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Encyclopedia > Roger Powell, Jr
Roger Powell
Position Small forward
League NBA
Height ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Weight 225 lb (102 kg)
Team Utah Jazz
Nationality Flag of United States United States
Born January 15, 1983
Joliet, Illinois
College Illinois
Pro career 2006 – present

Roger Powell Jr. (born January 15, 1983 in Joliet, Illinois) is an American professional basketball player currently with the Utah Jazz of the NBA. He played collegiately at the University of Illinois from 2001-2005. He attended Joliet High School graduating in 2001. Powell played the forward position for his high school and in college. He graduated from the University of Illinois with a degree in Speech Communications. Powell's father was a former Joliet Central High School and Illinois State player. LeBron James is one of the premier players listed at small forward. ... A foot (plural: feet) is a non-SI unit of distance or length, measuring around a third of a metre. ... An inch (plural: inches; symbol or abbreviation: in or, sometimes, ″ - a double prime) is the name of a unit of length in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... The metre, or meter (U.S.), is a measure of length. ... The pound is the name of a number of units of mass, all in the range of 300 to 600 grams. ... The U.S. National Prototype Kilogram, which currently serves as the primary standard for measuring mass in the U.S. It was assigned to the United States in 1889 and is periodically recertified and traceable to the primary international standard, The Kilogram, held at the Bureau International des Poids et... The Utah Jazz is a professional basketball team based in Salt Lake City, Utah. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_States. ... January 15 is the 15th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The city of Joliet is located 40 miles southwest of Chicago. ... Official language(s) English Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Area  Ranked 25th  - Total 57,918 sq mi (149,998 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 390 miles (629 km)  - % water 4. ... The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign [[UIUC]], known as the U of I, is the flagship campus in the University of Illinois system. ... The 2006-07 NBA season is the 61st season of the National Basketball Association. ... January 15 is the 15th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The city of Joliet is located 40 miles southwest of Chicago. ... Official language(s) English Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Area  Ranked 25th  - Total 57,918 sq mi (149,998 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 390 miles (629 km)  - % water 4. ... Sara Giauro shoots a three-point shot, FIBA Europe Cup for Women Finals 2005. ... The Utah Jazz is a professional basketball team based in Salt Lake City, Utah. ... The National Basketball Association (NBA) is the worlds premier mens professional basketball league and one of the four major professional sports leagues of North America. ... A college basketball game between the United States Air Force Academy (Air Force) and Colorado State University. ... The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign [[UIUC]], known as the U of I, is the flagship campus in the University of Illinois system. ... In the context of basketball, forward usually refers to one of two positions: Power forward Small forward In addition, some basketball players share the attributes of a small forward and a point guard, and are accordingly called point forwards. ...

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Biography

High school career

Powell was a three-year starter and a four-year letter winner for Joliet High School. As a junior, he led the Steelmen to a 20-8 record averaging 19 points and eight rebounds. Powell helped his squad win the SICA West Conference as a junior and senior. Also as a junior, he earned a bronze medal as a member of the 1999 USA Basketball Men's Youth Development Festival North Team. Powell also made the Pontiac Holiday Tourny all-Tournament Team and was second team all state. A letterman, in U.S. sports, is a high school or college athlete who has met a specified level of participation on a varsity athletic team. ...


As a senior, Powell averaged 20.7 points and nine rebounds for a 25-5 sectional finalist that was ranked No. 3 in the Chicago area. He earned First Team All State honors at Joliet in 2001 from the Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, Champaign-Urbana News-Gazette, Associated Press and Illinois Basketball Coaches Association. He was considered a consensus Top 100 prospect in the nation and was fourth in voting for Mr. Basketball in Illinois. He played in the Wendy's All-Star Classic and earned MVP honors at the IBCA All-Star Game following his senior year. This article is about Illinois largest city. ... The Chicago Tribune is a major daily newspaper based in Chicago, Illinois. ... The Chicago Sun-Times is an American daily newspaper published in Chicago. ... The Associated Press, or AP, is an American news agency, the worlds largest such organization. ...


Early college career

As a true freshman, Powell played in 27 games and averaged 2.9 points and 1.8 rebounds per game. In his first year, he scored a season high 12 points against Western Illinois. He played a season high 15 minutes against Loyola-Chicago where he scored five points and added five rebounds. His role was primarily to provide a spark off the bench which he did against Wisconsin, scoring six points on 3 of 3 shootingg and grabbing four rebounds, three offensive. In the NCAA tournament, he provided four points and four rebounds in seven minutes of play in Illinois' first round win against San Diego State University. // The NCAA Mens Division I Basketball Championship is held each spring featuring 65 college basketball teams in the United States. ... San Diego State University athletics http://www. ...



In his sophomore season, Powell started 19 games including 10 of the last 11. He led the Big Ten in field goal percentage in conference games with a 64.1 percent mark. He was third on the team in scoring with 8.7 points per game. He scored a season high 22 points vs. Indiana on 9 of 13 shooting. He scored in double figures 13 times and scoring 15+ points 9 times. He was slowed by a toe injury mid-season causing him to be out of the lineup for two weeks. He was named to the Big Ten All-Tournament Team leading Illinois with 16 points in the title game vs. Ohio State. He participated on the Big Ten European Tour team and led the squad in scoring 14 points per game. Indiana University, founded in 1820, is a nine-campus university system in the state of Indiana. ... Big Ten redirects here. ...


Late college career

In his third season with the Illini, Powell was an Honorable mention All-Big Ten selection. Powell started 31 games on the season missing some time due to a concussion suffered in a Big Ten Tournament quarterfinal game against Indiana. He averaged 11.6 points per game putting him third on the team and 20th in the Big Ten. He also averaged 5 rebounds a game which was second on the team. He ranked third in the Big Ten in field goal shooting at 59.5 percent. He was also second on the team in offensive rebounding notching 75 on the season. Powell scored a career high 24 points and grabbed nine rebounds at Wisconsin on January 24, 2004. In the NCAA tournament, he scored 22 points on 9-11 shooting in the NCAA Tournament second round win over Cincinnati and followed that performance with a team high 15 point, eight rebound game in a Sweet 16 loss to Duke. Powell entered the NBA draft but did not sign with an agent and was not drafted allowing him to return for his senior season. The University of Cincinnati is a state university located in Cincinnati, Ohio. ... Duke University is a private coeducational research university located in Durham, North Carolina, USA. The school, founded by Methodists and Quakers in the present-day town of Trinity in 1838, moved to Durham in 1892. ... The NBA Draft is an annual North American event in which the National Basketball Associations (NBA) thirty teams (29 in the United States and one in Canada) can select young players who wish to join the league. ...


In his final season, Powell was named an honorable mention All-Big Ten selection by both league coaches and media. He was a member of the national runner up Illini who tied an NCAA record with 37 wins. He started every game and ranked fourth on the team in scoring, averaging 12.0 points per game, and scoring in double figures in 26 of 39 games. He was second on the Illini and eleventh in the Big Ten averaging 5.7 rebounds per game. He was named Big Ten player of the week on December 6 following wins over Wake Forest (19 points) and Arkansas (19 points, 11 rebounds). Wake Forest University is a private, coeducational university located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. ... The University of Arkansas known also as the U of A or UA, is a public co-educational land-grant university. ...


He scored his 1,000th point vs. Indiana on Feb. 6 and ended his career ranked 265h on the Illini all-time scoring list with 1,178 career points. He also ranks fifth in school history in career field goal percentage at 57.2 percent (456-797).


Outside of basketball, Roger Powell, Jr. became a licensed Pentecostal minister who has preached to his congregation several times. Powell became intensely interested in ministry in his junior year at Illinois. He provided a spiritual presence for his teammates giving inspiration and focus. His nickname was "the Rev" - short for reverend. The Pentecostal movement within Evangelical Christianity places special emphasis on the direct personal experience of God through the baptism of the Holy Spirit, as shown in the Biblical account of the Day of Pentecost. ...


Career college statistics

Year G-GS Min-Avg FGM-A/% 3PM-A/% FTM-A/% OR-DR--TOT/Avg PF-DQ A TO B S PTS/Avg
01-02 27-0 160-5.9 27-50/.540 3-5/.600 22-36/.611 19-29--48/1.8 21-0 2 10 4 3 79/2.9
02-03 30-19 558-18.6 104-176/.591 20-49/.408 33-57/.579 40-61--101/3.4 46-0 12 24 12 9 261/8.7
03-04 32-31 856-26.8 150-252/.595 4-12/.333 67-105/.638 75-85--160/5.0 78-1 22 40 14 21 371/11.6
04-05 39-39 979-25.1 175-319/.549 20-52/.385 97-133/.729 103-119--222/5.7 102-0 16 42 9 25 467/12.0
Totals 128-89 2553-19.9 456-797/.572 47-118/.398 219-331/.662 237-294--531/4.1 247-1 52 116 39 58 1178/9.2


G-GS = Games Played and Games Started
Min-Avg = Minutes per season and average minutes per game
FGM-A/% = Field Goals Made per Attempts and Percentage
3PM-A/% = Three Point Field Goals Made per Attempts and Percentage
FTM-A/% = Free Throws Made per Attempts and Percentage
OR-DR--TOT/Avg = Offensive Rebounds, Defensive Rebounds, Total Rebounds, and Average per game
PF-DQ = Personal Fouls and Disqualifications
A = Assists
TO = Turnovers
B = Blocks
S = Steals
PTS/Avg = Total Points and Average Points per Game


Professional career

Powell participated in various NBA Summer leagues looking to be picked up by an NBA roster. He eventually made the Seattle Supersonics training roster but failed to make the final roster.


Powell then decided to play in the Continental Basketball Association (CBA). The Rockford Lightning drafted Powell in the fourth round (30th overall selection) of the CBA draft in 2005. He enjoyed unparalleled success with the Lightning. The Continental Basketball Association named Powell the CBA Rookie of the Year for the 2005-06 season, voted on by the eight CBA head coaches. The Continental Basketball Association or CBA is a professional mens basketball league in the United States. ... The Rockford Lightning are a basketball team that play in the Continental Basketball Association. ...


Powell continued to pursue a career in the NBA trying out for the Utah Jazz where he was reunited with former Illini teammates Dee Brown and Deron Williams. After working relentlessly over the summer, Powell made the Utah Jazz final roster for the 2006-07 NBA season. The Utah Jazz is a professional basketball team based in Salt Lake City, Utah. ... 2005 Sports Illustrated cover featuring Dee Brown. ... Deron Williams (born June 26, 1984 in Parkersburg, West Virginia) is an American professional basketball player in the National Basketball Association and former collegiate player for the University of Illinois. ... The 2006-07 NBA season is the 61st season of the National Basketball Association. ...


Powell scored his first points in the NBA with a pair of free throws on November 18, 2006 against the Phoenix Suns after being fouled by Shawn Marion. The Phoenix Suns are a professional basketball team based in Phoenix, Arizona. ... Shawn Dwayne Marion (born May 7, 1978 in Waukegan, Illinois) is an American professional basketball player. ...


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