Following is a rundown of how former Notre Dame men's basketball players fared professionally during their respective 2011-12 regular seasons. Players are listed alphabetically with the years they attended Notre Dame in parentheses.
Ryan Ayers (2006-09)
Record: 24-9 and second place out of 19 teams in the ProB (second-highest) level, with the regular season running through May 16.
Stats: Averaged 11.6 points, 2.8 rebounds, 0.9 assists and 1.0 steals in 30.5 minutes through 33 games. Ayers shot 61.6 percent from the field, 41.3 percent from 3 and 87.7 percent from the foul line.
Pro history: Ayers is finishing up his first season in France after also playing professionally in Finland and in the NBA Development League with the Fort Wayne Mad Ants. He also played one session with the Los Angeles Clippers in an NBA summer league.
Note: Ayers scored a team-high 24 points with two rebounds and one assist in 31 minutes on Feb. 12 in a 75-74 loss to Limoges, the pro home of his former college roommate and teammate Kyle McAlarney.
Matt Carroll (2000-03)
Team: Charlotte Bobcats.
Record: Finished 7-59 overall, with the lowest winning percentage (.108) in NBA history. The Bobcats lost their final 23 games.
Stats: Averaged 2.7 points, 1.1 rebounds and 0.7 assists in 11.2 minutes with two starts in 53 games. He shot 33.1 percent from the field, 18.6 percent from 3 and 78.9 from the free-throw line.
Pro history: Just finished his ninth season. He also has played for the Dallas Mavericks, Portland Trail Blazers and San Antonio Spurs in the NBA and the Roanoke (Va.) Dazzle of the NBA Development League after going undrafted by the NBA coming out of college.
Note: Carroll holds a player option for $3.5 million to return to Charlotte in 2012-13.
Russell Carter (2004-07)
Record: Was 12-12 and in fifth-place in 10-team CIBA COPA league, with a schedule that runs through May 19.
Stats: Averaged 20.7 points, 5.2 rebounds and 2.6 assists in 33.5 minutes through 21 games. Carter shot 47.1 percent from the field, 33.1 percent from 3 and 89.3 percent from the foul line.
Pro history: Has also played in Argentina, Belgium, Columbia, the NBA Development League and Venezuela since leaving Notre Dame.
Note: Carter played in four different countries this season — Argentina, Mexico, the United States and Venezuela. He averaged 5.3 points, 3.2 rebounds and 1.0 assists in 13.7 minutes over six games for the Iowa Energy of the D-League, whose assistant coach was former Irish aide Gene Cross.
Torin Francis (2003-06)
Record: Finished 26-8 overall and in third place in the 18-team BBL (highest) league.
Stats: Averaged 8.5 points, 5.3 rebounds and 0.3 assists in 19.4 minutes over 34 games. He shot 63 percent from the field and 70.5 percent from the foul line.
Pro history: Has also played in Greece with two different teams, Israel, Turkey and Venezuela.
Note: Francis averaged 3.5 points and 3.0 rebounds in 11.0 minutes over two games of EuroLeague action.
Ben Hansbrough (2010-11)
Record: Finished 16-10 in the Telemach (highest) league.
Stats: Averaged 11.5 points, 2.0 rebounds and 2.8 assists in 28.0 minutes over four games before leaving to return to South Bend to continue rehabilitation on an ankle injury suffered last summer. Hansbrough shot 38.9 percent from the field, 41.2 percent from 3 and 100 percent from the foul line.
Pro history: Started his career with Bayern Muenchen in Germany, where he averaged 5.5 points, 1.6 rebounds and 2.7 assists in 13.4 minutes over 10 games.
Note: The 2011 Big East Player of the Year continues to train at Notre Dame with the goal of earning an invitation to an NBA team's summer league.
Luke Harangody (2007-10)
Team: Cleveland Cavaliers.
Record: Finished 21-45 overall and in last place in the NBA's Central Division of the Eastern Conference.
Stats: Averaged 2.9 points, 2.5 rebounds and 0.3 assists in 11.0 minutes per game over 21 games with one start. He shot 35.4 percent from the field, 23.8 percent from 3 and 75 percent from the foul line. Harangody also played 16 games with 16 starts for the Cavaliers’ D-League team, the Canton Charge. He averaged 19.4 points and 12.6 rebounds in 36.0 minutes. In three playoff games with the Charge, he averaged 16.3 points and 7.3 rebounds in 32.7 minutes.
Pro history: Finished his second season with the Cavaliers after spending part of his rookie season (2010-11) with the Boston Celtics, where he was a second-round draft pick in 2010.
Note: Harangody becomes a free agent on July 1.
Ryan Humphrey (2001-02)
Stats: Averaged 13.3 points, 4.5 rebounds and 1.5 assists in 23.3 minutes over four games after joining the team late in its season.
Pro history: Humphrey also spent time this season with teams in Argentina and Uruguay. He's played professionally in the NBA and Spain (two teams) and Puerto Rico.
Note: Remains the last Irish player selected in the first round of the NBA draft (2002), when he was the 19th overall pick of the Utah Jazz.
Ryan Hoover (1993-96)
Team: Fileni BPA Jesi.
Record: Finished 13-15 overall and 10th place in the 15-team Lega2 (second-highest) level.
Stats: Averaged 11.3 points, 3.1 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 31.5 minutes over 28 games. Hoover shot 30.4 percent from the field, 40.5 percent from 3 and 96.9 percent from the foul line.
Pro history: Hoover has also played professionally with five different teams in France. This season was his first in Italy.
Note: The leading scorer in the league that the 38-year-old Hoover played in this season was former Boston College guard and Big East Player of the Year Troy Bell, who averaged 23.2 points for Sant'Antimo.
Tory Jackson (2007-10)
Team: Fort Wayne Mad Ants.
Record: Finished 14-36 and in eighth (last) place in the NBA Development League's East Conference.
Stats: Averaged 7.0 points, 2.9 rebounds and 3.0 assists in 21.4 minutes over 45 games with 20 starts.
Pro history: This was Jackson's first full year of professional basketball since graduation.
Note: Jackson was one of 28 different players to appear in at least one game for Fort Wayne this season. He was even released, then later resigned by the Mad Ants after suffering a late-season ankle injury.
Rob Kurz (2005-08)
Team: SLUC Nancy.
Record: Was 17-12 overall and in fifth place in the 16-team ProA (highest level) League through May 11.
Stats: Averaged 6.7 points, 3.9 rebounds and 0.8 assists in 18.3 minutes over 10 games after spending part of the season with Murcia in Spain. Kurz is shooting 51.4 percent from the field, 47.1 percent from 3 and 77.8 percent from the foul line with Nancy.
Pro history: Has also played in Germany, Spain and in the NBA and the NBA D-League.
Note: An undrafted free agent, Kurz started a handful of games as a rookie with the Golden State Warriors during the 2008-09 season. He's also been in the preseason camps of the Chicago Bulls and Cleveland Cavaliers.
Kyle McAlarney (2006-09)
Record: Was 26-7 and in first place in the 19-team ProB (second-highest) League through Friday. The regular season runs through mid-May.
Stats: Averaged 12.5 points, 1.5 rebounds and 2.6 assists in 26.7 minutes over 31 games. He shot 53.4 percent from the field, 51.9 percent from 3 and 92.5 percent from the foul line.
Pro history: Finishing up his first season in France after having previously played in Israel and Greece.
Note: A former first team All-Big East selection, McAlarney attended a free agent camp with the Los Angeles Clippers coming out of college before going to Europe.
Troy Murphy (1999-2001)
Team: Los Angeles Lakers.
Record: Finished 41-25 and in first place in the Pacific Division. Earned the No. 3 seed heading into the 2012 NBA playoffs.
Stats: Averaged 3.2 points, 3.2 rebounds and 0.9 assists in 16.1 minutes over 59 games with no starts in his first season with the Lakers. He shot 45 percent from the field, 41.8 percent from 3 and 66.7 percent from the foul line.
Pro history: The last Notre Dame player to be a lottery selection (14th overall) in the NBA draft (2001), the 32-year-old Murphy has spent his entire career in the NBA with the Golden State Warriors, Indiana Pacers, New Jersey Nets, Boston Celtics and Lakers.
Note: Murphy held the record for current active players to appear in the most games without having appeared in the NBA playoffs before playing in his first postseason game for the Boston Celtics in 2011. A core contributor for most of this season with the Lakers, Murphy did not play in the Lakers' first five playoff games.
Ty Nash (2008-11)
Team: Walter Tigers.
Record: Finished 15-19 overall and in 12th place in the 18-team BBL (highest) league.
Stats: Averaged 9.1 points, 5.0 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 0.9 steals over 26.6 minutes in 34 games. Nash shot 55.1 percent from the field, 31.6 percent from 3 and 56.6 percent from the foul line.
Pro history: This was his first season after graduating Notre Dame last spring.
Note: Nash scored 12 points with nine rebounds in 32 minutes during an 86-77 loss in October to former teammate Hansbrough and Bayern Muenchen.
Jonathan Peoples (2007-10)
Team: Chicago Muscle.
Record: Finished 9-10 overall in the Premier Basketball League.
Stats: Averaged 3.8 points, 2.0 rebounds and 2.3 assists over 25.8 minutes in 12 games.
Peoples shot 20 percent from the field, 13.8 percent from 3 and 90.9 percent from the foul line.
Pro history: This was his first professional season.
Note: Peoples played on the same team in his hometown as LaPhonso Ellis, Jr.
Chris Quinn (2003-06)
Team: BC Khimky Moscow.
Record: Finished 15-3 overall in the PBL (highest) League.
Stats: Averaged 8.2 points, 2.0 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 18.2 minutes over 19 games. He shot 42 percent from the field, 46.7 percent from 3 and 81.0 percent from the free-throw line. Quinn averaged 20.0 points, 4.5 rebounds and 2.0 assists in 28.0 minutes during two EuroLeague games.
Pro history: This was Quinn's first season overseas after spending time in the NBA with the Miami Heat, New Jersey Nets and San Antonio Spurs.
Note: Quinn was a teammate in Moscow this season with former Connecticut forward Jeff Adrien.
Carleton Scott (2008-11)
Record: Finished 12-18 overall in A Bundesilga (highest level).
Stats: Averaged 13.7 points, 6.7 rebounds and 1.5 assists over 25.5 minutes per game in 26 games. Scott shot 58.8 percent from the field, 28.8 percent from 3 and 73 percent from the foul line.
Pro history: Scott opened his first season of professional basketball with Caceras, an LEB (second level) team in Spain. He averaged 1.0 points, 2.7 rebounds and 0.8 assists in 15.7 minutes per game before going to Austria.
Note: Scott attended a Miami Heat free agent camp after leaving Notre Dame with a year of eligibility remaining and going undrafted last summer in the NBA Draft.
Chris Thomas (2002-05)
Record: Finished 16-9 overall and in second place out of 11 teams in the Premier League.
Stats: Averaged 8.3 points, 3.2 rebounds and 4.8 assists over 20.1 minutes per game in 19 games. Thomas shot 38 percent from the field, 40.4 percent from 3 and 85.2 percent from the foul line.
Pro history: Holding dual citizenship between the United States and Poland, the 2002 Big East Rookie of the Year also has played professionally in Greece, Italy, Poland and for two teams in Spain during his career.
Note: Thomas, who tested the NBA draft process after his sophomore season at Notre Dame before returning to school, has spent his entire career in Europe.
Luke Zeller (2006-09)
Team: Austin Toros.
Record: Finished 33-17 and in second place of the NBA's Development League's West Conference.
Stats: Averaged 9.1 points, 5.3 rebounds and 1.3 assists in 23.7 minutes per game over 24 games with nine starts. He shot 45 percent from the field, 33.8 percent from 3 and 75 percent from the foul line.
Pro history: Has also played professionally in Lithuania, Japan and last season in the D-League with the Los Angeles Defenders. Zeller was the final player released in preseason by the San Antonio Spurs.
Note: Zeller is the last McDonald's All-American to sign with Notre Dame.
— Compiled by Tom Noie