UCF Hoops Fastbreak: Rompza Featured on ESPNChicago.com

March 3, 2010

Click here for ESPNChicago.com story on A.J. Rompza

By Doug Richards

ORLANDO, Fla. (UCFAthletics.com) - UCF sophomore guard A.J. Rompza (Chicago, Ill.) is certainly proud of his hometown. Seemingly whenever the point guard is talking about his path to Division I basketball, he always mentions that his current position would not of been possible had he had not been raised in Chicago.

His hometown has returned some love to Rompza as journalist Scott Powers has written a feature on the diminutive guard for ESPNChicago.com. The story details how Rompza overcame doubters to star at Whitney Young High School, and then earn a scholarship to UCF.

Rompza is averaging 8.8 points and 4.5 assists as a sophomore. He ranks sixth nationally in steals per game at 2.7.

The ESPNChicago.com story includes quotes from Rompza's former Whitney Young and current UCF teammate, freshman guard Marcus Jordan (Chicago, Ill.), UCF head coach Kirk Speraw and Whitney Young head coach Tyrone Slaughter.

Romzpa and the Knights will conclude the regular season on Saturday at Rice. The Conference USA Championship will begin next Wednesday in Tulsa, Okla.

For the latest news on the Knights, log on to UCFAthletics.com - the official site for UCF varsity sports. The site, which also contains ticket and Golden Knights Club donor information, is also the home of UCF's new online apparel store. Also visit UCFPhotos.com, the exclusive fan source for UCF action sports pictures.

Notes: In UCF's last two games, the Knights recorded 47 assists and only 21 turnovers... Junior guard Taylor Young (Orlando, Fla.) totaled 15 points in 25 minutes versus visiting East Carolina Tuesday. He averaged 19.0 points in the Knights' last two contests... In C-USA games, Rompza is third in the league in assists per game (5.1).