Commodores in Pro Basketball

Tracking how former Vandy standouts are playing in the professional ranks

This information on former Vanderbilt student-athletes on current National Basketball League rosters was updated Jan. 14, 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 40 games and the rookie is averaging 12.2 points, 3.4 assists, two rebounds and 0.8 steals per game. Garland is shooting 41.2 percent from the field and playing 29.6 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 has played 49 career games and has averaged 3.6 points and 2.3 rebounds in his career before this season.

Jones has played in 35 games with the Hawks in 2019-20 and is averaging 6.2 points and 3.7 rebounds per game. He’s shooting 69 percent from the field and 33.3 percent from long distance.

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 has played 66 career games and has averaged 6.9 points and three rebounds during his career.

In 21 games this season, Kornet is averaging three points and 1.7 rebounds per game. He’s shooting 35.8 percent from the field.

 


Wade Baldwin (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 14 games for Olympiacos and is averaging 4.4 points and 1.2 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 12.8 points, 2.3 assists and 1.7 rebounds per game in 15 games this season. He’s shooting 48.9 percent from the floor.

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 recently signed with Jiangsu and has yet to make his debut with the Dragons.

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

LaChance is averaging 12.3 points, 2.3 assists and 1.4 steals in 12 games this season. He’s shooting 50.8 percent from the field, 42.4 percent from behind the 3-point line and 89.1 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 9.4 points, 6.7 rebounds and 1.6 assists after 20 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 9.3 points, 3.9 rebounds and one assist in 14 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 21 games for Windy City and is averaging nine points and 4.8 rebounds per game while shooting 58.4 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 4.3 points, 1.9 rebounds and 1.3 assists in 17 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 9.3 points, five assists and 3.3 rebounds in 16 games this season. He’s also shooting 57.3 percent from the field.