‘It’s such a luxury”: Why Ty Rodgers Has Become A Matchup Nightmare for Illini Opponents

Illinois 6-foot-6 sophomore Ty Rodgers may be asked to play anywhere from point guard to center in this NCAA Tournament first round matchup against Morehead State on Thursday. 

Matt Stevens, IlliniGuys Staff Writer

March 21, 2024

OMAHA, Neb. — Consistency has simply never been in the plans for Ty Rodgers during the 2023-24 season and that’s perfectly okay. 

The preseason talk in the summer and early fall months surrounding the 6-foot-6 athlete was about force feeding Rodgers with more point guard duties especially after Illinois failed to land an established veteran at the position out . . .

 

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