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John Bernard Rogers Bakker (born December 30, 1963) is a retired Spanish American professional basketball player. Listed at 6'10" and 225 lbs., he played at the power forward position, and played college basketball at Stanford University and the University of California, Irvine.

Johnny Rogers
Johnny Rogers 1986-87.jpg
Rogers, circa 1986
Personal information
Born (1963-12-30) December 30, 1963 (age 55)
Fullerton, California
NationalityAmerican / Spanish
Listed height6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
Listed weight225 lb (102 kg)
Career information
High schoolLa Quinta (Westminster, California)
College
NBA draft1986 / Round: 2 / Pick: 34th overall
Selected by the Sacramento Kings
Playing career1986–2004
PositionPower forward
Number32
Career history
1986–1987Sacramento Kings
1987–1988Cleveland Cavaliers
1988–1989Real Madrid
1989–1991Pamesa Valencia
1991–1992Philips Milano
1992–1993Cagiva Varese
1993–1994Telemarket Forlì
1994–1995CB Murcia
1995–1996Cáceres CB
1996–1997Pamesa Valencia
1997–1999Olympiacos
1999–2002Panathinaikos
2002–2004Caprabo Lleida
Career highlights and awards
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

College careerEdit

Rogers played college basketball at Stanford University, with the Stanford Cardinal, from 1981 to 1983. After Stanford, he played college basketball at UC Irvine, with the UC Irvine Anteaters, from 1984 to 1986.

NBAEdit

Rogers was selected with the 10th pick of the second round, in the 1986 NBA Draft, by the Sacramento Kings. He played in the NBA for the Kings (1986–87), and the Cleveland Cavaliers (1987–88), playing in 69 games, and averaging 3.6 points per game, and 1.5 rebounds per game, in 9.2 minutes per game of playing time.

EuropeEdit

Rogers also played professionally in Italy, with Philips Milano (Serie A1, 1991–92, coached by Mike D'Antoni), Cagiva Varese (Serie A2, 1992–93), and Telemarket Forlì (Serie A2, 1993–94).

He also played with both of the Greek giants, Olympiacos and Panathinaikos. With Panathinaikos, he won 2 EuroLeague championships (2000, 2002), and 2 Greek League championships (2000, 2001).

Spain national teamEdit

During his time in Spain, Rogers acquired Spanish citizenship, and subsequently played for the senior men's Spain national basketball team[1] at the 2000 Summer Olympics.[2]

Post playing careerEdit

After he retired from playing professional basketball, Rogers began a career in TV broadcasting, working for the EuroLeague, and EuroLeague TV.

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