ATLANTA — They used to play together in Boo Williams AAU ball and now Sugar Rodgers and Elizabeth Williams get to play against each other at the highest level, the WNBA.
Rodgers starred at King's Fork High and then Georgetown. She was drafted in 2013 and won a title her first year in the league with Minnesota.
This is her first season with the Las Vegas Aces who love her for her 3-point shooting ability.
About those lessons learned at King's Fork, Rodgers says, "Really just play hard. The roles change every year and just adapting to the your role and just surviving in this league. It's hard making the team. So just going out there and playing hard is what I've been doing."
Williams was a standout at Princess Anne High and Duke. She was the 4th overall draft pick in 2015. Now she plays for the Atlanta Dream. Both players made the All-Star game in 2017. Williams reflects on those days when they played together, "Sitting in those white vans and going on those long AAU trips with Boo. It's really funny when you think about it and look back. It's also a reminder of how much joy we having playing this game from that age until now."