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Rogers signs with West Georgia Technical

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Joining Kishon Rogers at the table for his signing were his mother, Rosy Rogers, and his grandmother, Diane Ruff. Standing are, from left, Newton head coach Rick Rasmussen, assistant principal John Ellenberg, his father, Shannon Ruff, and Newton athletic director Tracey Curtis.

Submitted Photo Joining Kishon Rogers at the table for his signing were his mother, Rosy Rogers, and his grandmother, Diane Ruff. Standing are, from left, Newton head coach Rick Rasmussen, assistant principal John Ellenberg, his father, Shannon Ruff, and Newton athletic director Tracey Curtis.

After finishing his senior year averaging six points and three rebounds per game, Newton's Kishon Rogers next step will at West Georgia Technical College.

"We are very excited Kishon is joining our program," West Georgia Technical College head coach Niki Okolovitch said. "He has the right demeanor and has a nice overall skills set."

Rogers and Newton head coach Rick Rasmussen worked hard developing those skills as well as the right demeanor that is carrying him a long way. One thing that Rasmussen will always remember about Rogers is how he would always ask what he could do to improve his game.

"We are very proud of Ki and all that he has accomplished. His willingness to keep working to get better is what I will remember most about Kishon," Rasmussen said. "We look forward to watching him play next season, especially when he comes back home to play Oxford College in a big conference game.

"This is a big step and we are glad he is ready to step up to the challenge of the next level. Only 1 in 200-plus high basketball players go on to play college ball, so any student-athlete who does so should be very proud. Kishon will be one of eight players from our program actively playing college basketball next season. He is the 15th overall to be offered a scholarship since I become head coach eight seasons ago."

"It feels good to be playing college basketball because that has always been my dream," Rogers said. "I know I have to step up and become a man from here on out."