Commodores in Pro Basketball

Tracking how former Vandy standouts are playing in the professional ranks

This information on former Vanderbilt student-athletes playing professional basketball was updated March 17, 2020.

Darius Garland (2019) // Cleveland // Garland was the No. 5 overall pick in the 2019 NBA Draft. He played five games for the Commodores before a knee injury ended his only Vandy season. 

Garland has played 59 games and the rookie is averaging 12.3 points, 3.9 assists, 1.9 rebounds and 0.7 steals per game. Garland is shooting 40.1 percent from the field and playing 30.9 minutes per contest.

Damian Jones (2013-16) // Atlanta // Jones starts his fourth season in the NBA after three with Golden State. The 7-foot center had played 49 career games and averaged 3.6 points and 2.3 rebounds in his career before the start of this season.

Jones has played in 55 games with the Hawks in 2019-20 and is averaging 5.6 points and 3.7 rebounds per game. He’s shooting 68 percent from the field.

Luke Kornet (2015-18) // Chicago // A 7-foot-1 forward, Kornet joined the Bulls this offseason after two seasons with the New York Knicks. Kornet had played 66 career games and averaged 6.9 points and three rebounds during his career before the start of this season.

In 36 games this season, Kornet is averaging six points and 2.3 rebounds per game. He’s shooting 43.9 percent from the field.

 


Wade Baldwin IV (2014-16) // Olympiacos (Greece) // A 6-foot-4 guard, Baldwin was the No. 17 overall pick by Memphis in the 2016 NBA Draft. Baldwin has played with Memphis and Portland in the NBA and Iowa, Texas and Raptors 905 in the G League.

Baldwin has played in 21 games for Olympiacos and is averaging 5.1 points, 1.9 assists and 1.7 rebounds this season.

Kyle Fuller (2010-14) // Corinthians (Brazil) // A 6-foot-2 point guard, Fuller began his professional career in the NBA’s D League before playing in Venezuela and Peru.

Fuller is averaging 13.3 points, 2.3 assists and 1.5 rebounds per game in 22 games this season. He’s shooting 50 percent from the floor.

Lance Goulborne (2008-12) // Tokyo Hachioji Trains (Japan) // A 6-foot-8, 230-pound forward, Goulborne is in his first season with the Trains after spending seasons in France, Turkey and the NBA’s G League.

In eight games with the Trains this season he’s averaging 20.6 points, 10.1 rebounds and 4.9 assists per game while shooting 55.4 percent from the field.

John Jenkins (2009-12) // Jiangsu Dragons (China) // A 6-foot-4 guard, Jenkins was drafted 23rd overall by Atlanta in the 2012 NBA Draft. He appeared in 22 games for New York during the 2018-19 season and averaged 5.2 points per game.

Jenkins is averaging 20 points, 4.5 rebounds and two assists after four games with the Dragons. He’s shooting 41 percent from the floor.

Riley LaChance (2014-18) // Crelan Okapi Aalstar (Belgium) // A 6-foot-2 point guard, LaChance started his professional career in Poland.

LaChance is averaging 16.3 points, 2.3 assists and 1.5 steals in 15 games this season. He’s shooting 49.5 percent from the field, 42.2 percent from behind the 3-point line and 90 percent from the line.

AJ Ogilvy (2007-10) // Illawarra Hawks (Austraila) // A 6-foot-11 center, Ogilvy started his professional career in Turkey and has since played in Spain, Germany, Puerto Rico and Iran.

Ogilvy is averaging 8.5 points, 6.1 rebounds and 1.8 assists after 26 games this season.

Jeff Roberson (2014-18) // Trefl Sopot (Poland) // A 6-foot-6 forward, Roberson began his professional career playing for the Maine Red Claws in the G League.

Roberson is averaging 8.7 points, 4.1 rebounds and one assist in 17 games this season.

Simi Shittu (2018-19) // Windy City Bulls (NBA G League) // Shittu averaged 10.9 points and 6.7 rebounds per game during his one season in Nashville.

Shittu has played in 40 games for Windy City and is averaging 12.3 points and 6.4 rebounds per game while shooting 57.1 percent from the field.

Jeffery Taylor (2008-12) // Real Madrid (Spain) // A 6-foot-7 forward, Taylor was the 31st overall pick by Charlotte in the 2012 NBA Draft. He spent three seasons in the NBA before playing for the Austin Spurs in the NBA’s D League.

Taylor is now in his fifth season with Real Madrid and is averaging 4.7 points, two rebounds and 1.3 assists in 23 games this season.

Bradley Tinsley (2008-12) // FC Porto (Portugal) // A 6-foot-3 guard, Tinsley began his professional career in Belgium and has spent time in Australia, Germany, Lithuania and Italy.

Tinsley is averaging 9.4 points, 5.1 assists and 3.1 rebounds in 20 games this season. He’s shooting 54.3 percent from the field.