Mount St. Mary's Cedric Rollerson – OKC Area Boys Basketball Player of the Month – Presented by Harley-Davidson World

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OKC Area Boys Basketball Player of the Month – Presented by Harley-Davidson World

Cedric Rollerson – Mount St. Mary, 55,711 votes

Estell Laster – Douglass, 50,398 votes

Tre Carolina – Putnam City, 11,233 votes

Patrick Sullivan – Bishop McGuinness, 4,760 votes

Kendall Cavers – Capitol Hill, 2,283 votes

JD Ray – Midwest City, 1,859 votes

Other athletes receiving votes included Cade Schroeder – Mustang, Rondel Walker – Putnam City West, Davion Knight – John Marshall, Marcelle LaDay – Harding Prep, Dadrion Taylor – Carl Albert, Micah Thomas – Putnam City North, Alfred Alkannama – Putnam City, Dylan Hahn – Piedmont, Will Haas – SW Covenant, Carson Price – Yukon, and Dyson Plumley – El Reno.

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Cedric Rollerson – Mount St. Mary 

Cedric Rollerson had the full support of his community in VYPE’s Basketball Player of the Month poll. The online poll garnered over 125,000 votes in total, and the Mount St. Mary senior came out with the most. It is this kind of involvement that Rollerson loves about playing basketball for his school.

“What I love most about competing for my high school is the support our principal Mrs. DeNergi, Mrs. Faires, and all the other staff at the school gives our program and the fan support we have,” he said. “With that kind of support you can’t help but play hard for them. Our coaching staff, I can’t say enough about them! They are the best, hard not to run through a wall for them.”

Rollerson, a VYPE Top 100 player, has been playing basketball since he was six years old.

“My uncles and dad put the ball in my hands and it was something I loved since day one,” he said. “I’m very thankful because basketball has taught me a lot on the court but a lot off the court to help me succeed in life as well.”

Last season the Rockets had a big moment that Rollerson says is the most memorable in his high school career so far – making it to state.

“My coach never had a team that got there before,” he said. “It was a great accomplishment, and it gave the returning players confidence and experience for this year.”

This year’s state tournament is definitely on the minds of Rollerson and his teammates, who he is proud to play alongside and work with.

“My teammates mean everything to me,” he said. “When I’m having a bad day they are there to lift me up. They trust me on and off the court to be their leader and it’s just great for all of us to learn and grow together and keep in mind our one goal, which is state championship.”

It is his teammates who motivate Rollerson to be his best and do what he can to lead.

“I understand they take after my lead and that pushes me even more to always do the right thing,” he said. “I love to see my teammates succeed, on the court and off, and also in different sports. Leadership is key to success and I just try to do my part.”

After high school Rollerson plans to continue his basketball career and then stay close to the game in a coaching position.

“I want to be able to graduate and then pass the knowledge of the game down to younger players, similar to what our coach, Brandon Jackson, has done for us!”