LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL (Ron Kantowski): Rising from humble beginnings Aces’ guard Sugar Rodgers puts past behind in becoming WNBA star

LAS VEGAS (May 24, 2019)—One of Sugar Rodgers’ favorite expressions is “crabs in a basket.” It’s not a culinary craving, explains one of the newest editions to the Las Vegas Aces, but more of a metaphor for what drives her in life.

It’s what makes her one of the best guards in the WNBA, whose talents will be on full display Sunday when the newly configure team tips off its second season in Las Vegas against the Los Angeles Sparks at Mandalay Bay Events Center

When a crustacean tries to climb out of a confined environment, the others reach up to pull it back down.

She’s seen it; she’s lived it. She’s determined to conquer it.

Rodgers, 29, grew up in a gritty, crime-ridden corner of Suffolk, Virginia.

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