Walk-On Rogers Making an Impact for UVa

      CHARLOTTESVILLE - Normally the most amount of floor time Thomas Rogers sees is during pregame warm ups. He's not a McDonald's All-American or a First Team All-ACC player...but you could argue his role is just as important as any other player's.

      Rogers was the James River District Player of the Year after averaging 17 points, 12 rebounds and six assists per game during his senior season at Randolph-Henry. He had a dream to play Division One basketball. He was injured during his second year at Fork Union postgraduate school so he ended up joining UVa as a walk-on.

      For Rogers' dedication, he earned a full scholarship for this season. The 24-year-old has played in 15 games and has scored 10 points but none were bigger than the three he scored against Syracuse.