Hennessey's Hugo Rodriguez: NWOK Area Boys Basketball Player of the Month – Presented by Iron Nation Harley-Davidson

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NWOK Area Boys Basketball Player of the Month Poll Results

Hugo Rodriguez – Hennessey, 10,057 votes 

Ty Goss – Leedey, 7,440 votes 

Garrett Knowles – Arnett, 1,258 votes 

Kris Fargo – Freedom, 1,138 votes 

Dylan McGuire – Alva, 523 votes 

Hugo Rodriguez-Hennessey

Hugo Rodriguez – Hennessey High School 

Senior varsity basketball player Hugo Rodriguez has spent his entire life as a Hennessey Eagle. Rodriguez and the Eagles are off to a great start this season with a 9-0 record and a No. 4 ranking in Class 2A. 

“This team is special to me because I have grown up and played basketball with them since I was in Kindergarten. It’s also my senior year and I get to play with my best friends one last time,” said Rodriguez. “The thing I love most about my teammates is that they are a great group of unselfish guys that know how to play. Being a leader on the court and in the classroom is extremely important to me because as a senior, I am held to a high standard by my teammates, classmates, and the younger kids who look up to me. I want to set a good example for them and teach them to be proud of their town and where they came from.”

A role model on the basketball court for the younger generation, Rodriguez set a standard for other student-athletes to follow. He is involved in several clubs and carries a high GPA.

“I am involved in Student Council, National Honors Society, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and the Blue Crew,” said Rodriguez. “My GPA is a 3.7 and I have a 31 ACT score.” 

His efforts in the classroom will allow him to pick where he wants to attend school next fall. Currently, Rodriguez has his sights set on the University of Oklahoma. 

“Academics are important to me because once my basketball career is over, academics are what will ultimately help me pursue my career and obtain my degree,” said Rodriguez. “After I graduate I plan on going to the University of Oklahoma to major in physical therapy and hopefully open up my own clinic, and also play some intramural while I’m there.”

First Rodriguez and the Eagles are focused on doing something special this season on the court. 

“The goal for Hennessey basketball this year is to win a state championship and bring back a gold ball for ourselves and our community,” said Rodriguez. 

Rodriguez gives credit to his parents for helping him along the way. Their guidance and advice influenced Rodriguez and on and off the court. 

“My biggest influence would have to be my parents. They have shaped me into the player and man that I am today. From teaching me how to play in the backyard goal, to our postgame talks till midnight, they are always supporting me in everything I do, and I am truly blessed to have them as my mom and dad,” said Rodriguez. 

When he’s not hitting the books or playing basketball, you can find Rodriguez hanging out with friends and family, playing Fornite, volleyball, and ping pong when he gets the chance.