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Height: 6'1"
Year: Freshman
City/State: West Chester, Ohio
High School: Lakota West


A very athletic player who gives Duke a lot of versatility ... has a tremendous toughness, physical nature and approach to the game ... is an excellent shooter.

As a Freshman (2009-10): Saw action in 24 contests … averaged 1.5 points, 1.6 rebounds, 0.3 assists and 0.3 steals per game with a field goal percentage of 41.7 … had a career high game against Houston Baptist, with 14 points, seven rebounds, two assists and one block … came off the bench in 10 ACC contests, averaging 0.2 points and 1.4 rebounds … tallied 11 points, four steals and three boards against N.C. Central while shooting 3-for-3 from the field goal line.

Prior to Duke:  2009 GMC, Butler and District 15 Player of the Year … averaged 15.0 points, 7.8 rebounds, 2.3 steals and 1.7 assists as a senior … 2009 First Team All-City, GMC and Southwest District selection … 2009 Ohio All-Star and LaRosa MVP … shot 52.9 percent from the field …scored a season-high 27 points in her final game … posted 10 double-doubles … finished second in career points (1,027) and rebounds (536) at Lakota West in just three years … a 2008 First Team All-City, All-GMC and All-District … in the final recruiting rankings, was 17th (Wing Class of 2009 – ESPN HoopGurlz), 24th (Blue Star Report) and 82nd (ESPN HoopGurlz) … averaged 12.8 points, 5.9 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.8 steals as a junior … led her squad to a 26-2 record and was the state of Ohio runner-up … sank 55.8 percent of her field goals … selected to the Pickerington Classic All-Tournament team in 2007 and 2008 … as a sophomore, averaged 10.0 points, 6.2 rebounds, 2.5 steals and 2.3 assists … hit 50.0 percent of her field goals … earned All-District and All-GMC first team accolades … named 4Shot Freshman of the Year in 2006 … State Champion in the Shot Put in 2006 … at Holy Innocence High School in Georgia … an All-Greater Miami Conference Academic selection … named to her high school’s honor roll as a sophomore & junior.

Personal:  Full name is Alexis Shanai Rogers … born June 21, 1991 in Cincinnati, Ohio … grew up in Middletown, Ohio … daughter of Youlanda Rogers and Victor Merchant … has one brother, Antwaun (27)  … Antwaun played college football at Purdue from 2000-04 as a cornerback -- had a brief stint with the Denver Broncos in the NFL and also played in the NFL Europe … aspires to be a behavorial psychologist and run her own clinic after graduation.

Up Close with Rogers

The reason I picked my jersey number is... Because three plus two equals five, and it takes five players to play.

My secret food craving is... Cheese and crackers.

The reality TV show I want to be on is... Big Brother.

A weird fact not many people know about me is... That I'm a nerd.

My secret addiction is... Facebook.

My ideal job after Duke is... To be a child clinical psychologist.

The three people, dead or alive, I would want to have dinner with are... My mom, aunt, and brother.

To me, being a Blue Devil means... To always portray pride, excellence, and honesty.

The last thing I think before I step on the court for a game is... "I can do all things through Christ, who strengthens me."

A talent I have other than playing basketball is... Playing the piano.

My celebrity crush is... Zac Efron.

My favorite quote is... "Sometimes it can't always be about you."

My favorite ice cream flavor is... Cookies and Cream.

If I could appear on the cover of a magazine, it would be... Sports Illustrated.

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