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Along with the 13 former Arizona players presently in the NBA, nine players who ended their collegiate careers with the Wildcats are currently playing professionally elsewhere.
That number figures to grow with Nick Johnson, Brandon Ashley and Grant Jerrett not on that list as of yet.
A couple of players who transferred out of the program are also in the pros — Will Bynum in China and Daniel Bejarano in Mexico.
CLICK ON THE RIGHT ARROW THAT SAYS “NEXT” AT THE UPPER OR LOWER RIGHT TO CONTINUE IN THE SLIDESHOW THAT SHOWS ALL FORMER ARIZONA WILDCATS PLAYING OVERSEAS
In addition to seven Lute Olson-recruited players remaining in the NBA, the former coach has six former players playing abroad. That’s an incredible 13 still playing although Olson last coached and recruited actively in 2006-07.
That number does not include those who left to other programs such as Bynum and Jeff Withey (Utah Jazz).
Miller has six players in the NBA and three playing internationally — Jesse Perry (Japan), Mark Lyons (Israel) and Kyryl Natyazhko (Hungary).
Another Miller recruit who transferred — Lamont “MoMo” Jones — is playing in Finland.
Click on the slideshow arrow to view each former Arizona player who left the program as members of the program playing overseas.
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