May 27, 2024

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UPDATE: Former JSerra star DJ Rodman finishes first season at Washington State

DJ Rodman from JSerra wrapped up his first season of college basketball. (File photo Tim Burt, OC Sports Zone)

Former JSerra High School boys basketball star DJ Rodman is doing well at Washington State University, according to JSerra Coach Keith Wilkinson.

Rodman, the son of former NBA star Dennis Rodman, finished his last game of his freshman season playing 13 minutes, scoring six points and grabbing three rebounds in a win over Colorado in the Pac-12 Tournament, which was eventually cancelled, Wilkinson told OC Sports Zone Monday.

“He appeared in 26 games as a true freshman and helped his team to 16 wins by averaging 1.7 points and 1.9 rebounds in 11.9 minutes per game,” Wilkinson said.

LOOKING BACK: DJ Rodman talks about his career at JSerra

Rodman was well respected at JSerra and made great contributions to the program.

“DJ had a huge impact at JSerra,” Wilkinson said. “He was one of the players who set the foundation of lifting the bar at JSerra. I only coached him for one year, but in that one year he was incredible. He hit a game winner in North OC tournament vs. Mayfair with 0.6 seconds to win the game. He averaged 22 points per game along with eight rebounds per game throughout the year. He helped the school to the time, program record or 22 wins since joining Trinity League.

“He scored 50 points in a game in Torrey Pines and overall had a tremendous career. The thing I am most proud of is that he is an extremely bright, polite, and well rounded young man. He makes everyone around him better and is a terrific person. I can’t wait to watch him as he continues his future at Washington State.”

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-Tim Burt, OC Sports Zone; timburt@ocsportszone.com