Where are they now? An exhaustive look at where former Zags are playing (and coaching) in 2023-24

Every year, players finish their college career in Spokane with the Gonzaga Bulldogs. But that is rarely, as in almost never, the end of said player’s career playing basketball.

While the NBA is only for a select few, many others have incredibly lengthy and lucrative careers playing in any number of other countries. Currently Gonzaga has alumni suiting up in Russia, Germany, Lithuania, Japan, France, Belgium, Italy, Greece, Hungary, and more.

Most are recent alumni, as you might expect, although many of you will be quite surprised to see a few of the names on this list because of how long ago it was they were playing at The Kennel.

Below is a compiled list of every Zag playing professionally, organized by NBA, G-League, Europe, Asia, and at the bottom the ‘unsure’ category. These are guys who may not be done playing, but who either are not signed right now or it is unclear if they are on a roster.

There is also a category for former players who are coaching either at the collegiate or professional level, although I don’t believe this list is complete, and a look at players who transferred out and are still playing in college.

If anyone has any information on players I may have missed, please let me know.

(Last updated 11/14/2023)

Mandatory Credit: Rob Ferguson-USA TODAY Sports


Brandon Clarke – Memphis Grizzlies (injured)

Zach Collins – San Antonio Spurs

Rui Hachimura – Los Angeles Lakers

Chet Holmgren – Oklahoma City Thunder

Corey Kispert – Washington Wizards

Andrew Nembhard – Indiana Pacers

Kelly Olynyk – Utah Jazz

Filip Petrusev – Sacramento Kings

Domantas Sabonis – Sacramento Kings

Julian Strawther – Denver Nuggets

Jalen Suggs – Orlando Magic

NBA G-League

Admon Gilder – G-League Ignite

Jeremy Pargo – G-League Ignite

Malachi Smith – Rip City Remix

David Stockton – G-League Ignite

Drew Timme – Wisconsin Herd


Martynas Arlauskas – Pieno Zvaigzdes (Lithuania)

Joel Ayayi – Nanterre (France)

Rasir Bolton – Telenet Giants Antwerp (Belgium)

Aaron Cook – Eisbaren Bremerhaven (Germany)

Geno Crandall – EWE Baskets Oldenburg (Germany)

Micah Downs – Portimonense S.C (Portugal)

Elias Harris – FC Bayern Munich (Germany)

Mathis Keita – Champagne Basket (France)

Matthew Lang – KB Istogu (Kosovo)

Silas Melson – Riesen Ludwigsburg (Germany)

Mathis Monninghoff – BG Gottingen (Germany)

Kevin Pangos – Armani Milan (Italy)

Josh Perkins – PBC Uralmash (Russia)

Nigel Williams-Goss – Olympiacos Piraeus (Greece)

Kyle Wiltjer – Reyer Venezia (Italy)

Ryan Woolridge – Naturtex-SZTE-Szedeak (Hungary)

Pavel Zakharov – CSKA Moscow (Russia)

(Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)


Ira Brown – Chiba Jets (Japan)

Jeremy Jones – Nagoya Fighting Eagles (Japan)

Johnathan Williams – Phoenix Super LPG (Philippines)

College/Pro coaching

Rem Bakamus – Director of Player Development at Arizona

Kyle Bankhead – Assistant coach, San Francisco

JP Batista – Former graduate assistant at Gonzaga (2022-23)

Gary Bell – Assistant coach, Northern Arizona

Stephen Gentry – Assistant coach, Gonzaga

Grant Gibbs – Assistant coach, Oklahoma City Thunder

Connor Griffin – Video Coordinator, Denver Nuggets

Przemek Karnowski – Graduate Assistant at Arizona

Brian Michaelson – Associate Head Coach, Gonzaga

Zach Norvell – Assistant coach, Gonzaga

Mandatory Credit: Zachary BonDurant-USA TODAY Sports

Transfers (still in College Basketball)

Oumar Ballo – Arizona

Dominick Harris – LMU

Efton Reid – Wake Forest (ineligible for 2023-24 season)

Hunter Sallis – Wake Forest

Unsure right now (will update regularly)

Bryan Alberts – Last played: Hottur (Israel) in 2022-23

Marquise Carter – Last Played: Naturtex-SZTE-Szedeak (Hungary) in 2022-23

Austin Daye – Last Played: Carpegna Prosciutto Pesaro (Italy) in 2022-23

Guy Edi – Last Played: Calgary Surge (Canada) in 2022-23

Jordan Mathews – Last Played: PGE Spojnia Stargard (Poland) in 2022-23

Angel Nunez – Last Played: Ionikos Nikaias (Greece) in 2022-23

Killian Tillie – Last Played: Memphis Hustle (G-League) in 2021-22

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