5-3 guard Darnell Rogers commits to play for George Washington

Darnell Rogers, a 5-foot-3 high school senior and the son of former George Washington standout Shawnta Rogers, has committed to play for Mike Lonergan and the Colonials.

"My dad is an alum, and I have a family relationship with the coaching staff," Darnell Rogers told ESPN. "Their starting point guard is leaving when I come in. It's a great situation for me and I also love D.C."

Rogers took a visit to GW this weekend. He played on the same team, CP3, as the top-ranked player in the country, Harry Giles, this past summer. He transferred from Indian Land High in South Carolina to Shiloh High in Georgia prior to his senior season in high school.

Shawnta Rogers was a 5-foot-4 guard who was the A-10 Player of the Year in 1999 and was inducted into the George Washington Hall of Fame.

"Our games are different from what I've seen watching him when he played overseas," Darnell Rogers said.

Lonergan has been recruiting the younger Rogers shortly after he got the job four years ago. According to Rogers, Lonergan offered him a scholarship at a workout as an eighth-grader. Shawnta Rogers spoke at Lonergan's camp back when he was a coach at Catholic University, and Lonergan told ESPN last summer that he has Rogers' jersey hanging in his basement.