Carlos Deon Rogers (born February 6, 1971 in Detroit, Michigan) is a retired American professional Basketball player who was selected by the Seattle SuperSonics in the 1st round (11th overall) of the 1994 NBA Draft.
A 6'11" forward-center from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and Tennessee State University, Rogers played in eight NBA seasons from 1994 to 2002. He played for the Golden State Warriors, Toronto Raptors, Portland Trail Blazers, Houston and Indiana Pacers.
In his NBA career, Rogers played in 298 games and scored a total of 2,196 points.
Before Carlos made it to the NBA, he offered to donate his Kidney to his sister, Rene, who declined the offer so he could achieve his dream of playing in the NBA. His sister received a cadaver kidney, which failed, and she died soon after Carlos was drafted.
Carlos was recently featured on Oprah's Big Give, in which he donated $1,000 and his time to improve playground equipment for children in Houston, Texas