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Rodriguez was a big part of it.
A star on the football field at Plano, Rodriguez was a complementary player off the bench last year in basketball as a junior. He missed the first six games this season, but stepped right into the starting lineup when he returned.
He showed what he's capable of on the court throughout Tuesday's game. On one play in the third quarter, Rodriguez stole the ball, and went the length of the court for a pretty floater off the glass. Rodriguez shot 6-for-10, and had five steals and four rebounds.
"He got a late start, didn't have him the first few games, it's the first time he's really played with these guys so it's taken some to time to figure it out," Kee said. "But he pushes the ball, finds guys, he's our quickest player. And he's a monster on the glass. If he was the size of some of our other guys he would be an All-Stater."