Johnny Rogers

For the rugby footballer, see Johnny Rogers (rugby). For the Louisiana politician, see B. H. "Johnny" Rogers.
Johnny Rogers
Personal information
Born (1963-12-30) December 30, 1963
Fullerton, California
Nationality American / Spanish
Listed height 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
Listed weight 225 lb (102 kg)
Career information
High school La Quinta (Westminster, California)
NBA draft 1986 / Round: 2 / Pick: 34th overall
Selected by the Sacramento Kings
Playing career 1986–2004
Position Power forward
Number 32
Career history
1986–1987 Sacramento Kings
1987–1988 Cleveland Cavaliers
1988–1989 Real Madrid
1989–1991 Pamesa Valencia
1991–1992 Philips Milano
1992–1993 Cagiva Varese
1993–1994 Telemarket Forlì
1994–1995 CB Murcia
1995–1996 Cáceres CB
1996–1997 Pamesa Valencia
1997–1999 Olympiacos
1999–2002 Panathinaikos
2002–2004 Caprabo Lleida
Career highlights and awards
Stats at

John Bernard "Johnny" 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.

College career

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.


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.


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 Piraeus and Panathinaikos Athens. With Panathinaikos, he won 2 EuroLeague championships (2000, 2002), and 2 Greek League championships (2000, 2001).

Spanish national team

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

Post playing career

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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