Kevin Rogers emerging as big time prospect

Kevin Rogers is really making a name for himself. He burst on the scene at the Boo Williams tournament and has done little to slow down his momentum. Rodgers is quickly becoming one of the top power forward recruits in the 2005 class.

Kevin Rogers was a decent prospect before the Boo Williams event, but after a stellar match-up against Richard Hendrix. Against the big-time center prospect, Rogers scored 19 points. Rogers was able to get off his hook shot against the bigger Hendrix and quickly got the attention of some big time programs.

UConn, Kansas, North Carolina, Arizona, Illinois, Georgia Tech, Texas and Louisville are the schools that Rogers is listing. The Wildcats have him right at the top of their big-man wish list and have been out to see him at several events.

Rogers was confident in his abilities, but even he was a bit surprised by the success he has had so far in the spring tournaments.

"I really didn't expect it, I just came out to play hard," Rogers said. "I guess my results turned a lot of people's heads, so I'm happy about that. I'm just trying to play hard and get into a good college."

He won't list any favorites, but has said that some lesser Texas programs have been on him hard, but he has his eyes set on bigger things.

"Schools like Baylor and SMU are rebuilding and tell me I should be a part of it," Rogers said.

Rogers has nice size. He's about 6-8 and a good 220 pounds, but he's best when he is running the floor. He has some nice post moves, but he is fantastic in transition. His Team Texas team is chock full of great athletes who love to get out on the break. Rogers is a great finisher, slamming home dunk after dunk in the games we saw him play.

He's a tough player inside, a very good rebounder and defender, but wants to improve his shot blocking.

He's taking things slowly in the recruiting game. As for now he won't make any visits until after the summer recruiting season. His coaches, parents and grandmother will help him make the decision when the time comes.

CAT TRACKS ANALYSIS: Rogers is very talented. He's not a true banger, but he's a solid inside presence and one terrific athlete. He is one of the Cats' top big men targets, but just how high he is on their list probably won't be determined until later in the summer. He and Team Texas teammate Calvin Miles could be had as a package deal, and both are listing the Wildcats.

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