2005 Focus: Kevin Rogers

Kevin Rogers, a junior power forward out of Dallas South Oak Cliff High, recently completed his season. We had a chance to speak with Rogers on a variety of topics and procured an early school list from him.

Kevin Rogers' season ended a little earlier than he would have liked. The 6-8 junior power forward came up short in the playoffs.

"Unfortunately we lost to Lamarcus Aldridge and company," Rogers said. "It was a real good experience. We were evenly matched I think he had 20 and I had 18. I fouled out in the fourth quarter. He's a great player right. I personally think he should go to school. He should get a little more experience with older guys and then go make the leap."

Rogers will one day go to school but before picking a college, he's in for a competitive summer with Team Texas. This season was a learning experience for Rogers because he received much more playing time than he did as a sophomore.

"I had a very good season. I didn't play too much last year but I had a good season. I improved every part of my game." He averaged 13 points and 10 rebounds.

Rogers said that Connecticut, Texas, Arizona, Kansas, Florida, Louisville, Indiana and North Carolina are some schools that he likes. One in particular has his attention.

"I like the Big East and UConn. I like the way they run up and down the floor but they still give it in to the post players a lot. They run up and down the floor a lot."

Running is nice, but it's not the lone factor Rogers will take into consideration when he makes a decision.

"I'm real big on academics and playing time."

Rogers, who hasn't taken the SAT, self reported a 3.5 GPA.

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