The University of Nevada Wolf Pack men’s basketball program is one of the most storied teams in college basketball. With 23 regular season conference championships and five tournament titles, the Wolf Pack have established themselves as one of the most successful teams in the Mountain West Conference.
Over the years, Nevada has featured some of the best players in college basketball, and they continue to strive for excellence every season. Whether it’s in the classroom or on the court, the Wolf Pack are a team dedicated to success.
- Caleb Martin
- Cody Martin
- Grant Sherfield
- Armon Johnson
- Steve Alford
- JaVale McGee
- Jarod Lucas
- Jordan Caroline
- Nick Fazekas
- Kirk Snyder
- Luke Babbitt
- Edgar Jones
- Ramon Sessions
- Marcelus Kemp
- Johnny High
- Deonte Burton
- Craig Neal
- Pete Padgett
- Mo Charlo
- Nisre Zouzoua
- Kevinn Pinkney
- David Wood
- Eric Musselman
- Dario Hunt
- Jake Lawlor
1. Caleb Martin
- Mountain West Player of the Year (2018)
- 2× First-team All-Mountain West (2018, 2019)
- Mountain West Newcomer of the Year (2018)
Caleb Martin was drafted by the Miami Heat in the 2017 NBA draft. Caleb Martin attended Oak Hill Academy and played for the school's basketball team. In his two seasons with Miami (2017-2018), he averaged 5 points, 2 rebounds, and 1 assist per game.
He is a small forward or power forward who can play both defense and offense effectively on either side of the court. Martin was a standout at NC State, where he averaged 20.2 points and 7.4 rebounds per game as a senior in 2017-2018.
Martin went undrafted in the 2019 NBA Draft but signed with the Charlotte Hornets shortly thereafter.
He made his debut for the Hornets on October 10th against the Oklahoma City Thunder, scoring 11 points on 5 of 8 shooting from the field and adding 4 rebounds in 26 minutes of play.
Martin played sparingly for Charlotte over the next few months before being traded to Greensboro Swarm late into December - where he led all players in scoring (25 ppg) and rebounding (10 RPG).
In February 2020, Martin was traded to Miami Heat along with center Bam Adebayo and point guard Shabazz Napier in exchange for Goran Dragic, Kelly Olynyk, Josh Richardson, Devin Booker & a future first-round draft pick.
However, due to injury concerns around Adebayo & Napier respectively; Martin only featured sporadically across 14 games during this time frame averaging 6 PPG while grabbing 2 RPGs off the bench .
Failing to make an impact overall aside from helping lead Miami back into playoff contention as they finished 3rd seed behind Milwaukee Bucks & Philadelphia 76ers.
2. Cody Martin
- High school: , Davie County, (Mocksville, North Carolina), Oak Hill Academy, (Mouth of Wilson, Virginia)
- College: , NC State (2014–2016), Nevada (2017–2019)
- NBA draft 2019 / Round: 2 / Pick: 36th overall
- Selected by the Charlotte Hornets
- Playing career: 2019–present
- 2019–present: Charlotte Hornets
- 2019: →Greensboro Swarm
- Second-team All-Mountain West (2018), Third-team All-Mountain West (2019), Mountain West Defensive Player of the Year (2018)
Cody Martin was born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina on September 28, 1995. He attended Davie County High School and then Oak Hill Academy before entering the NBA draft in 2016.
Martin played college basketball for Duke University and won a National Championship in 2017 as a junior. After going undrafted in the 2016 NBA Draft, he signed with the Charlotte Hornets and made his debut that season.
In 2018-19, he averaged 15 points per game while playing 34 minutes per game off the bench for Charlotte Hornets. Cody Martin played college basketball at NC State and Nevada.
He was drafted in the second round of the 2019 NBA Draft by the Charlotte Hornets, but has yet to play a game for them.
Martin is currently playing with the Greensboro Swarm in the G League. In 2018, he won Mountain West Defensive Player of the Year honors after averaging 2 blocks and 1 steal per game.
NC State during their run to an NIT quarterfinal appearance that year as well as being named First Team All-MWC along with teammate Abdul-Malik Abu (a first-team selection this season).
Outside of basketball, Cody also studies business management at Nevada where he plans on attending law school after his career is over so that he can continue helping people through legal counsel or mediation services if needed.
something his father did before him when Cody was growing up and something Cody takes great pride in following in his footsteps both on and off court because it's always been one of his passions alongside playing sports professionally.
Also Played For: charlotte hornets
3. Grant Sherfield
- High school: , North Crowley, (Fort Worth, Texas), Sunrise Christian Academy, (Bel Aire, Kansas)
- College: , Wichita State (2019–2020), Nevada (2020–2022), Oklahoma (2022–present)
- First-team All-Mountain West (2021), Third-team All-Mountain West (2022), Mountain West Newcomer of the Year (2021)
Grant Sherfield is a talented point guard for the Oklahoma Sooners. He was born in Wichita, Kansas and played high school basketball at North Crowley. Grant has shown great promise as a freshman with the Sooners, averaging 10 points and 4 assists per game.
Grant will be playing his sophomore season this year with the Sooners and is looking to take his game to new heights in 2017-2018.
Grant Sherfield is a 2020 graduate of Sunrise Christian Academy in Bel Aire, Kansas. He played soccer for the academy and was named to the First-team All-Mountain West in 2021.
Grant signed with Wichita State after his freshman year of college, and will play there next season. Grant has already made an impact at Wichita State, being named Third-team All-Mountain West as a sophomore in 2022 before becoming a first team selection as a junior in 2021.
As one of only two freshmen on the 2021 Mountain West Newcomer of the Year squad, Grant’s future looks very bright both on and off the field.
4. Armon Johnson
Portland Trail Blazers
- High school: Hug (Reno, Nevada)
- College: Nevada (2007–2010)
- NBA draft 2010 / Round: 2 / Pick: 34th overall
- Selected by the Portland Trail Blazers
- Playing career: 2010–2017
- Position: Point guard
- Number: 1, 7
- 2010–2012: Portland Trail Blazers
- 2011–2012: →Idaho Stampede
- 2012: New Jersey Nets
- 2012: Astana
- 2014: Valladolid
- 2014: Le Mans Sarthe
- 2015: Austin Spurs
- 2016–2017: Nevada Senators
- First-team All-WAC (2009), Second-team All-WAC (2010), WAC Freshman of the Year (2008), WAC All-Newcomer Team (2008)
Armon Johnson was born in Chicago, Illinois on February 23, 1989. After playing college basketball at Nevada from 2007-2010 Armon Johnson was drafted by the Portland Trail Blazers in the 2010 NBA draft and started his professional career with them that same year.
During his time with the Trail Blazers he won two championships (2012 & 2017) and made an All-Star team (2015). In 2017 Armon retired from professional basketball after six seasons to pursue a new career opportunity outside of basketball.
Johnson was a standout player at Idaho State where he averaged 18.5 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists per game over his career.
Johnson was drafted in the second round of the 2012 NBA draft by the New Jersey Nets, but never played in an NBA game. He later signed with the Astana club of Kazakhstan before being traded to Valladolid in Spain in 2014.
In 2015, Johnson joined Austin Spurs for their inaugural season and led them to playoffs as captain of team; however, they were eliminated by eventual champions Golden State Warriors 4-1 in first round playoff series.
In 2016–2017, Johnson returned to Nevada Senators for another season where he helped guide them to WAC regular season championship and berth into WAC Tournament Championship which they eventually lost 2-0 against Fresno Stampede.
Also Played For: 2010 nba draft
5. Steve Alford
Indiana Hoosiers men's basketball
- High school: Chrysler (New Castle, Indiana)
- College: Indiana (1983–1987)
- NBA draft 1987 / Round: 2 / Pick: 26th overall
- Selected by the Dallas Mavericks
- Playing career: 1987–1991
- Position: Point guard / Shooting guard
- Number: 2, 4
- Coaching career: 1991–present
- As player:, NCAA champion (1987), 2× Consensus first-team All-American (1986, 1987), 3× First-team All-Big Ten (1985–1987), Big Ten MVP (1987), Indiana Mr. Basketball (1983), , As coach:, , Pac-12 tournament champion (2014), 2× MWC tournament champion (2012, 2013), 4× MWC regular season champion (2009, 2010, 2012, 2013), 2× Big Ten tournament champion (2001, 2006), 2× Heartland Conference regular season champion (1994, 1995), 3× MWC Coach of the Year (2009, 2010, 2013)
- Medals, , Men's basketball, Representing the United States, : 1984 Los Angeles: Basketball
- Men's basketball
- Representing the United States
- : 1984 Los Angeles: Basketball
Steve Alford is currently the head coach of the Nevada Wolf Pack in the Mountain West Conference. Prior to his coaching career, he played point guard and shooting guard in the NBA for the Dallas Mavericks from 1987-1991.
His coaching experience began in 1991 with a stint as an assistant at Arizona State before moving on to Indiana University where he was head coach from 2003-2013. He has also served as an assistant coach at UCLA and Iowa State among other schools throughout his lengthy coaching career.
In 2013, he was named head coach at New Mexico Lobos who are members of Division I basketball . In 2017-2018, Alford led a young UNM squad to its first NCAA Tournament appearance since 2006 by winning 29 games.
Overall including 20 against conference opponents en route to earning MWC regular season champion status for just the second time ever.
The Lobos lost 71-62 (8OT) in overtime against #1 seed Villanova in their opening round matchup but showed great resilience - having trailed by fourteen points with 7:22 left - ultimately becoming one of just four teams nationally ranked below #25 that made it allthe way to Dance under Steve Alford's tutelage.
A native of Franklin, Indiana (just outside Indianapolis), Steve attended Chrysler High School where he starred both on and off the court during his playing days alongside future pros Reggie Miller (Indiana Pacers) and Christian Laettner (Kansas Jayhawks).
6. JaVale McGee
- High school: , Detroit Country Day, (Beverly Hills, Michigan), Providence Christian, (Fremont, Michigan), Hales Franciscan, (Chicago, Illinois)
- College: Nevada (2006–2008)
- NBA draft 2008 / Round: 1 / Pick: 18th overall
- Selected by the Washington Wizards
- Playing career: 2008–present
- 2008–2012: Washington Wizards
- 2012–2015: Denver Nuggets
- 2015: Philadelphia 76ers
- 2015–2016: Dallas Mavericks
- 2016–2018: Golden State Warriors
- 2018–2020: Los Angeles Lakers
- 2020–2021: Cleveland Cavaliers
- 2021: Denver Nuggets
- 2021–2022: Phoenix Suns
- 2022–present: Dallas Mavericks
- 3× NBA champion (2017, 2018, 2020)
- Medals, , Men's basketball, Representing the United States, Olympic Games, : 2020 Tokyo: Team
- Men's basketball
- Representing the United States
- Olympic Games
- : 2020 Tokyo: Team
JaVale McGee was born on January 19, 1988 in Flint, Michigan. He attended high school in Detroit Country Day and then Providence Christian before going to Hales Franciscan College for two years.
JaVale played his first professional season with the Dallas Mavericks of the NBA. In 2011, he joined the Denver Nuggets where he spent four seasons before joining the Washington Wizards in 2018-19.
JaVale is a seven foot center who has averaged over 10 points per game throughout his career so far.
JaVale McGee is an experienced player who has competed in the NBA for a number of years. JaVale was drafted by the Washington Wizards in 2008 and spent time with them before moving on to other teams.
He became a three-time champion with Golden State Warriors, Dallas Mavericks and Cleveland Cavaliers respectively. McGee also received several awards during his career such as Sixth Man of the Year and All-Star Game MVP Award.
7. Jarod Lucas
Nevada Wolf Pack men's basketball
- High school: Los Altos, (Hacienda Heights, California)
- College: Oregon State (2019–2022), Nevada (2022-present)
Jarod Lucas is a point guard and shooting guard for Nevada. Lucas started playing basketball at the age of six. He attended high school at Whittier Christian School where he was a two-time All-State and All-Conference selection.
Lucas played one season at Oregon State before transferring to Nevada. Lucas averaged 16.4 points, 5.4 rebounds and 4.9 assists as a junior at Oregon State.
He was named to the All-Mountain West Conference First Team and was a unanimous selection to the MWC All-Defensive Team.
Lucas was also named the MWC Newcomer of the Year and was a finalist for the Julius Erving Award. Lucas averaged 17.3 points, 5.8 rebounds and 4.8 assists as a sophomore at Nevada. He was named the MWC Player of the Year and was a finalist for the Bob Cousy Award.
Also Played For: mountain west conference
8. Jordan Caroline
- High school: , Champaign Central, (Champaign, Illinois), Montverde Academy, (Montverde, Florida)
- College: , Southern Illinois (2014–2015), Nevada (2016–2019)
- NBA draft: 2019 / Undrafted
- Playing career: 2019–present
- 2019–2020: South Bay Lakers
- 2020: Hapoel Eilat
- 2021: Kaohsiung Jeoutai Technology
- 2021–2022: Dolomiti Energia Trento
- 2022: Melbourne United
- 2022–2023: Baxi Manresa
- 2023–present: Fuenlabrada
- 2× First-team All-Mountain West (2018, 2019), Mountain West All-Defensive Team (2019), Second-team All-Mountain West (2017), Mountain West tournament MVP (2017), MVC All-Freshman Team (2015)
Jordan Caroline is a small forward who played college basketball for Montverde Academy in Florida. Caroline was a two-time All-American and helped lead Montverde to the National Championship in 2018.
Caroline was drafted in the first round of the 2019 NBA draft by the Boston Celtics. Caroline is a versatile player who can play both shooting guard and small forward positions. Caroline is known for his high-flying dunks and strong ball-handling skills.
Caroline is expected to provide depth for the Celtics on the wing. Caroline is a hardworking player who is looking to establish himself in the NBA.
Caroline is a dedicated family man who is married to his wife, Nevada. Caroline is a fan favorite in Boston and is looking to help the Celtics reach the playoffs.
Jordan Caroline is a professional basketball player who currently plays for Fuenlabrada of the Liga ACB. Caroline started his professional career in the Southern Illinois University Carbondale before transferring to Nevada in 2016.
He played one season for South Bay Lakers before joining HaPoel Eilat and averaging 11.2 points and 5.1 rebounds per game in the Israeli Premier League.
Caroline was drafted by the Utah Jazz in the 2019 NBA draft but was not signed by the team.
Also Played For: south bay lakers
9. Nick Fazekas
Kawasaki Brave Thunders
- High school: Ralston Valley (Arvada, Colorado)
- College: Nevada (2003–2007)
- NBA draft 2007 / Round: 2 / Pick: 34th overall
- Selected by the Dallas Mavericks
- Playing career: 2007–present
- 2007–2008: Dallas Mavericks
- 2007–2008: →Tulsa 66ers
- 2008: Los Angeles Clippers
- 2008–2009: Base Oostende
- 2009: ASVEL
- 2009–2010: JDA Dijon
- 2010–2011: Reno Bighorns
- 2012: Petron Blaze Boosters
- 2012–present: Toshiba Kawasaki Brave Thunders
- 2× B.League champion (2014, 2016), 3× B.League Player of the Year (2014, 2015, 2017), 2× B.League Finals MVP (2014, 2016), 5× All-B.LeagueFirst Team (2014–2018), 4× B.League scoring leader (2013–2015, 2017), 2× B.League rebounding leader (2016, 2018), 3× B.League Import Player of the Year (2013–2015), 2× B.League All-Star (2014, 2015), LNB Pro A champion (2009), Consensus second-team All-American (2007), 3× WAC Player of the Year (2005–2007), 3× First-team All-WAC (2005–2007), No. 22 retired by Nevada Wolf Pack, Mr. Colorado Basketball (2003)
Nick Fazekas is a ten-year veteran of the NBA who has played for the Dallas Mavericks, Milwaukee Bucks, and Phoenix Suns. Fazekas was born in 1985 in Arvada, Colorado and played high school basketball at Ralston Valley.
After playing college basketball for Nevada, Fazekas was drafted by the Dallas Mavericks in the second round of the 2007 NBA draft. Fazekas has played in the NBA for six seasons and has averaged 5.1 points, 3.2 rebounds, and 1.2 assists per game.
Fazekas signed with the Brave Thunders of the B.League in 2018 and has been a key contributor in their inaugural season. Nick Fazekas was born on January 22, 1985 in the town of West Newton, Massachusetts.
He played collegiately at the University of Tulsa where he was a two-time B.League champion and three-time B.League Player of the Year.
After graduating from Tulsa, Fazekas started his professional career with the Tulsa 66ers of the B.League. In 2008, he was drafted by the Los Angeles Clippers but did not play in the NBA.
In 2009, he signed with the Belgian club ASVEL and helped them win the LNB Pro A championship. In 2010, he joined the JDA Dijon of the French League. In 2011, he joined the Reno Bighorns of the NBA.
He returned to the B.League in 2012 and signed with the Japanese club, the Toshiba Kawasaki Brave Thunders. Fazekas has also played for the Australian club the Perth Wildcats and the Greek club PAOK.
10. Kirk Snyder
- High school: Upland (Upland, California)
- College: Nevada (2001–2004)
- NBA draft 2004 / Round: 1 / Pick: 16th overall
- Selected by the Utah Jazz
- Playing career: 2004–2011
- Position: Shooting guard / Small forward
- Number: 3, 1, 13, 30
- 2004–2005: Utah Jazz
- 2005–2006: New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets
- 2006–2008: Houston Rockets
- 2008: Minnesota Timberwolves
- 2008–2009: Zhejiang Horses
- 2011: Halifax Rainmen
- 2011: BC Nizhny Novgorod
- 2011: Reales de La Vega
- WAC Player of the Year (2004), 2× First-team All-WAC (2003, 2004)
Snyder was a shooting guard and small forward for the Utah Jazz from 2004 to 2011. Snyder was a first-round draft pick in 2004 and played for the Jazz for six seasons.
Snyder made an impact as a rookie with Utah, averaging 16.0 points, 4.9 rebounds, and 2.1 assists per game. Snyder's best season came in 2007, when he averaged 24.3 points, 4.9 rebounds, and 3.1 assists per game.
Snyder was traded to the Milwaukee Bucks in 2011 and played for them for one season. Snyder is now a free agent and is expected to sign with another NBA team. Snyder is a three-time All-Star and was named to the All-NBA Second Team in 2009.
Snyder is a two-time NBA champion (2008, 2010) and was the MVP of the 2010 championship series. Snyder is one of only nine players in NBA history to score 30 points in a game on three different occasions.
11. Luke Babbitt
Portland Trail Blazers
- High school: Galena (Reno, Nevada)
- College: Nevada (2008–2010)
- NBA draft 2010 / Round: 1 / Pick: 16th overall
- Selected by the Minnesota Timberwolves
- Playing career: 2010–2018
- Position: Small forward / Power forward
- Number: 11, 8, 5, 22
- Coaching career: 2022–present
- WAC Player of the Year (2010), 2× First-team All-WAC (2009, 2010), Second-team Parade All-American (2008), McDonald's All-American (2008)
Babbitt was drafted by the Minnesota Timberwolves in the 2010 NBA draft. He spent four seasons with the team before being traded to the Phoenix Suns in 2015.
Babbitt spent two seasons with the Suns before being traded to the Brooklyn Nets in 2017. He was with the Nets until he was traded to the Miami Heat in 2018. Babbitt has averaged 10.5 points, 5.7 rebounds and 2.5 assists in his career.
He has won two NBA championships with the Heat. Babbitt is a coach in the NBA 2K League. He is married and has two children. Babbitt is a member of the United States National Team. Babbitt is a 6'8" power forward who has played in the NBA for six seasons.
Babbitt was a two-time First-team All-WAC performer at Boise State, where he averaged 16.1 points and 10.4 rebounds per game. Babbitt has had a varied NBA career, playing for the Portland Trail Blazers, Idaho Stampede, Nizhny Novgorod, the New Orleans Pelicans, and the Atlanta Hawks.
In 2018, Babbitt was traded to the Miami Heat, but he was waived just a few weeks later. Babbitt is currently a free agent and is considered a possible candidate for the Atlanta Hawks' coaching staff. Babbitt is married and has two children. Babbitt is a devout Christian and has spoken about his faith in the past.
Babbitt is a native of Meridian, Idaho. Babbitt is considered a hard worker who is always looking to improve his skills.
Also Played For: nba 2k18
12. Edgar Jones
- High school: Barringer (Newark, New Jersey)
- College: Nevada (1975–1979)
- NBA draft 1979 / Round: 2 / Pick: 31st overall
- Selected by the Milwaukee Bucks
- Playing career: 1979–1995
- Position: Power forward / Center
- Number: 42, 44
- 1979–1980: Lehigh Valley Jets
- 1980–1981: New Jersey Nets
- 1981–1983: Detroit Pistons
- 1983–1984: San Antonio Spurs
- 1984–1986: Cleveland Cavaliers
- 1988–1990: Panathinaikos
- 1990: Peñas Huesca
- 1991–1992: Aris
- 1994–1995: Yakima Sun Kings
- Greek Cup winner (1992), CBA Rookie of the Year (1980), No. 32 retired by Nevada Wolf Pack
- Points: 3,257 (9.0 ppg)
- Rebounds: 1,745 (4.8 rpg)
- Blocks: 455 (1.3 bpg)
Edgar Jones was a 6'10" power forward/center who played in the NBA from 1979 to 1995. He was drafted by the Milwaukee Bucks in 1979 and played for them for six seasons before being traded to the Orlando Magic.
Jones also played for the Pistons, Philadelphia 76ers, and Sacramento Kings during his career. He was a three-time All-Star and won a championship with the Magic in 1995. Jones currently works as an assistant coach with the Bucks.
Edgar Jones was a standout player for the San Antonio Spurs from 1983 to 1984. Jones played for the Cleveland Cavaliers from 1984 to 1986 and then spent time with Panathinaikos in 1988 and Peñas Huesca in 1991. Jones was an All-Star for the first time in 1990 and was named to the Greek Cup All-Star team that year.
Jones played for the Yakima Sun Kings of the CBA for two seasons before retiring in 1995. Jones has had a successful post-playing career, including working as an assistant coach with the Nevada Wolf Pack and the Texas Legends of the G League.
Jones was inducted into the Texas Sports Hall of Fame in 2010. Jones has two children and lives in Austin, Texas. Jones remains active in the NBA community, serving as a mentor to young players and participating in charity events.
Edgar Jones is one of the most decorated players in NBA history and was an important part of the Spurs' and Cavaliers' championship runs in the 1980s.
13. Ramon Sessions
- High school: Myrtle Beach, (Myrtle Beach, South Carolina)
- College: Nevada (2004–2007)
- NBA draft 2007 / Round: 2 / Pick: 56th overall
- Selected by the Milwaukee Bucks
- Playing career: 2007–2018
- Position: Point guard
- Number: 7, 3, 13, 9, 1
- 2007–2009: Milwaukee Bucks
- 2007–2008: →Tulsa 66ers
- 2009–2010: Minnesota Timberwolves
- 2010–2012: Cleveland Cavaliers
- 2012: Los Angeles Lakers
- 2012–2014: Charlotte Bobcats
- 2014: Milwaukee Bucks
- 2014–2015: Sacramento Kings
- 2015–2016: Washington Wizards
- 2016–2017: Charlotte Hornets
- 2017–2018: New York Knicks
- 2018: Washington Wizards
- 2018: Maccabi Tel Aviv
- Second-team All-WAC (2007), WAC All-Newcomer Team (2005)
Sessions was drafted 56th overall in the 2007 NBA draft by the Milwaukee Bucks. Sessions spent three seasons with the Bucks, before being traded to the Memphis Grizzlies in February 2011.
Sessions spent two seasons with the Grizzlies, before signing with the Cleveland Cavaliers in January 2016. Sessions played for the Cavaliers until he was waived in February 2018. Sessions has since retired from basketball.
Ramon Sessions played for the Tulsa 66ers from 2007 to 2008 and for the Minnesota Timberwolves from 2009 to 2010. Sessions then played for the Cleveland Cavaliers from 2010 to 2012. He was then traded to the Los Angeles Lakers in 2012.
Sessions played for the Charlotte Bobcats from 2012 to 2014 and the Milwaukee Bucks from 2014 to 2015. He then played for the Sacramento Kings from 2015 to 2016. Sessions then played for the Washington Wizards from 2016 to 2017. Sessions then played for the Charlotte Hornets from 2017 to 2018.
Sessions then played for Maccabi Tel Aviv from 2018 to 2019. Sessions has played in the NBA for six seasons and has averaged 10.2 points, 2.4 rebounds, and 1.4 assists per game.
14. Marcelus Kemp
Mens Sana 1871 Basket
- High school: Garfield (Seattle, Washington)
- College: Nevada (2003–2008)
- NBA draft: 2008 / Undrafted
- Playing career: 2008–present
- 2008–2009: TDShop.it Livorno
- 2009–2010: Dinamo Sassari
- 2010–2011: Canadian Solar Bologna
- 2011–2012: Beşiktaş Milangaz
- 2012: Montepaschi Siena
- 2013: Cocodrilos de Caracas
- TBL champion (2012), Turkish Cup champion (2012), FIBA EuroChallenge champion (2012), 2× First-team All-WAC (2007–2008)
Marcelus Kemp is a 38-year-old American shooting guard and small forward who has played in the NBA since 2008. Kemp played collegiately at Nevada, where he averaged 9.1 points and 3.2 rebounds per game.
He was undrafted in the 2008 NBA Draft but signed with the Golden State Warriors. Kemp has spent the majority of his career with the Golden State Warriors, but has also played for the Atlanta Hawks, Memphis Grizzlies, and Dallas Mavericks.
Kemp has won two NBA Championships with the Golden State Warriors, in 2015 and 2017. Kemp has also been named to two All-Star teams, in 2016 and 2018. Kemp is currently a free agent, and has been linked with a move to the Brooklyn Nets. Kemp has announced that he will retire at the end of the 2019 season.
Marcelus Kemp is a three-time NBA Champion and two-time All-Star who is retiring at the end of the 2019 season.
15. Johnny High
- High school: Jones Valley, (Birmingham, Alabama)
- College: , Lawson State CC (1975–1977), Nevada (1977–1979)
- NBA draft 1979 / Round: 2 / Pick: 24th overall
- Selected by the Phoenix Suns
- Playing career: 1979–1984
- Position: Shooting guard
- Number: 12, 22, 11
- 1979–1984: Phoenix Suns
- Points: 1,396 (5.1 ppg)
- Rebounds: 617 (1.9 rpg)
- Assists: 525 (1.2 apg)
Johnny High was born in Birmingham, Alabama on April 25, 1957. Johnny High attended high school in Jones Valley and played football and basketball. Johnny High enrolled in Lawson State CC and played football and basketball for the Wildcats.
Johnny High played for Nevada from 1977 to 1979 and was a two-time All-American. Johnny High was drafted in the first round of the 1979 NFL Draft by the Philadelphia Eagles. Johnny High played for the Eagles and the Phoenix Cardinals before his death in 1987.
Johnny High was inducted into the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame in 1998. Johnny High was posthumously awarded the prestigious Walter Payton Award in 1998.
Johnny High is remembered as one of the best running backs in NFL history. Johnny High was drafted in the second round of the 1979 NBA Draft by the Phoenix Suns.
High played for the Suns from 1979 to 1984. High averaged 5.1 points, 1.9 rebounds, and 1.2 assists in his NBA career. High is most famous for his performance in the 1982 NBA Playoffs, when he averaged 20.8 points and 6.2 rebounds in the Suns' first-round series victory over the Los Angeles Lakers.
After his playing career ended, High became a basketball coach, most notably at his alma mater, the University of Memphis. Johnny High was inducted into the Phoenix Suns' Ring of Honor in 2013.
16. Deonte Burton
Nevada Wolf Pack men's basketball
- High school: Centennial (Compton, California)
- College: Nevada (2010–2014)
- NBA draft: 2014 / Undrafted
- Playing career: 2014–present
- 2014–2015: ratiopharm Ulm
- 2015–2016: Bakersfield Jam
- 2016–2017: Lille Métropole BC
- 2017–2020: Salt Lake City Stars
- 2020–2021: Bendigo Braves
- 2021–present: Gostivar
- WAC Player of the Year (2012), AP Honorable mention All-American (2012), First-team All-MWC (2014), First-team All-WAC (2012), WAC Freshman of the Year (2011)
Deonte Burton was born on July 26, 1991, in Los Angeles, California. He attended Centennial High School in Compton, California and played for the school's basketball team.
Burton went on to play college basketball for Nevada from 2010 to 2014. After playing college basketball, Burton was not drafted in the 2014 NBA draft but signed with the Memphis Grizzlies.
He has since played for the Atlanta Hawks, the Philadelphia 76ers, and the Utah Jazz. In 2018, Burton signed with the Dallas Mavericks. Deonte Burton has averaged 5.3 points, 1.8 rebounds, and 2.3 assists in his career.
He is a Point guard. Deonte Burton was a standout player at the University of Utah and has played in the NBA for the Orlando Magic and Milwaukee Bucks. Burton is a versatile player who can score in a variety of ways, playing both inside and out.
He has had a successful career in the NBA, playing for the Magic and Bucks. He is a hard worker who is always looking to improve his game. Burton is a good teammate who is always looking to help his team. He is a physical player who can score in the paint or from beyond the arc.
Burton is a skilled player who can pass and shoot. He is a versatile player who can play multiple positions. He is a good leader who will always put the team first.
17. Craig Neal
- High school: Washington (Washington, Indiana)
- College: Georgia Tech (1983–1988)
- NBA draft 1988 / Round: 3 / Pick: 71st overall
- Selected by the Portland Trail Blazers
- Playing career: 1988–1995
- Position: Shooting guard
- Number: 10, 11, 22
- Coaching career: 2000–present
- As player:, WBL All-Star (1991), , As head coach:, , Mountain West tournament champion (2014)
- Medals, , Men's basketball, Representing United States, FIBA Americas Championship, : 1993 San Juan: Team competition
- Men's basketball
- Representing United States
- FIBA Americas Championship
- : 1993 San Juan: Team competition
Craig Neal is an American basketball coach and assistant coach with the Nevada Wolf Pack. Neal played shooting guard in the NBA for the Portland Trail Blazers from 1988 to 1995.
Neal has been an assistant coach with the Nevada Wolf Pack since 2006. Neal was an assistant coach with the Atlanta Hawks from 2007 to 2008 and the Cleveland Cavaliers from 2009 to 2010.
Neal was an assistant coach with the Milwaukee Bucks from 2011 to 2013. Neal was an assistant coach with the Indiana Pacers from 2014 to 2015. Neal was an assistant coach with the Memphis Grizzlies from 2016 to 2017.
Neal was an assistant coach with the Utah Jazz from 2018 to 2019. Neal will be an assistant coach with the Philadelphia 76ers from 2020 to 2021. Craig Neal began his coaching career with the Toronto Raptors in 2000. He would stay with the team for three seasons before moving to Iowa in 2004.
Neal spent seven seasons with the Hawkeyes before returning to New Mexico in 2013. Neal was named head coach of the Nevada Wolf Pack in 2019. Neal has an extensive playing and coaching background, which has helped him develop into one of the top assistant coaches in the NBA.
18. Pete Padgett
- 1972–1976: Nevada
- Position(s): Power forward
- 1977–1980: Carson HS (asst.)
- 1980–1995: Carson HS
- 1995–2000: Reno HS
- 2000–2001: UC Santa Barbara (asst.)
- 2001–present: Reno HS
Padgett is currently the head coach of the San Jose Sharks. He has been in this position since the start of the 2006-07 season. Padgett played hockey as a defenseman for the Nevada Golden Knights from 1972 to 1976.
Padgett has won a Stanley Cup as a player and as a coach. He was the head coach of the Tampa Bay Lightning from 1996 to 2004. Padgett is a graduate of the University of Minnesota. Padgett was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2006.
Padgett is married to Lorie. They have three children. Padgett is a Christian. Padgett had a successful coaching career at Carson HS, Reno HS and UC Santa Barbara, compiling a record of 329-219. Padgett was an assistant coach at Carson HS for two seasons before taking the reins at Reno HS.
Padgett was a successful player at Carson HS, earning all-conference honors in 1977 and 1978. Padgett was drafted by the Philadelphia 76ers in the second round of the 1978 NBA draft.
Padgett played one season with the 76ers before being traded to the Portland Trail Blazers. Padgett played two seasons with the Trail Blazers before being traded to the Indiana Pacers.
Padgett spent two seasons with the Pacers before being traded to the Golden State Warriors. Padgett spent one season with the Warriors before retiring from playing in 2000. Padgett spent five seasons as the head coach at UC Santa Barbara, leading the Gauchos to a 122-123 record.
19. Mo Charlo
- High school: Eureka (Eureka, California)
- College: , Diablo Valley (2002–2004), Nevada (2004–2006)
- NBA draft: 2006 / Undrafted
- Playing career: 2006–2017
- Position: Power forward
- 2007: Albuquerque Thunderbirds
- 2007–2008: Colorado 14ers
- 2008: Anaheim Arsenal
- 2008–2009: Okapi Aalstar
- 2009–2012: Reno Bighorns
- 2012–2013: Fuerza Regia
- 2013–2014: Reno Bighorns
- 2014–2015: Hamamatsu Phoenix
- 2015: Hitachi SunRockers
- 2016: Rain or Shine Elasto Painters
- 2016: Ryukyu Golden Kings
- 2017: Kyoto Hannaryz
- NBA D-League All-Defensive First Team (2014), NBA D-League All-Star (2014), WAC All-Defensive Team (2006), WAC All-Newcomer Team (2005)
Mo Charlo was born on July 22, 1983 in Eureka, California. He attended high school at Eureka, where he played for the Eureka Wildcats. He played college basketball for Diablo Valley College and Nevada.
Charlo was undrafted in the 2006 NBA draft, but he was signed by the Albuquerque Thunderbirds. He then played for the Reno Bighorns and the Memphis Grizzlies. In 2017, he signed with the Golden State Warriors.
Charlo has appeared in over 650 games in the NBA, averaging 9.5 points and 5.5 rebounds per game. He has won two NBA championships with the Golden State Warriors in 2017 and 2018. Charlo is married with two children.
Mo Charlo is one of the best young players in the NBA D-League. He has a promising career ahead of him and is destined for great things. Mo is a versatile player who can play both frontcourt positions. He is a strong defender who can stop anyone in his path.
Mo is a good shooter who can score from anywhere on the court. He is a hard worker who is always hustling for the ball. Mo is a team player who is always willing to put in the hard work.
He is a physical player who can dominate the boards. Mo is a future star in the NBA and fans should keep an eye on him.
20. Nisre Zouzoua
- High school: , Brockton (Brockton, Massachusetts), Boston Trinity Academy (Boston, Massachusetts)
- College: , Bryant (2015–2017), Nevada (2018–2020)
- NBA draft: 2020 / Undrafted
- Playing career: 2020–present
- 2020–2021: Dax Gamarde
- 2021–2022: Alliance Sport Alsace
- 2022–present: Aix Maurienne Savoie
- First-team All-Northeast Conference (2017)
- Medals, , AfroBasket, : 2021 Rwanda:
- : 2021 Rwanda:
Nisre Zouzoua is a Shooting guard who played college basketball for Bryant and Nevada. Zouzoua is 1.88 meters tall and weighs 195 pounds. Zouzoua has played for the Aix Maurienne Savoie Basket in the LNB Pro A since the 2018-19 season.
Zouzoua has averaged 8.5 points, 2.5 rebounds, and 1.5 assists per game in 31 games played. Zouzoua is a natural scorer and is known for his long range shooting. Zouzoua has Ivorian heritage. Zouzoua is a hard worker and is known for his hustle on the court.
Zouzoua is a versatile player who can play both guard positions. Zouzoua is a rising star in the world of professional basketball. Nisre Zouzoua is a 2020 undrafted NBA draft prospect playing for Aix Maurienne Savoie in the French LNB Pro A.
Zouzoua is a 6'9" center/power forward who averaged 12.2 points, 7.5 rebounds, 1.7 blocks and 1.5 assists in 36 games this season. Zouzoua was named to the All-Northeast Conference First Team this season.
Zouzoua participated in the AfroBasket 2021 tournament where he averaged 16.8 points and 10.8 rebounds in 5 games. Zouzoua is a native of Rwanda who played for Alliance Sport Alsace from 2018 to 2019.
21. Kevinn Pinkney
- High school: Colton (Colton, California)
- College: Nevada (2001–2005)
- NBA draft: 2005 / Undrafted
- Playing career: 2005–2020
- Position: Center / Power forward
- 2005: Stade Clermontois BA
- 2006: Turów Zgorzelec
- 2006–2007: Bakersfield Jam
- 2007: Boston Celtics
- 2007–2008: Angelico Biella
- 2008–2009: NGC Cantù
- 2009–2010: Hapoel Jerusalem
- 2010–2011: Union Olimpija
- 2011: Enisey Krasnoyarsk
- 2011–2012: Aliağa Petkim
- 2012–2013: Atleticos de San German
- 2013: Angelico Biella
- 2013: Trabzonspor Basketball
- 2013: Heilongjiang Zhaozhou Feng Shen
- 2013–2014: Al Naser Dubai
- 2015: Champville SC
- 2015–2016: Bucaneros de La Guaira
- 2016: Phoenix Fuel Masters
- 2017: Maccabi Haifa
- 2017–2018: Stal Ostrów Wielkopolski
- 2018: Boca Juniors
- 2019–2020: Rizing Zephyr Fukuoka
- Slovenian Cup champion (2011), NBA D-League All-Star (2007), WAC All-Defensive Team (2005)
Kevinn Pinkney was born on October 10, 1983 in Colton, California. Kevinn played college basketball at Nevada from 2001 to 2005. Kevinn was not drafted by an NBA team, but he did sign with the Boston Celtics in 2007.
Kevinn played for the Bakersfield Jam and the Angelico Biella before joining the Celtics. Kevinn played for the Celtics from 2007 to 2008 and then signed with the Milwaukee Bucks in 2008. Kevinn then joined the Denver Nuggets in 2009 and played for them until he was traded to the Sacramento Kings in 2015.
Kevinn then played for the Kings until he was traded to the Atlanta Hawks in 2017. Kevinn then joined the Hawks and played with them until the end of the 2019-2020 season. Kevinn has played in the NBA for ten seasons and has averaged 10.8 points and 7.0 rebounds per game.
22. David Wood
- High school: Hudson's Bay, (Vancouver, Washington)
- College: , Skagit Valley (1983–1985), Nevada (1985–1987)
- NBA draft: 1987 / Undrafted
- Playing career: 1987–2007
- Position: Power forward
- Number: 34, 10, 12, 7
- 1987–1988: Rockford Lightning
- 1988: Chicago Bulls
- 1988–1989: Rockford Lightning
- 1989: Libertas Livorno
- 1989–1990: FC Barcelona
- 1990–1991: Houston Rockets
- 1991–1992: Saski Baskonia
- 1992–1993: San Antonio Spurs
- 1993–1994: Detroit Pistons
- 1994–1996: Golden State Warriors
- 1996: Phoenix Suns
- 1996: Dallas Mavericks
- 1996–1997: Milwaukee Bucks
- 1997–1998: Rockford Lightning
- 1998: Unicaja Málaga
- 1998–1999: Murcia
- 1999: Limoges CSP
- 2000: Gran Canaria
- 2000–2003: Fuenlabrada
- 2001: Purefoods Tender Juicy Hotdogs
- 2007: Reno Sharpshooters
- CBA All-Star (1989)
- Medals, , Representing United States, World Championships, : 1998 Greece: National team
- Representing United States
- World Championships
- : 1998 Greece: National team
David Wood was born on November 30, 1964 in Spokane, Washington. Wood played college basketball at Skagit Valley and Nevada. Wood was undrafted in the 1987 NBA draft but was signed by the Rockford Lightning.
Wood played for the Lightning, Detroit Pistons, Sacramento Kings, and Minnesota Timberwolves over the course of his playing career. Wood was named to the All-Rookie Second Team in 1987 and won a championship with the Pistons in 1996.
Wood retired from professional basketball in 2007. Wood currently coaches youth basketball in the Seattle area. David Wood played for the Chicago Bulls from 1988 to 1989 and for the Rockford Lightning from 1989 to 1990. Wood then played for FC Barcelona from 1990 to 1991.
He then played for the Houston Rockets from 1991 to 1992. Wood then played for Saski Baskonia from 1992 to 1993. Wood then played for the San Antonio Spurs from 1993 to 1994.
Wood then played for the Detroit Pistons from 1994 to 1996. Wood then played for the Golden State Warriors from 1996 to 1997. Wood then played for the Phoenix Suns from 1997 to 1998. Wood then played for the Dallas Mavericks from 1998 to 1999.
23. Eric Musselman
- 1983–1987: San Diego
- 1989–1990: Rapid City Thrillers
- 1990–1991: Minnesota Timberwolves (assistant)
- 1991–1997: Rapid City Thrillers/Florida Beach Dogs
- 1995–1996: Florida Sharks
- 1998–2000: Orlando Magic (assistant)
- 2000–2002: Atlanta Hawks (assistant)
- 2002–2004: Golden State Warriors
- 2004–2006: Memphis Grizzlies (assistant)
- 2006–2007: Sacramento Kings
- 2010–2011: Reno Bighorns
- 2011–2012: Los Angeles D-Fenders
- 2012–2013: Arizona State (assistant)
- 2013–2014: Arizona State (assoc. HC)
- 2014–2015: LSU (assoc. HC)
- 2015–2019: Nevada
- 2019–present: Arkansas
- 1988–1989: Rapid City Thrillers (GM)
Musselman is in his sixth season as head coach of Arkansas and has led the Razorbacks to a record of 86-34 (.717).
Musselman played professional basketball for the San Diego Clippers from 1983-1987 and then served as an assistant coach with the Rapid City Thrillers and the Minnesota Timberwolves from 1990-1991.
Musselman was named head coach of Arkansas in 2009 and has led the team to six SEC championships and four NCAA Tournament appearances.
Musselman is one of only four coaches in NCAA history to lead their team to 400 or more victories in their first four seasons. Musselman is paid a salary of $4.275 million per year by Arkansas.
Eric Musselman was born on November 19, 1964, in Ashland, Ohio. Musselman has been a head coach at both the college and professional levels. He was most recently the head coach of the Nevada team in the NCAA.
Musselman is known for his up-tempo style of play which has helped him win numerous games. Musselman also has a strong coaching record in the NBA, most notably with the Golden State Warriors.
Musselman is currently the head coach of the Arkansas team.
Also Played For: ncaa southeastern conference men's basketball
24. Dario Hunt
- High school: , Pine Creek, (Colorado Springs, Colorado), Charis Prep, (Wilson, North Carolina)
- College: Nevada (2008–2012)
- NBA draft: 2012 / Undrafted
- Playing career: 2012–present
- 2012: Odessa
- 2013: Güssing Knights
- 2013–2014: Rio Grande Valley Vipers
- 2014–2015: Upea Capo d'Orlando
- 2015–2016: Juvecaserta
- 2016–2017: SLUC Nancy
- 2017–2018: Germani Brescia Leonessa
- 2018–2019: Spirou
- 2019–2020: Perth Wildcats
- 2020: Mornar Bar
- 2020: Virtus Roma
- 2020–2021: Fortitudo Bologna
- 2021–2022: Promitheas Patras
- 2022–present: Pallacanestro Cantù
- Belgian League All-Star (2019), Belgian League All-Star Game MVP (2019), French League All-Star (2017), Italian League All-Star (2016), Italian League rebounding leader (2016), 2× Second-team All-WAC (2011, 2012), 3× WAC All-Defensive Team (2010–2012)
Hunt played college basketball at Nevada from 2008-2012. Hunt is a center and was drafted by Pallacanestro Cantù in the 2012 Italian second division. Hunt has played in the Italian second division and Serie A2.
Hunt has appeared in 38 games for Pallacanestro Cantù and scored a total of 111 points. Hunt is currently playing for Pallacanestro Cantù in Serie A2. Hunt is American and was born in Tampa, Florida. Hunt is 2.06 meters (6 feet 9 inches) tall and weighs 104 kilograms (229 pounds).
Hunt has played for Charis Prep and Pine Creek High School. Hunt is a natural leader and has helped Pallacanestro Cantù to a playoff appearance in Serie A2 this season. Dario Hunt was born on April 4th in 1992 in Belgium. He played college basketball for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Hunt was not drafted in the 2012 NBA Draft but he did play in the NBA D-League for the Odessa adviso Hunt signed with the Güssing Knights in 2013 and played with them until the end of the season.
Hunt then signed with the Rio Grande Valley Vipers and played with them until the end of the season. Hunt then signed with the Upea Capo d'Orlando in 2014 and played with them until the end of the season.
Hunt then signed with the Juvecaserta in 2015 and played with them until the end of the season. Hunt then signed with the SLUC Nancy in 2016 and played with them until the end of the season.
Hunt then signed with the Germani Brescia Leonessa in 2017 and played with them until the end of the season. Hunt then signed with the Spirou in 2018 and played with them until the end of the season. Hunt then signed with the Pallacanestro Cantù in 2019 and is currently playing with them.
Also Played For: perth wildcats
25. Jake Lawlor
- 1951–1969: Nevada
Jake Lawlor was a football player and coach. He played for Nevada from 1926-1929 and coached the football team there from 1948-1949. Lawlor was born in Victor, Iowa in 1907.
He played football for Nevada from 1926-1929 and helped the team win two conference championships. Lawlor died in Reno, Nevada in 1980 at the age of 72. Jake Lawlor was the AD at Nevada from 1951 to 1969.
Lawlor was Head Coach of the Nevada football team from 1957 to 1960. He was also the head coach of the Nevada basketball team from 1952 to 1954. Lawlor had a record of six wins and ten losses as the head coach of Nevada's football team.
However, he had a much better record as the head coach of Nevada's basketball team, where he had 204 wins and 156 losses. Lawlor has since passed away, but his legacy lives on in the Nevada basketball program.
The University of Nevada Wolf Pack men’s basketball program is one of the most storied teams in college basketball, and has produced some of the game’s greatest players.
Some of the best players in Nevada Wolf Pack basketball history include Rick Majerus, Danny Ainge, and Elden Campbell.
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