National Team Archives - The Rock School Hoops

The Rock National Boys team is the SIAA State Champion for the 5th time in school history after a 58-47 win in the state title game over DME Academy on Saturday evening. The Lions were led by a breakout performance by 2025 wing Austin Leslie, as he made 5 of 6 3-point field goals and...

Despite sitting out 16 games this season with a sprained MCL, RJ Jones was named 2024 SIAA Player of the Year. Jones led The Rock in scoring this season with 16.6 points per game and 7.3 rebounds per game. He shot 57.5% from the field and an amazing 50% from 3-point range. Since Jones returned...

Coach Justin Harden has much to celebrate this season, his 15th year of shaping The Rock’s basketball program from the helm of the National Team. As part of the Lions’ impressive 5-1 start to the season, the team’s 58-47 victory over Creekside Christian Academy (McDonough, Ga.) unlocked another triumph — Coach Harden’s 350th career win at...

RJ Jones is a highly regarded player in the country in the 2024 class. The 6’9 Forward from Gainesville was sought after by many D1 programs during his recruitment process. The silky-smooth shooter committed to play for Coach Mike Young and the Virginia Tech Hokies back on October 2nd. The Hokies were able to secure...

Erik Taylor made a difficult choice to leave home a year early. The talented point guard from Orlando decided to transfer to The Rock for his senior season in hopes that it would better prepare him for college. But before he would even play a game for The Rock this season, the tough 6’2 guard...

Many say Ryan “RJ” Jones Jr. built an outstanding career in the nearly 10 years he has spent at The Rock. But for several others, his journey has been tumultuous and, at times, disheartening. Either way, RJ has made it to his senior year with many Division I schools seeking the services of the 6′...

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