Fans must credit the rising basketball star Elijah Rodrigues for inspiring his younger brother Brycen Goodine to play basketball.
Although the two are step-brothers, their love is incomparable with any other sibling.
Elijah Rodrigues is an up-and-coming basketball prodigy born and raised in New Bedford. His family later moved to Falmouth.
Currently, he stands at 6 feet 3 inches tall and weighs about 165 pounds. When talking about his schooling, he went to the St. Andrew’s School in Barrington, Rhode Island.
It was there that he started to develop a passion for basketball. He ensured that many eyes would notice him when playing for his high school team.
The up-and-coming basketball player has recently completed high school, and now is the time for a new beginning.
Elijah has now committed himself to Quincy College Mens Basketball in March 2023.
He is not just a fantastic player but also a great student, having achieved a 3.74 GPA.
Who Is Elijah Rodrigues Brother Brycen Goodine?
Elijah Rodrigues’ brother Brycen Goodnie is a rising basketball star, too. His brother was born on September 29, 1999, and his hobby is making music.
But Brycen and Elijah are only related by their mother and have different fathers.
Brycen has already established himself as a major upcoming NBA prospect.
He debuted for the Syracuse Orange during the 2019-2020 season, demonstrating his talents on the floor. Goodine moved from Syracuse to the Providence Friars.
There, he played for two seasons from 2020 to 2022. Then, he once again decided to make another transfer in 2022 and committed to join the Fairfield Stags, where he is still playing.
He is currently pursuing a degree in music from Fairfield University. Brycen’s favorite food is pizza.
Brycen also attended the St. Andrew’s School in Barrington, Rhode Island, the same as his brother.
He was awarded the 2019 NEPSAC Class AA Player of the Year as well as the 2018 Gatorade Player of the Year for Rhode Island.
According to ESPN.com, Rivals.com, and 247Sports.com, Goodine was a top-100 player in his high school class.
Brycen is currently dating Kenna, who is set to be his baby mama. The pair is expecting a baby who is due in November 2023. His girlfriend Kenna graduated from Worcester State University in May 2022.
Meet Elijah Parents, Tiffany Rodrigues & Matt Rodrigues
Elijah was born into the household of his parents, Matt Rodrigues and Tiffany Goodine-Rodrigues.
His parents have been instrumental in raising him as a basketball player.
Tiffany, a former high school basketball player from the New Bedford area, is presently coaching a girls’ group in Michael Carter-Williams’ AAU program.
His parents have publicly mentioned that they are grateful to St. Andrew’s School for its significant influence on their son’s development as an individual and an athlete.
Matt expressed thanks for the opportunity given to Brycen, Elijah’s elder brother, and Coach Hart’s kind welcome to their family.
They provide a solid basis for Elijah’s basketball career, pushing him to work hard and strive for greatness.
Their influence and that of his older brother and Coach Hart have helped shape Elijah into today’s brilliant player.