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Stanford Basketball: Where are they now?

Keeping track of the Cardinal in the pro ranks

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Brook Lopez (‘08), NBA

The former all-star is now in his twelfth NBA season, and his second with the Milwaukee Bucks. In recent years he has re-invented himself as a long range shooter, earning the nickname “Splash Mountain.” As the starting center, he was a big part of the Bucks’ first place regular season a year ago, and has them off to a 5-2 start this year. He also represented Team USA at this summer’s Basketball World Cup in China.

Robin Lopez (‘08), NBA

Now with his sixth team in twelve years, Robin has carved out a very solid NBA career. He made his way to Milwaukee this off-season, in a move that Brook dubbed as the worst one that the Bucks made. Robin’s backing up his brother after spending the majority of the last seven years as a starter. He’s only two years removed from a career-high 11.8 points per game, but hasn’t effectively refashioned himself as a stretch big. When he’s not in the game, he enjoys terrorizing mascots.

Dwight Powell (‘14), NBA

Powell is now in his sixth year in the NBA, and seems to have found a home with Dallas. He’s really broken out the last couple of years, leading the league in Offensive Rating in both seasons. The Mavs have primarily brought him off the bench, and he averaged double figure scoring in that role last season. He’s only played in 3 games so far due to a hamstring injury, but he appears to be firmly in their starting lineup now.

KZ Okpala (‘19), NBA

Okpala was selected 32nd overall in June’s draft, but has only played 3 minutes for the Heat thus far. He’s currently battling a left achilles strain, so perhaps he’ll get more run when he’s back to full health. He became the first player since the Lopez twins to leave Stanford for the NBA after just two seasons. His contract is guaranteed for three years.

Marcus Allen (‘17), G-League

Allen played his first pro season in Finland, but kept working hard and turned a try-out into a spot with the South Bay Lakers. He averaged 8.5 points across 43 games with them last year, and is back with them again for 2019-20. Marcus was briefly in camp with the LA Lakers, and even saw minutes in one NBA pre-season game before being sent back to the G-League affiliate.

Dorian Pickens (‘18), G-League

Pickens spent last year playing in Belgium, where he put up nearly 9 points on 39% from distance for Limburg United. He helped them finish 4th in their league. Just a couple weeks back, he signed with the Maine Red Claws, the G-League affiliate of the Boston Celtics. That means he’ll likely play alongside Tacko Fall, the 7’6” UCF alum who’s on a two-way with the Celtics.

Chasson Randle (‘15), China

Randle has played in 75 NBA games with three teams, including 49 last year with the Wizards. He averaged 5.5 points on 40% shooting from deep, but was unable to land another NBA contract. He’s since signed with Tianjin Ronggang of the CBA. In his debut against the Beijing Ducks, he put up 14-6-5 in a losing effort.

Anthony Brown (‘15), France

Brown played 41 NBA games with 4 different teams before splitting last season between Serbia and the G-League. This year he plays for Limoges CSP, representing them domestically and in the second-tier continental competition, EuroCup.

Josh Huestis (‘14), Germany

After spending parts of three seasons with the Thunder, the former first-round pick spent last year solely in the G-League before heading to Europe this year. He signed with German power Bayern Munich, one of the 16 teams in the continent’s top flight Euroleague competition. The Bayern roster features other former NBA talents, including Greg Monroe and Paul Zipser. Huestis has yet to play.

Josh Sharma (‘19), Belgium

The seven-footer came on strong in his senior season, and earned an invitation to the Jazz’s summer league squad. He averaged 8.6 points and 3.8 boards on 77% shooting across 5 games in Vegas and Salt Lake. With players like Moses Brown landing two-ways, it seemed that Sharma might try his luck in the NBA/G-League, but he pulled the trigger early and signed with the Belgian squad Spirou. They’re off to a rocky start, but he’s leading the team in rebounding.

Michael Humphrey (‘18), Poland

Humphrey started last season playing for Parma Basket in Russia, and ended it with Basket Zielona Góra of Poland. He surprisingly didn’t make a single three for either team, but rebounded effectively off the bench. This year he’s back in Poland, playing for Śląsk Wrocław.

Reid Travis (‘18), Germany

Travis received an NBA combine invite after his last year with Stanford, but ultimately withdrew for the draft and transferred to Kentucky. After a year with the Wildcats, his stock dropped and he wasn’t invited back. After summer league with Atlanta, he signed with Medi Bayreuth of the Basketball Bundesliga. As a starter, he’s averaging 9 and 5 for them thus far. He’s also seen action in the Europe Cup, a lower tier continental competition.

Rosco Allen (‘16), Japan

For the second straight year, Allen is lacing them up in Japan. He currently plays for the Gunma Crane Thunders and is putting up massive numbers, including games of 37 and 35. This summer he played in his third NBA summer league. He also plays for the Hungarian national team, and is one of their key players.

Malcolm Allen (‘17), Brazil

After a grad transfer to Northern Arizona, Malcolm ultimately signed with Cerrado Basquete in Brazil last season. It appears he’ll be running it back with them.

Josh Owens (‘12), Italy

Owens has been a true journeyman, playing with 8 teams in 5 countries. This year he’s a key player for Pallacanestro Reggiana. Through 7 games, all starts, he’s averaging 11 points on better than 70% from the field.