham, Ala. (Wenonah HS)

2016 Ole Miss Class Rankings
Blue Star Report – 16th Nationally, 2nd SEC
Prospects Nation – 20th Nationally, 2nd SEC

For all Ole Miss women’s basketball news and information, go to OleMissSports.com, and follow the Rebels on Twitter at @OleMissWBB, Facebook at Ole Miss WBB and on Instagram at Ole MissWBB.   Fans can also follow Ole Miss women’s basketball head coach Matt Insell on Twitter at @minsell.


Courtesy of Ole Miss Athletics

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