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Former University of Georgia basketball players

Updated on August 25, 2015

Former University of Georgia basketball players

Keep up with former Dawg basketball players when they leave Athens, GA. Where are they now? In the NBA, playing overseas?

INCLUDED: Dominique Wilkins, Trey Thompkins, Rashard Wright, Shandon Anderson, Damien Wilkins, Travis Leslie, Jarvis Hayes, Jumaine Jones, Channing Toney, Sundiata Gaines, Gerald Robinson Jr, Jeremy Price, Chris Barnes, Terrance Woodbury, Mike Mercer, Albert Jackson and more...


March 10, 2013 -- Travis Leslie has signed a 10-day contract with the Utah Jazz. Leslie was drafted by the Clippers in 2011 but was released in the fall of 2012. Leslie played in the D-League before signing with Utah.

March 2013 -- Damien Wilkins had 21 points and 6 rebounds for the 76ers on March 6th against his former team, the Atlanta Hawks. Wilkins followed that up four days later with a 13-point, 6 assist, 3 block effort against Orlando.

May 2012 -- Former Georgia forward Jonas Hayes is returning to the team as a Program Coordinator.

November 2012 -- Sundiata Gaines spent the 2012 season in the Chinese basketball League.

November 2012 -- Travis Leslie was released by the LA Clippers and but joined the NBA Developmental League. He made the D-League All-Star team and was named MVP of the game.

Current NBA Dawgs


Kentavious Caldwell-Pope: Drafted in the 1st Round in 2013, Caldwell-Pope averaged almost 13 points in the 2014-2015 season.


Sundiata Gaines: Former New Jersey Nets point guard, signed with Fujian of the Chinese League.

Trey Thompkins: Los Angeles Clippers power forward

Travis Leslie: Former Los Angeles Clippers guard. Played in the NBA D-League, for Santa Cruz before signing with Utah in March 2013.

Damien Wilkins: Philadelphia 76ers forward

Dawgs Overseas

2015 Season

Gerald Robinson

Jeremy Price

Angel Robinson

2013 Season

Sundiata Gaines: Gaines is playing for Fujian Xunxing (CHINA) during the 2012-2013 season.HIGH SCHOOL: Archbishop Molloy High School (New York)

Dustin Ware: August 2012, Ware signed with Cibona Zagreb, a team in Croatia.
HIGH SCHOOL: North Cobb Christian, Powder Springs GA

Gerald Robinson: August 2012: Signed with the Leuven Bears in Belgium.HIGH SCHOOL: MLK High School, Nashville TN

Mike Mercer*:2013: Point guard for the Geelong Supercats of2012: BG Illertal (Germany)*Transferred from UGA to University of South Florida.
HIGH SCHOOL: Played at South Gwinnett High School

Chris Barnes: Baltic League/Lithuania/Athens Razors (ABA)Left UGA after 2011 season.
High school: Riverdale

Levi Stukes: Club Trouville (Uraguay)/Athens Razors (ABA)UGA (2004-2007) Averaged 15 pts per game in 2004.
High school: Randallstown Rams (Randallstown, MD)

Albert Jackson: Olimpico LB (Argentina)UGA (2007-2010)High school: Oak Hill Academy (VA)From Earlington, KY

Jeremy Price: Finland (more info below); in 2012 played in Kosovo. In January 2013 moved to play in Macedonia.High school: Columbia (Decatur Georgia)

Angel Robinson: Tarbes, France High school: Marietta High School (Marietta, Georgia)


Dawgs in the NBA


Anderson, Shandon 1996-2005

Anderson, Willie 1988-1996

Bassett, Tim 1973-1979

Claxton, Charles 1995-1995

Dorsey, Jacky 1977-1980

Fleming, Vern 1984-1995 (PICTURED)

Gaines, Sundiata 2010-2012

Green, Litterial 1992-1998

Hayes, Jarvis 2003-2009

Henderson, Cedric 1986-1986

Kessler, Alec 1990-1993

Leslie, Travis 2011- present

Thompkins, Trey 2011-present

White, Herb 1970-1970

Wilkins, Damien 2004-present

Wilkins, Dominique 1982-1998 HOF

Gerald Robinson Jr.

Former UGA guard had good showing at invitational tournament

AUGUST 2012 UPDATE: Robinson has signed with the Leuven Bears (BELGIUM)

Left UGA after 2011-2012 season.Transfer from Middle Tennessee State.Robinson took part in the 2012 Portsmouth Invitational Tournament in April and played very well. In three games he averaged 9.7 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists per game. He also had 8 steals in 3 games! He was also 4-for-7 from 3-pt range, the best of anyone at the tournament.Update on Robinson's pro workouts (Spring 2012).

Trey Thompkins

2012 Rookie; Los Angeles Clippers

Howard "Trey" Thompkins - 6'10" 244 pound power forward.


Wesleyan School (Norcross, GA)

Oak Hill Academy (NC)


University of Georgia (2008-2011)


2nd Round Pick of the Los Angeles Clippers (Pick #37) - 2011 NBA Draft

Trey's NBA profile.

Travis Leslie 6'4 205 pound shooting guard

Step right up! Watch Travis Leslie Dunk!


Columbia High School (Decatur, GA)


University of Georgia (2008-2011)


2nd Round Pick of the Los Angeles Clippers (Pick #47) - 2011 NBA Draft

March 2013 - Signed 10-day contract with the Utah Jazz.

Travis Leslie's best dunks from the NBA D-League

Jeremy Price


Columbia High School


UGA 2007-2011


Kataja (Finland) (2011-12)

Kosovo (2012)

Macedonia (2013)

For more updates on Price's career, click here.

Terrance Woodbury

NBA D-League

High School: Coastal Christian Academy [Virginia Beach, Virginia (United States)]

College: UGA c/o 2009

2008 All SEC Tournament Team


223 lbs.

Check out his bio here.

Rashard Wright

PG, class of 2004

Wright was taken in the second round of the 2004 NBA Draft by the Indiana Pacers. After being cut by the Pacers, he bounced around in the NBA for a few seasons. Wright has been playing in Europe ever since - currently he's with PAOK Thessaloniki (Greece).

2011 Season in Review: Damien Wilkins signs with Atlanta Hawks

University of Georgia Product is Six-Year NBA Veteran

***JAN. 28, 2011 - FROM THE ATLANTA HAWKS***

ATLANTA, GA -- The Atlanta Hawks have signed guard/forward Damien Wilkins to a contract for the remainder of the 2011 season, according to Executive Vice President/General Manager Rick Sund. Per team policy, terms were not disclosed.

Wilkins has appeared in 20 games this season and is averaging 2.6 points and 1.8 rebounds in 12.3 minutes while shooting 45 percent from the field. Wilkins, 30, played in two preseason games with Memphis this year, averaging 2.0 ppg, 3.0 rpg and 1.0 spg (.400 FG%). He has appeared in 390 regular season NBA games over six seasons with Seattle/Oklahoma City (2004-09) and Minnesota (2009-10), and owns career averages of 7.2 ppg, 2.7 rpg and 1.6 apg (.421 FG%, .333 3FG%, .807 FT%). Wilkins saw action in seven playoff games with Seattle in 2004-05, putting up 5.6 ppg, 2.6 rpg and 1.4 spg (.444 FG%).

The son of former NBA player Gerald Wilkins and nephew of Hawks Hall-of-Famer Dominique Wilkins, he played his first two years of college basketball at North Carolina State (1999-2001), before transferring to Georgia for his final two campaigns (2002-04).

Damien Lamont Wilkins was born January 11, 1980 in Washington, North Carolina. He will wear uniform no. 3.

Shandon Anderson

NBA: 1996-2006

Shandon Rodriguez Anderson (born December 31, 1973 in Atlanta, Georgia) is an American former professional basketball player in the NBA, who last played with the Miami Heat.

Anderson attended Alonzo A. Crim High School in Atlanta, Georgia, then played basketball at the University of Georgia. He was drafted in the second round (54th overall) of the 1996 NBA Draft by the Utah Jazz, and played for the Jazz, the Houston Rockets, the New York Knicks and the Heat. His best season was in 1999-2000, when he averaged 12.3 points per game with the Rockets. His career average is 7.8 points per game.

He is the younger brother of former Knicks and Heat member, Willie Anderson.

Anderson won an NBA championship in 2006 with the Miami Heat as a backup.

Georgia Vs. Lsu 2007 - Levi Stukes 3-pointer at the Buzzer

**Stukes now plays for Club Trouville in Uraguay and has also played with the Athens Razor.**


Sundiata Gaines

PG; graduated in 2008

Pro Career:

2009-2010: Utah Jazz (signed with them after being undrafted)2010-2011: Minnesota/Toronto/New Jersey

2011-2012: San Antonio

2013: China Professional League

Jarvis Hayes

UGA; 2000-2003

Pro Career:

2003-2007: Washington Wizards

2007-2008: Detroit Pistons

2008-2010: New Jersey Nets

2010: Turkey

2011: Signed with Spartak St. Petersburg (Russian leage).

Jumaine Jones

Left UGA in 1999

Pro Career:

2011: Pepsi Juvecaserta of the Italian League.

Damien Wilkins

UGA; left in 2001

Pro Career:

11 year NBA career; has played for Seattle Supersonics, OK City Thunder, Atlanta Hawks, Detroit Pistons, Milwaukee Bucks, Minnesota Timberwolves and the Memphis Grizzlies.

2011-2012: Detroit Pistons

2012-2013: Philadelphia 76ers

Interview with DA Layne

Travis Leslie - Back to the NBA after brief D-League stint

Who did I forget? - Remind me here and I'll find out what they're up to these days...

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      7 years ago

      What about the Miller twins - are they still in the WNBA?

    • ButlerOlsonPubl profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago

      Sundiata just finished his second season in the league. In 2010-2011 he played for the Jazz and this year he was a New Jersey Net.

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      8 years ago

      Is Sundiata Gaines still in the league?


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