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Roderick Earls
33   Roderick Earls

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Little Rock, Ark.

High School:
Parkview

Last College:
Paris JC

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 194

Position:
Guard

Experience:
RS


Tulsa -- Red-shirted in his first season at Tulsa . . . suffered a season-ending foot injury the day prior to the 2005-06 season opener.

Junior College -- Was a two-year letterwinner and starter at Paris Junior College . . . led his team to an overall 28-9 record and the NJCAA National Championship in 2004-05 . . . was named the NJCAA National Tournament Most Valuable Player as well as earning first-team all-tournament team merits . . . in four tournament games, he averaged 13.5 points, 2.0 rebounds and 1.3 assists, while shooting 54-percent from three-point range and 75-percent from the free throw line . . . led his team to a two-year mark of 54-16 while averaging 7.5 points, 3.8 assists and 2.6 rebounds . . . averaged 8.9 points, 3.6 assists and 2.5 rebounds in his sophomore season . . . shot 43-percent from the field and 42-percent from three-point range as a sophomore . . . ranked 23rd nationally in free throw percentage by shooting 81.4 percent . . . as a freshman, he averaged 6.2 points, 4.1 assists and 2.6 rebounds while starting 23 of 33 games . . . earned honorable mention all-region honors as a freshman . . . junior college coach was Bill Foy.

High School -- Was a four-year letterwinner and two-year starter at Parkview High School . . . started as a junior and senior . . . averaged 17.4 points, 6.5 rebounds and 3.2 assists his senior season . . . earned all-state and all-conference honors as a senior . . . was a McDonald's High School All-America nominee . . . helped lead his team to the state title as a junior and runner-up finish his senior season . . . high school coach was Al Flanigan.

Personal -- Favorite NBA player is Ray Allen . . . his favorite TV show is "Martin" and his favorite movie is Life . . . if he could change anything about the game of basketball it would be three-seconds in the lane . . . three words he uses to best describe him are "laid-back, hilarious and charming" . . . if he could create his own ESPN SportsCenter highlight it would be dunking over Yao Ming of the Houston Rockets to win the NBA Championship . . . parents are Robbie and Gayla Earls . . . majoring in exercise sport science . . . born February 6, 1985.