Michigan Wolverines Basketball Best Players of All Time

The University of Michigan Wolverines men’s basketball team is one of the most legendary programs in all of NCAA Division I. With an impressive list of accomplishments, including a National Championship and 12 Big Ten titles, the Wolverines have been a force to be reckoned with for decades. From their iconic home court at Crisler Center to their passionate fan base across the state and beyond, Michigan Basketball has long been held up as an example excellence on college courts everywhere.

1. Juwan Howard

Power forward

Juwan Howard Career

  • High school: Chicago Vocational, (Chicago, Illinois)
  • College: Michigan (1991–1994)
  • NBA draft 1994 / Round: 1 / Pick: 5th overall
  • Selected by the Washington Bullets
  • Playing career: 1994–2013
  • Position: Power forward
  • Number: 5, 7, 55, 6
  • Coaching career: 2013–present
  • As player:, 2× NBA champion (2012, 2013), NBA All-Star (1996), All-NBA Third Team (1996), NBA All-Rookie Second Team (1995), Second-team All-American – NABC (1994), Third-team All-American – AP (1994), First-team Parade All-American (1991), McDonald's All-American (1991), , As coach:, , AP Coach of the Year (2021), Sporting News Coach of the Year (2021), Big Ten regular season champion (2021), Henry Iba Award (2021), Big Ten Coach of the Year (2021)
  • Points: 16,159 (13.4 ppg)
  • Rebounds: 7,428 (6.1 rpg)
  • Assists: 2,663 (2.2 apg)

Juwan Howard was born on February 7, 1973 in Chicago, Illinois and attended high school at Chicago Vocational. Juwan Howard played college basketball for Michigan from 1991-1994 where he was a four year starter and helped lead the Wolverines to an Elite 8 appearance his senior season.

After graduating from college, Juwan Howard entered the 1994 NBA Draft and was selected 5th overall by the Washington Bullets. During his 13 seasons in the NBA, Juwan Howard played power forward for six different teams including three stints with Washington (1995-1998; 2001–2003), one with Atlanta (2004-2005), two with Orlando Magic (2006-2011) and one final time with Milwaukee Bucks (2013).

In 2013, after spending two years out of the league due to injury, Juwan Howard returned to coaching as an assistant coach for Indiana Pacers under Frank Vogel before being named head coach of Michigan in 2020.

2. Chris Webber

Power forward

Chris Webber Career

  • High school: Detroit Country Day, (Beverly Hills, Michigan)
  • College: Michigan (1991–1993)
  • NBA draft 1993 / Round: 1 / Pick: 1st overall
  • Selected by the Orlando Magic
  • Playing career: 1993–2008
  • Position: Power forward
  • Number: 4, 2, 84
  • 1993–1994: Golden State Warriors
  • 1994–1998: Washington Bullets / Wizards
  • 1998–2005: Sacramento Kings
  • 2005–2007: Philadelphia 76ers
  • 2007: Detroit Pistons
  • 2008: Golden State Warriors
  • 5× NBA All-Star (1997, 2000–2003), All-NBA First Team (2001), 3× All-NBA Second Team (1999, 2002, 2003), All-NBA Third Team (2000), NBA Rookie of the Year (1994), NBA All-Rookie First Team (1994), NBA rebounding leader (1999), No. 4 retired by Sacramento Kings, Consensus first-team All-American (1993), Big Ten Freshman of the Year (1992), USBWA National Freshman of the Year (1992), National high school player of the year (1991), 2× First-team Parade All-American (1990, 1991), McDonald's All-American Co-MVP (1991), Mr. Basketball of Michigan (1991)
  • Points: 17,182 (20.7 ppg)
  • Rebounds: 8,124 (9.8 rpg)
  • Assists: 3,526 (4.2 apg)
  • Basketball Hall of Fame as player

Chris Webber was one of the top power forwards in the NBA for many years. He played for three different teams during his playing career, and is now an analyst on ESPN.

Webber was born in Detroit, Michigan, and attended high school at Detroit Country Day. After graduating from college, he was drafted by the Orlando Magic in 1993 and went on to play with them until 2008.

In 2006, he became co-owner of a team called the Sacramento Kings and served as their head coach for two seasons before retiring from professional basketball in 2010. Chris Webber has been married to wife Renee since 1997 and they have two children together - daughter Coco (born 2002) and son Max (born 2005).

Webber was a consensus first-team All-American in 1993 and won several awards, including the Naismith Trophy as college basketball's best player. Webber played for three different teams over his eight-year NBA career, most notably with the Golden State Warriors where he won an NBA championship in 2008. In addition to his on court accomplishments, Webber is also known for his outspoken nature and has been involved in several controversies throughout his career.

3. Jalen Rose

Small forward

Jalen Rose Career

  • High school: Southwestern (Detroit, Michigan)
  • College: Michigan (1991–1994)
  • NBA draft 1994 / Round: 1 / Pick: 13th overall
  • Selected by the Denver Nuggets
  • Playing career: 1994–2007
  • Position: Point guard / Small forward
  • Number: 5, 8
  • 1994–1996: Denver Nuggets
  • 1996–2002: Indiana Pacers
  • 2002–2003: Chicago Bulls
  • 2003–2006: Toronto Raptors
  • 2006: New York Knicks
  • 2006–2007: Phoenix Suns
  • NBA Most Improved Player (2000), NBA All-Rookie Second Team (1995), Consensus second-team All-American (1994), First-team All-Big Ten (1994), McDonald's All-American (1991), Second-team Parade All-American (1991), Fourth-team Parade All-American (1990)
  • Points: 13,220 (14.3 ppg)
  • Rebounds: 3,193 (3.5 rpg)
  • Assists: 3,527 (3.8 apg)

Jalen Rose played point guard and small forward in the NBA for nine years. He was drafted 13th overall by the Denver Nuggets in 1994, and spent six seasons with them before moving to Indiana Pacers in 1996.

Rose was a two-time All-Star (1996, 2000) and won an MVP award in 2002 while leading Indiana to their first ever championship title. In 2007 he retired from professional basketball after playing his final game for the Chicago Bulls.

Jalen is currently an analyst on ESPN's coverage of the NBA playoffs Jalen Rose is a five-time NBA All-Star and three-time Slam Dunk Contest champion. He led the Chicago Bulls to their first championship in franchise history in 2002, and he also helped the Raptors win their second title in 2006.

After leaving Toronto, Rose played for the New York Knicks and Phoenix Suns before retiring at the age of 34 due to injuries sustained during his career.

4. Tim Hardaway Jr.

Guard

Tim Hardaway Jr. Career

  • High school: , Miami Palmetto (Pinecrest, Florida)
  • College: Michigan (2010–2013)
  • NBA draft 2013 / Round: 1 / Pick: 24th overall
  • Selected by the New York Knicks
  • Playing career: 2013–present
  • 2013–2015: New York Knicks
  • 2015–2017: Atlanta Hawks
  • 2015: →Canton Charge
  • 2015–2016: →Austin Spurs
  • 2017–2019: New York Knicks
  • 2019–present: Dallas Mavericks
  • NBA All-Rookie First Team (2014), First-team All-Big Ten (2013), Third-team All-Big Ten (2012), Big Ten All-Freshman Team (2011)

Hardaway was drafted by the New York Knicks in 2013 and has since played for the Miami Heat, Atlanta Hawks, Dallas Mavericks, and Golden State Warriors.

Hardaway Jr.'s best season came in 2017-2018 when he averaged 23 points per game while shooting 46% from three-point range. In 2019, Hardaway Jr.'s contract with the Mavericks expired and he decided to sign with the Phoenix Suns instead.

However, after just a few games it was announced that Hardaway had been traded to the Brooklyn Nets in exchange for D'Angelo Russell and Timofey Mozgov. At 30 years old, Hardaway Jr.'s career is still young and there is no telling what further accolades he may achieve on or off of the court.

Tim Hardaway Jr. is a versatile and skilled player who has had success in both the NBA and overseas. He was drafted by the New York Knicks in 2013, and has since played for Atlanta, Canton Charge, Austin Spurs, and New York. He is known for his scoring ability as well as his perimeter shooting skills.

In 2019 he joined the Dallas Mavericks, where he continues to play basketball at an elite level

5. Glen Rice

Glen Rice Career

  • NBA champion (2000)
  • 3× NBA All-Star (1996–1998)
  • NBA All-Star Game MVP (1997)
  • All-NBA Second Team (1997)
  • All-NBA Third Team (1998)
  • NBA All-Rookie Second Team (1990)
  • NBA Three-Point Contest champion (1995)
  • NCAA champion (1989)
  • NCAA Final Four Most Outstanding Player (1989)
  • Consensus second team All-American (1989)
  • Big Ten Player of the Year (1989)
  • No. 41 retired by Michigan Wolverines
  • Fourth-team Parade All-American (1985)

Glen Rice was a highly productive small forward in the NBA for many years. He first gained fame as a member of the Miami Heat, where he won two championships and helped lead them to another Finals appearance.

After leaving Miami, Glen spent time with the Charlotte Hornets before retiring in 2004. Glen is now a commentator on various sports broadcasts and has written two books about his basketball career experiences.

Glen Rice was a prolific scorer in the NBA and is one of the most decorated players in league history. He won an NBA championship with the Lakers and three All-Star games. Rice also held numerous NCAA records, including winning a national title with Michigan Wolverines in 1989.

After retiring from basketball, Glen Rice has devoted his time to charity work and promoting educational programs for children across America.

6. Trey Burke

Point guard

Trey Burke Career

  • High school: Northland (Columbus, Ohio)
  • College: Michigan (2011–2013)
  • NBA draft 2013 / Round: 1 / Pick: 9th overall
  • Selected by the Minnesota Timberwolves
  • Playing career: 2013–present
  • 2013–2016: Utah Jazz
  • 2016–2017: Washington Wizards
  • 2017–2018: Westchester Knicks
  • 2018–2019: New York Knicks
  • 2019: Dallas Mavericks
  • 2019–2020: Philadelphia 76ers
  • 2020–2022: Dallas Mavericks
  • 2022–present: Stockton Kings
  • NBA All-Rookie First Team (2014), Third-team All NBA G League (2018), National college player of the year (2013), Consensus first-team All-American (2013), Bob Cousy Award (2013), Big Ten Player of the Year (2013), First-team All-Big Ten (2013), Big Ten Freshman of the Year (2012), Second-team Parade All-American (2011), Ohio Mr. Basketball (2011)

Trey Burke was drafted 9th overall in the 2013 NBA draft by the Minnesota Timberwolves. After two seasons with Utah, Trey signed with Washington Wizards for the 2016-2017 season.

Trey is an experienced point guard who has played in both the NBA and G League over his career so far. Despite being limited to just 18 games this past season due to a foot injury, Trey still averaged 8 points and 3 assists per game while shooting 43% from the field overall during that time period.

Trey will likely continue playing in either the NBA or G League next season, but he is always looking to improve his skillset wherever he goes Trey Burke was born and raised in Columbus, OH. Trey Burke attended Ohio State University where he played for head coach Thad Matta. After two seasons at Ohio State, Trey Burke was selected with the 10th overall pick by the Utah Jazz in the 2013 NBA draft.

Trey Burke has since spent time with three different teams- Utah, Boston Celtics, and New York Knicks- before joining the Dallas Mavericks this season as a free agent. In his five years in the NBA, Trey Burke has averaged 7 points per game while shooting 37% from 3 point range (93 total 3 pointers made). Outside of basketball, Trey is an advocate for mental health awareness and speaks about it frequently on social media platforms like Instagram and Twitter

7. Cazzie Russell

Cazzie Russell Career

  • NBA champion (1970)
  • NBA All-Star (1972)
  • NBA All-Rookie First Team (1967)
  • CBA Newcomer of the Year (1981)
  • National college player of the year (1966)
  • 2× Consensus first-team All-American (1965, 1966)
  • Consensus second-team All-American (1964)
  • No. 33 retired by Michigan Wolverines
  • Mr. Basketball USA (1962)
  • Fourth-team Parade All-American (1962)

Cazzie Russell was a highly successful small forward in the NBA for more than 20 years. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1994. Russell played college basketball at Michigan and led the Wolverines to two NCAA championships (1963 and 1966).

He was drafted by the New York Knicks with the first overall pick in the 1966 NBA draft, and he went on to win three consecutive MVP awards (1969-71). After retiring from playing, Russell coached various teams throughout the league before becoming head coach of his alma mater, Michigan, in 1981.

He continues to serve as an influential figure within professional basketball today. Cazzie Russell is one of the most successful players in NBA history. He played for six different teams during his career, and won three championships with the New York Knicks. After retirement, he became a coach and led various teams to success, including the Atlanta Hawks and Armstrong State University.

8. Jimmy King

Shooting guard

Jimmy King Career

  • High school: Plano East (Plano, Texas)
  • College: Michigan (1991–1995)
  • NBA draft 1995 / Round: 2 / Pick: 35th overall
  • Selected by the Toronto Raptors
  • Playing career: 1995–2005
  • Position: Shooting guard
  • Number: 24, 13
  • 1995–1996: Toronto Raptors
  • 1996–1997: Quad City Thunder
  • 1997: Denver Nuggets
  • 1997–1999: Quad City Thunder
  • 1999–2000: La Crosse Bobcats
  • 2000: Sioux Falls Skyforce
  • 2000: Quad City Thunder
  • 2000–2001: Gary Steelheads
  • 2001: Trotamundos de Carabobo
  • 2001–2002: Asheville Altitude
  • 2002–2003: Spójnia Stargard Szczeciński
  • 2003–2004: Great Lakes Storm
  • 2004–2005: Texas Tycoons
  • 2005: Guaiqueríes de Margarita
  • CBA champion (1998), CBA Most Valuable Player (1998), All-CBA First Team (1998), CBA All-Defensive Team (1998), Second-team Parade All-American (1991), Texas Mr. Basketball (1991)
  • Points: 285 (4.5 ppg)
  • Rebounds: 112 (1.8 rpg)
  • Assists: 90 (1.4 apg)
  • Medals, , Representing  United States, World Championships, : 1998 Greece: National team
  • Representing  United States
  • World Championships
  • : 1998 Greece: National team

King played for the Toronto Raptors from 1995-2005. He was a two-time All Star and won a championship with the Detroit Pistons in 2004. King is known for his shooting ability, averaging over 20 points per game during his career.

In 2006, he announced his retirement from professional basketball King played his college ball at the University of Texas and was drafted by the Denver Nuggets in 1997. He spent five seasons with the Nuggets before joining the Quad City Thunder for two years.

He then went on to play for La Crosse Bobcats, Sioux Falls Skyforce, Trotamundos de Carabobo and Asheville Altitude over a seven-year span. In 2004, he was traded to Great Lakes Storm where he won an CBA championship that year. King retired in 2007 after playing one season with Guaiqueríes de Margarita in Venezuela's Liga Profesional de Baloncesto (LPB).

9. Moritz Wagner

Power forward

Moritz Wagner Career

  • College: Michigan (2015–2018)
  • NBA draft 2018 / Round: 1 / Pick: 25th overall
  • Selected by the Los Angeles Lakers
  • Playing career: 2014–2015; 2018–present
  • 2014–2015: Alba Berlin
  • 2018–2019: Los Angeles Lakers
  • 2018: →South Bay Lakers
  • 2019–2021: Washington Wizards
  • 2021: Boston Celtics
  • 2021–present: Orlando Magic
  • Second-team All-Big Ten (2018), Big Ten tournament MVP (2018)
  • Medals, , Men's basketball, Representing  Germany, FIBA Europe U18 Championship, : 2014 Bulgaria: National team
  • Men's basketball
  • Representing  Germany
  • FIBA Europe U18 Championship
  • : 2014 Bulgaria: National team

Moritz Wagner was born in Berlin, Germany on April 26th 1997. He played college basketball for Michigan and joined the Los Angeles Lakers in 2018 as a first round pick (25th overall).

Moritz has spent most of his career playing with the Los Angeles Lakers but he also had short stints with Alba Berlin (2014-2015) and the Milwaukee Bucks (2018-2019). Moritz is known for his powerful dunks and averaged 10 points and 5 rebounds per game over three seasons with Laker squad.

Wagner, Moritz was born in Germany and played collegiately at the University of Michigan. Wagner came to prominence with his performance for Team Germany in the FIBA Europe U18 Championship where he led his team to a championship victory. After graduating from college, Wagner joined the Washington Wizards as an undrafted free agent and has since developed into one of their key players.

In 2020, Wagner will enter his fourth season with the Orlando Magic and is widely considered one of the best young big men in the league.

10. Nik Stauskas

Guard

Nik Stauskas Career

  • High school: , Loyola Catholic, (Mississauga, Ontario), South Kent School, (South Kent, Connecticut), St. Mark's, (Southborough, Massachusetts)
  • College: Michigan (2012–2014)
  • NBA draft 2014 / Round: 1 / Pick: 8th overall
  • Selected by the Sacramento Kings
  • Playing career: 2014–present
  • 2014–2015: Sacramento Kings
  • 2015–2017: Philadelphia 76ers
  • 2017–2018: Brooklyn Nets
  • 2018–2019: Portland Trail Blazers
  • 2019: Cleveland Cavaliers
  • 2019–2020: Baskonia
  • 2021: Raptors 905
  • 2021: Grand Rapids Gold
  • 2021–2022: Miami Heat
  • 2022: Grand Rapids Gold
  • 2022: Boston Celtics
  • 2022: →Maine Celtics
  • Consensus second-team All-American (2014), Big Ten Player of the Year (2014), First-team All-Big Ten (2014)
  • Medals, , Men's basketball, Representing  Canada, FIBA AmeriCup, : 2015 Mexico City: National team, FIBA Americas U16 Championship, : 2009 Mendoza: National team
  • Men's basketball
  • Representing  Canada
  • FIBA AmeriCup
  • : 2015 Mexico City: National team
  • FIBA Americas U16 Championship
  • : 2009 Mendoza: National team

Nik Stauskas is a shooting guard who was drafted by the Philadelphia 76ers in 2013. He has since played for the Portland Trail Blazers, Sacramento Kings and Toronto Raptors.

Nik Stauskas is known for his three-point shot and playmaking ability. In 2018, he re-signed with the Toronto Raptors on a four-year deal worth $71 million. Nik Stauska was born in Mississauga, Ontario but moved to South Kent when he was young Nik Stauskas was selected with the eighth overall pick in the 2014 NBA draft by the Sacramento Kings.

Nik is a shooting guard out of Michigan who has spent his entire career playing for Philadelphia, Brooklyn and Portland. Nik won Big Ten Player of the Year in 2014 and was an All-American Selection that year as well. He averaged 17 points per game over his four years at Michigan before being drafted by Philadelphia 76ers, where he played from 2014 to 2017 before joining the Nets for one season, then moving on to Brooklyn last year where he put up averages of 13 points and 3 rebounds per game off the bench during their playoff run which ended with them losing to Toronto in 6 games in 2019 championships series

11. Caleb Houstan

Guard

Caleb Houstan Career

  • High school: Montverde Academy, (Montverde, Florida)
  • College: Michigan (2021–2022)
  • NBA draft 2022 / Round: 2 / Pick: 32nd overall
  • Selected by the Orlando Magic
  • Playing career: 2022–present
  • 2022–present: Orlando Magic
  • McDonald's All-American (2021), Jordan Brand Classic (2021)
  • Medals, , Men's basketball, Representing  Canada, FIBA Under-19 World Cup, : 2021 Latvia: Team, FIBA Americas U16 Championship, : 2019 Brazil: Team
  • Men's basketball
  • Representing  Canada
  • FIBA Under-19 World Cup
  • : 2021 Latvia: Team
  • FIBA Americas U16 Championship
  • : 2019 Brazil: Team

Houstan was born in 2003 and is from Mississauga, Ontario. He went to Montverde Academy where he played basketball for two years. In 2020, Houstan declared for the NBA draft and was selected by the Orlando Magic with the 32nd overall pick.

Since entering the league, Houstan has spent time with both the Magic and their G-League affiliate team, the Lake Erie Monsters. In 2019–20 season, Housta had his best year statistically as he averaged 16 points per game on 49% shooting from three point range en route to earning an All-Rookie Second Team nomination from Basketball Reference .

As a rookie in 2021–22 season Houstan led Michigan to NCAA Tournament appearance but they were eliminated in second round by Louisville who were led by Rick Pitino who would go on to coach Kentucky Wildcats that won 2016 National Championship under head coach John Calipari

12. Isaiah Livers

Forward

Isaiah Livers Career

  • High school: Kalamazoo Central, (Kalamazoo, Michigan)
  • College: Michigan (2017–2021)
  • NBA draft 2021 / Round: 2 / Pick: 42nd overall
  • Selected by the Detroit Pistons
  • Playing career: 2021–present
  • 2021–present: Detroit Pistons
  • 2021–2022: →Motor City Cruise
  • Second-team All-Big Ten (2021), Michigan Mr. Basketball (2017)

Livers was a four-star recruit and the No. 12 small forward in the nation according to Rivals. He played high school basketball for Kalamazoo Central, averaging 22 points, 10 rebounds and five assists per game as a senior.

Livers was drafted by the Detroit Pistons with their first pick in the 2018 NBA draft, but he wasn’t included on their roster right away due to injury concerns. After appearing in seven games off of waivers with the Erie BayHawks of the G League, Livers made his debut with Detroit on January 9th against Oklahoma City Thunder where he recorded six points and three rebounds in 17 minutes playing time).

On February 25th against Brooklyn Nets, Livers had his best performance statistically recording 20 points (7-of-14 shooting), eight rebounds and two blocks while logging 33 minutes playing time) which led him to being named Eastern Conference Rookie of The Month for February 2019 (the only rookie from both conferences selected). In March 2019, Liver signed a multiyear contract extension that will keep him with Detroit through 2024–25 season worth $63 million dollars including an option for 2025–26 at an additional $20 million dollar salary cap hit making him one of highest paid players in league history .

Isaiah has been nominated for 2nd annual Kia MVP Award , given annually by NBA TV “to honor an individual who exemplifies great play both on and offcourt throughout each month during the regular season” . His competition is other top rookies such as Kemba Walker Jr., Deandre Ayton & Marvin Bagley III

13. Rudy Tomjanovich

Rudy Tomjanovich Career

  • High school: Hamtramck (Hamtramck, Michigan)
  • College: Michigan (1967–1970)
  • NBA draft 1970 / Round: 1 / Pick: 2nd overall
  • Selected by the San Diego Rockets
  • Playing career: 1970–1981
  • Position: Power forward
  • Number: 45
  • Coaching career: 1983–2005
  • As player:, 5× NBA All-Star (1974–1977, 1979), No. 45 retired by Houston Rockets, Second-team All-American – AP, UPI (1970), Third-team All-American – NABC (1970), 2× First-team All-Big Ten (1969, 1970), No. 45 honored by Michigan Wolverines, , As coach:, , 2× NBA champion (1994, 1995), NBA All-Star Game head coach (1997)
  • Points: 13,383 (17.4 ppg)
  • Rebounds: 6,198 (8.1 rpg)
  • Assists: 1,573 (2.0 apg)
  • NBA: 527–416 (.559)
  • Basketball Hall of Fame as coach
  • Medals, , Head coach for  United States, FIBA Basketball World Cup, : 1998 Athens: Head coach, Olympic Games, : 2000 Sydney: Head coach
  • Head coach for  United States
  • FIBA Basketball World Cup
  • : 1998 Athens: Head coach
  • Olympic Games
  • : 2000 Sydney: Head coach

Rudy Tomjanovich played in the NBA for over 20 years, most notably with the San Diego Rockets. He is known as one of the best power forwards to ever play the game and was a 12-time All Star.

After retiring from playing he went on to work as a consultant for various teams in the league. Rudy Tomjanovich has also served as head coach of several teams, most notably Houston and Los Angeles Lakers, where he led them to two championships respectively.

He is currently retired from coaching but remains an influential figure within basketball circles Rudy Tomjanovich was a highly successful coach in the NBA, winning two championships with the Houston Rockets. He began his coaching career with the Rockets as an assistant and later took over as head coach for 1992-2003.

After leaving Houston, he spent four seasons as head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers before retiring in 2005.

14. Derrick Walton Jr.

Guard

Derrick Walton Jr. Career

  • High school: Chandler Park Academy, (Harper Woods, Michigan)
  • College: Michigan (2013–2017)
  • NBA draft: 2017 / Undrafted
  • Playing career: 2017–present
  • 2017–2018: Miami Heat
  • 2017–2018: →Sioux Falls Skyforce
  • 2018–2019: Žalgiris
  • 2019: Alba Berlin
  • 2019–2020: Los Angeles Clippers
  • 2019–2020: →Agua Caliente Clippers
  • 2020: Detroit Pistons
  • 2020–2021: ASVEL
  • 2021–2022: Motor City Cruise
  • 2021–2022: Detroit Pistons
  • 2022–present: Sydney Kings
  • NBA G League assists leader (2022), French Cup winner (2021), Second-team All-Big Ten (2017), Third-team All-Big Ten (2016), Big Ten All-Freshman team (2014), Big Ten tournament MVP (2017), First-team Parade All-American (2013), Michigan Gatorade Player of the Year (2013)

Walton was a two-time NCAA champion with Michigan, and he went undrafted in the 2017 NBA draft. Walton is a point guard who played for the Miami Heat in 2017–2018 before joining the Sioux Falls Skyforce this season.

Walton has been described as an "exceptional athlete" with great shooting ability, and he is known for his defensive skills too. Walton has competed in several international tournaments, including at the 2018 FIBA World Cup where he averaged 10 points per game for Team USA.

As well as basketball, Walton also enjoys playing lacrosse and football; he was named to First Team All America by Lacrosse News following his senior year at Michigan Wolverines. Derrick Walton Jr. was originally drafted by the Detroit Pistons in the first round of the 2020 NBA Draft.

He spent two seasons at Michigan before being drafted by Zalgiris Kaunas in 2018. He has played for Agua Caliente Clippers and Sydney Kings in Europe, as well as Alba Berlin and Los Angeles Clippers in the NBA G League. In 2021, he led Zalgiris to their first EuroLeague title while averaging 16 points, seven assists and four rebounds per game over 25 appearances。 Derrick Walton Jr.'s greatest achievement to date may be winning a French Cup with Alba Berlin this past season。

15. Rickey Green

Rickey Green Career

  • High school: Hirsch Metropolitan (Chicago, Illinois)
  • College: , Vincennes (1973–1975), Michigan (1975–1977)
  • NBA draft 1977 / Round: 1 / Pick: 16th overall
  • Selected by the Golden State Warriors
  • Playing career: 1977–1992
  • Position: Point guard
  • Number: 25, 24, 14, 11, 12, 9, 13
  • 1977–1978: Golden State Warriors
  • 1978: Detroit Pistons
  • 1979–1980: Hawaii Volcanos
  • 1980–1988: Utah Jazz
  • 1988–1989: Charlotte Hornets
  • 1989: Milwaukee Bucks
  • 1989–1990: Indiana Pacers
  • 1990–1991: Philadelphia 76ers
  • 1991–1992: Boston Celtics
  • NBA All-Star (1984), NBA steals leader (1984), Consensus first-team All-American (1977)
  • Points: 8,870 (9.4 ppg)
  • Assists: 5,221 (5.5 apg)
  • Steals: 1,348 (1.4 spg)

Rickey Green was a point guard in the NBA for many years. He was drafted by the Golden State Warriors in 1977 and played with them until 1992. Rickey Green is most famous for his time with the Detroit Pistons, where he won three championships (1989, 1990, 1991).

After retiring from playing basketball, Rickey Green became an assistant coach with the Atlanta Hawks. Rickey Green was a versatile player who excelled at both shooting and passing. He spent most of his career with the Golden State Warriors, where he helped lead them to two NBA championships in 1977 and 1978.

After retiring from playing basketball, Rickey became an assistant coach with the Utah Jazz before joining the Detroit Pistons as their head coach in 1999. In 2003, Rickey was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame alongside other legends such as Magic Johnson and Larry Bird. Today, Rickey is still involved in coaching; he currently works as an assistant coach for the Charlotte Hornets organization

16. Duncan Robinson

Small forward

Duncan Robinson Career

  • The Governor's Academy
  • (Newbury, Massachusetts)
  • Phillips Exeter Academy
  • (Exeter, New Hampshire)

Duncan Robinson was born on April 22, 1994 in York, Maine. He attended The Governor's Academy and Phillips Exeter Academy before being drafted by the Miami Heat in the second round of the 2016 NBA Draft.

Robinson has spent three seasons with the Miami Heat and has played in 174 games (averaging 4 minutes per game). In 2018-19, he signed with Baskonia Orléans of the French LNB Pro A league where he averaged 10 points per game.

Robinson is a two-time All-Star and 2017 Olympic Gold Medalist for Team USA which makes him one of only four players to win an NCAA championship, an NBA title, an Olympic gold medal and a FIBA World Cup tournament medal (the others are LeBron James, Kobe Bryant and Tim Duncan).

He is married to actress Nia Long and they have one child together Duncan Robinson was a standout player at both the college and professional levels. He starred for Williams College before transferring to Michigan, where he led the Wolverines to an NCAA Tournament appearance in his lone season with the team.

Robinson spent last year playing professionally in Australia, where he averaged 18 points per game over 32 games with Sioux Falls Skyforce. The Miami Heat drafted Robinson in 2018 but he has yet to make an appearance in the NBA due to injury; however, he is set to join Sioux Falls this season as part of their rotation.
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At just 22 years old, Duncan Robinson has a lot of potential and looks primed for big things down the road.
6. He is a versatile scorer who can play either shooting guard or small forward positions on offense and also provides strong defense off the bench; making him an ideal addition for any team looking for scoring help.

17. Roy Tarpley

Roy Tarpley Career

  • High school: Cooley (Detroit, Michigan)
  • College: Michigan (1982–1986)
  • NBA draft 1986 / Round: 1 / Pick: 7th overall
  • Selected by the Dallas Mavericks
  • Playing career: 1986–2006
  • Position: Power forward / Center
  • Number: 42
  • 1986–1991: Dallas Mavericks
  • 1991–1992: Wichita Falls Texans
  • 1992: Miami Tropics
  • 1992–1993: Aris
  • 1993–1994: Olympiacos
  • 1994–1995: Dallas Mavericks
  • 1996: Iraklis
  • 1998–1999: Apollon Limassol
  • 1999: Esperos Kallitheas
  • 1999–2000: Ural Great
  • 2000–2001: Beijing Olympians
  • 2003–2004: Sioux Falls Skyforce
  • 2005: Dodge City Legend
  • 2005–2006: Michigan Mayhem
  • NBA Sixth Man of the Year (1988), NBA All-Rookie First Team (1987), FIBA Saporta Cup champion (1993), FIBA Saporta Cup Top Scorer (1993), FIBA Saporta Cup Finals Top Scorer (1993), Greek League champion (1994), Greek Cup winner (1994), CBA All-Star (2004), USBL Player of the Year (1992), Second-team All-American – USBWA (1985), 2× Third-team All-American – AP (1985, 1986), Third-team All-American – UPI (1985), Third-team All-American – NABC (1986), Big Ten Player of the Year (1985)
  • Points: 3,533 (12.6 ppg)
  • Rebounds: 2,803 (10.0 rpg)

Roy Tarpley was born in 1964 and grew up in Detroit. He played college basketball for Michigan before being drafted by the Dallas Mavericks in the 1986 NBA Draft.

Roy Tarpley began his professional career with the Mavericks and spent most of his time playing power forward or center. He retired from professional basketball after ten seasons, 2006-2015.

Roy Tarpley is a two-time All Star and won an NBA Championship with the Miami Heat in 2006. After retiring from playing professionally, he became a television commentator for both college sports and international events.

Roy Tarpley passed away on January 9th, 2015 at the age of 50 after suffering a heart attack while working out at home Roy Tarpley was a 6'9" center who played for the Dallas Mavericks, Wichita Falls Texans and Miami Tropics in the NBA.

He won an NBA Sixth Man of the Year award and is best known for playing with MIAMI during their run to the 1993 Saporta Cup championship. Roy also had significant international experience, winning a FIBA Saporta Cup title with ARIS in Greece and appearing in two Euroleague Final Fours with Esperos Kallitheas (1998 & 1999).

After retiring from basketball, Roy ran a business empire that included several restaurants and nightclubs across America

18. Loy Vaught

Loy Vaught Career

  • High school: East Kentwood (Kentwood, Michigan)
  • College: Michigan (1986–1990)
  • NBA draft 1990 / Round: 1 / Pick: 13th overall
  • Selected by the Los Angeles Clippers
  • Playing career: 1990–2001
  • Position: Power forward
  • Number: 35
  • 1990–1998: Los Angeles Clippers
  • 1999–2000: Detroit Pistons
  • 2000–2001: Dallas Mavericks
  • 2001: Washington Wizards
  • NCAA champion (1989)
  • Points: 6,984 (10.1 ppg)
  • Assists: 652 (0.9 apg)
  • Rebounds: 4,881 (7.1 rpg)

Loy Vaught was a power forward for the Clippers from 1990-2001. He averaged 13.1 points and 7 rebounds per game in his career. Vaught helped lead the Clippers to their only NBA Finals appearance in franchise history, where they lost to the Miami Heat 4-2.

After playing 11 seasons in LA, Vaught signed with the Philadelphia 76ers as a free agent prior to the 2001-2002 season and retired after just one year with them, averaging 2 point and 1 rebound over 14 games played。 Vaught was drafted by the Clippers in 1990 and played for them until 1998.

Vaught led the NBA in rebounding during the 1999–2000 season, averaging 7.1 rebounds per game. Vaught also won an NCAA championship with UCLA in 1989. After playing for several other teams, Vaught retired from basketball in 2001, having amassed 10,110 points and 652 assists over 11 seasons

19. Robert Traylor

Robert Traylor Career

  • High school: Murray-Wright (Detroit, Michigan)
  • College: Michigan (1995–1998)
  • NBA draft 1998 / Round: 1 / Pick: 6th overall
  • Selected by the Dallas Mavericks
  • Playing career: 1998–2011
  • Position: Power forward / Center
  • Number: 54, 34, 32
  • 1998–2000: Milwaukee Bucks
  • 2000–2001: Cleveland Cavaliers
  • 2001–2002: Charlotte Hornets
  • 2002–2004: New Orleans Hornets
  • 2004–2005: Cleveland Cavaliers
  • 2006: Gestibérica Vigo
  • 2007–2008: Santurce Crabbers
  • 2008–2009: Antalya Kepez Belediyesi
  • 2009: NSB Napoli
  • 2010: Vaqueros de Bayamón
  • 2010–2011: Halcones UV Xalapa
  • 2011: Vaqueros de Bayamón
  • Third-team All-American – NABC (1998), NIT champion (1997)*, NIT Most Valuable Player (1997)*, First-team Parade All-American (1995), * indicates awards retroactively forfeited
  • Points: 2,085 (4.8 ppg)
  • Rebounds: 1,640 (3.7 rpg)
  • Blocks: 306 (0.7 bpg)
  • Medals, , Men's basketball, Representing  United States, FIBA Americas U18 Championship, : 1994 Santa Rosa: Team competition
  • Men's basketball
  • Representing  United States
  • FIBA Americas U18 Championship
  • : 1994 Santa Rosa: Team competition

Traylor was born in Detroit, Michigan on February 1, 1977. He attended high school at Murray-Wright and played college basketball for the Michigan Wolverines from 1995 to 1998.

In 1998, Traylor was drafted by the Dallas Mavericks with the sixth overall pick in the NBA draft and he went on to play for them until 2011. During his career, Traylor notably competed in three consecutive Finals (2002–2004) as a Maverick before losing all of them against San Antonio Spurs and Miami Heat respectively.

After retiring from professional basketball, Traylor moved to Puerto Rico where he worked as an assistant coach at Canisius College during the 2012–2013 season while also finding time to act in several movies and TV shows including "Entourage" and "The Office". On May 11th 2011, Robert Traylor died after suffering a heart attack while vacationing in Isla Verde, Puerto Rico with his wife Melissa Mason-Traylor

20. Mitch McGary

Power forward

Mitch McGary Career

  • High school: , Chesterton, (Chesterton, Indiana), Brewster Academy, (Wolfeboro, New Hampshire)
  • College: Michigan (2012–2014)
  • NBA draft 2014 / Round: 1 / Pick: 21st overall
  • Selected by the Oklahoma City Thunder
  • Playing career: 2014–2016
  • Position: Power forward
  • Number: 33
  • 2014–2016: Oklahoma City Thunder
  • 2014–2016: →Oklahoma City Blue
  • NCAA Final Four, All-Tournament Team (2013), NCAA Tournament, All-South Regional Team (2013), First-team Parade All-American (2012)

Mitch McGary was an All-American for Michigan in his two years playing for the Wolverines. He entered the NBA draft after his sophomore season and was selected with the 8th overall pick by Detroit Pistons.

In 2016, he signed a $48 million contract extension with the Pistons. Injuries have limited McGary to just 59 games over three seasons due to multiple surgeries on both of his knees (meniscus and ACL). Mitch is currently rehabilitating from surgery and hopes to return to basketball at some point in 2019-2020 season or 2020-21 campaign Mitch McGary was selected 21st overall by the Oklahoma City Thunder in the 2014 NBA Draft.

He played college basketball at Michigan State, where he won two NCAA Tournament titles and was a First-team Parade All-American in 2012. In his three seasons with the Oklahoma City Blue of the NBADL, McGary averaged 14 points and 10 rebounds per game while shooting 58 percent from the floor. The 23-year old is expected to compete for playing time on an OKC team that already features stars like Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook.

21. Glenn Robinson III

Small forward

Glenn Robinson III Career

  • High school: Lake Central (St. John, Indiana)
  • College: Michigan (2012–2014)
  • NBA draft 2014 / Round: 2 / Pick: 40th overall
  • Selected by the Minnesota Timberwolves
  • Playing career: 2014–present
  • 2014–2015: Minnesota Timberwolves
  • 2015: Philadelphia 76ers
  • 2015–2018: Indiana Pacers
  • 2015, 2018: →Fort Wayne Mad Ants
  • 2018–2019: Detroit Pistons
  • 2019–2020: Golden State Warriors
  • 2020: Philadelphia 76ers
  • 2020–2021: Sacramento Kings
  • NBA Slam Dunk Contest champion (2017), Big Ten All-Freshman team (2013)

Glenn Robinson III was born on January 8th 1994 in Gary, Indiana. He is a small forward who played college basketball for the Michigan Wolverines. In 2014, Glenn Robinson III was drafted by the Minnesota Timberwolves with the 40th overall pick in the NBA draft.

His rookie season saw him make an impact both on and off court, averaging 7 points and 3 rebounds per game while shooting 43% from three point range. Glenn Robinson III enjoyed another successful year as a pro in 2017-2018, averaging 17 points and 5 rebounds per game over 48 appearances across all competitions - including playoffs - helping his team to their first ever appearance in the NBA Finals.

At just 29 years of age, there's no telling what more Glenn Robinson III can achieve in his career. Glenn Robinson III is a versatile player who can play both forward positions. He was drafted by the Minnesota Timberwolves in 2014 and played for them until 2015 before moving to Philadelphia 76ers. In 2018, he joined the Fort Wayne Mad Ants of the NBA D-League and has since been impressive averaging 18 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists per game.

Glenn Robinson III is considered one of the best young players in the league and is expected to reach his full potential soon enough.

22. Campy Russell

Campy Russell Career

  • High school: Pontiac Central (Pontiac, Michigan)
  • College: Michigan (1972–1974)
  • NBA draft 1974 / Round: 1 / Pick: 8th overall
  • Selected by the Cleveland Cavaliers
  • Playing career: 1974–1985
  • Position: Small forward
  • Number: 20, 21, 4
  • 1974–1980: Cleveland Cavaliers
  • 1980–1982: New York Knicks
  • 1984: Cleveland Cavaliers
  • 1984–1985: Detroit Spirits
  • NBA All-Star (1979), Consensus second-team All-American (1974), First-team Parade All-American (1971)
  • Points: 8,953 (15.8 ppg)
  • Rebounds: 2,696 (4.8 rpg)
  • Assists: 1,684 (3.0 apg)

Campy Russell was a talented small forward who played for the Cleveland Cavaliers from 1974 to 1985. He averaged 19 points and 4 rebounds per game during his career.

Campy is most famous for scoring the winning basket in Game 7 of the 1976 NBA Finals against Philadelphia 76ers, which led to the Cavs' first championship victory. In 1984, he announced his retirement after suffering a knee injury that would prevent him from playing again professionally.

After retiring as a player, Campy served as an assistant coach with various teams before being named head coach of the Detroit Pistons in 2002 following Larry Brown's resignation due to illness.. He left this position two years later after failing to win any games and was replaced by Rick Carlisle..

Campy currently works as an analyst for ESPN television broadcasts and also coaches basketball at Jackson Christian Academy in Tennessee where he helped lead them to back-to-back state titles in 2013–2014 season.. Campy Russell is married with three children and lives in Jackson, Tennessee

23. Jamal Crawford

Jamal Crawford Career

  • High school: Rainier Beach (Seattle, Washington)
  • College: Michigan (1999–2000)
  • NBA draft 2000 / Round: 1 / Pick: 8th overall
  • Selected by the Cleveland Cavaliers
  • Playing career: 2000–2020
  • Position: Shooting guard / Point guard
  • Number: 1, 11, 6
  • 2000–2004: Chicago Bulls
  • 2004–2008: New York Knicks
  • 2008–2009: Golden State Warriors
  • 2009–2011: Atlanta Hawks
  • 2011–2012: Portland Trail Blazers
  • 2012–2017: Los Angeles Clippers
  • 2017–2018: Minnesota Timberwolves
  • 2018–2019: Phoenix Suns
  • 2020: Brooklyn Nets
  • 3× NBA Sixth Man of the Year (2010, 2014, 2016), NBA Teammate of the Year (2018), Second-team Parade All-American (1999)
  • Points: 19,419 (14.6 ppg)
  • Rebounds: 2,948 (2.2 rpg)
  • Assists: 4,541 (3.4 apg)

Crawford was born in 1980 and raised in Seattle, Washington. He played college basketball at Michigan before being drafted by the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2000.

Crawford spent six seasons with the Cavs, winning a championship during his final season with them in 2016. In 2010, Crawford joined forces with Tony Parker and Chris Paul to form one of the most successful trios in NBA history with the San Antonio Spurs.

After spending two seasons with San Antonio, Crawford signed with the Atlanta Hawks where he retired after the 2020 season having won three consecutive championships as a member of that team too Crawford is a three-time NBA Sixth Man of the Year and was chosen as one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA history.

Crawford began his career with the Golden State Warriors, where he played for six seasons before moving to Atlanta. He spent two seasons with Portland before joining the Clippers in 2012 and then finishing his career in Minnesota. Crawford has averaged 19 points per game throughout his nine-year career, including 2017 when he led Los Angeles to their first playoff appearance since 2009.

In 2018, Crawford was named Teammate of the Year by teammates after leading both teams with averages of 18 points and 4 assists per game while shooting 47% from beyond the arc – making him only sixth player ever to average at least 18 ppg, 3 apg and 2 rpg in a season

24. Caris LeVert

Guard

Caris LeVert Career

  • High school: Pickerington Central, (Pickerington, Ohio)
  • College: Michigan (2012–2016)
  • NBA draft 2016 / Round: 1 / Pick: 20th overall
  • Selected by the Indiana Pacers
  • Playing career: 2016–present
  • 2016–2021: Brooklyn Nets
  • 2021–2022: Indiana Pacers
  • 2022–present: Cleveland Cavaliers
  • Second-team All-Big Ten (2014)

Caris LeVert is a small forward and shooting guard for the Cleveland Cavaliers. He was drafted by the Cavs with the 3rd overall pick in 2016 NBA draft, after playing college basketball at Michigan State.

Caris started his professional career with the Canton Charge of the G-League, before being called up to play for Cleveland in December 2017. In 2018–19, he averaged 18 points per game on 45% shooting from downtown while also averaging 5 rebounds and 2 assists per game in 51 games played (all starts).

As a result of this outstanding performance, he was named an All-Star starter for both the Eastern Conference and International Teams at February's 2019 edition of the NBA All-Star Weekend event in Los Angeles – becoming just one player ever to achieve this honor twice within their first three seasons in the league.

Caris is currently signed through until 2024 with options that could see him remain with Cleveland until 2028; making him one of sport’s longest serving current players.

25. Phil Hubbard

Phil Hubbard Career

  • High school: Canton McKinley (Canton, Ohio)
  • College: Michigan (1975–1979)
  • NBA draft 1979 / Round: 1 / Pick: 15th overall
  • Selected by the Detroit Pistons
  • Playing career: 1979–1989
  • Position: Power forward / Center
  • Number: 35
  • Coaching career: 1997–2018
  • Consensus second-team All-American (1977), No. 35 retired by Michigan Wolverines
  • Points: 7,228 (10.9 ppg)
  • Rebounds: 3,538 (5.3 rpg)
  • Assists: 857 (1.3 apg)
  • Medals, , Representing  United States, Men's Basketball, Olympic Games, : 1976 Montreal: Team Competition
  • Representing  United States
  • Men's Basketball
  • Olympic Games
  • : 1976 Montreal: Team Competition

Phil Hubbard was a highly successful power forward and center in the NBA. He was drafted by the Detroit Pistons with the 15th overall pick in 1979, and played for them until 1989.

He also spent time with the Washington Bullets, Golden State Warriors, Philadelphia 76ers, Charlotte Hornets and Milwaukee Bucks during his career. After retiring as a player, he became an assistant coach with the Orlando Magic from 1997 to 1998 before joining the Los Angeles Lakers coaching staff from 1999 to 2005.

He then moved back to Orlando where he served as their head coach from 2006 to 2018 before leaving for good at season's end despite being offered another job on ESPN+. Hubbard was a standout player at Michigan and went on to have a successful NBA career. Hubbard coached in the NBA for several years before becoming an assistant coach with the Atlanta Hawks.

In 2013, he became head coach of the Dominican Republic national team, but resigned after just one season. He has also worked as an assistant coach with various teams over the course of his coaching career.

26. Zavier Simpson

Guard

Zavier Simpson Career

  • High school: Lima Senior, (Lima, Ohio)
  • College: Michigan (2016–2020)
  • NBA draft: 2020 / Undrafted
  • Playing career: 2021–present
  • 2021–2022: Oklahoma City Blue
  • 2022: Oklahoma City Thunder
  • 2022–present: Lakeland Magic
  • 2× Second-team All-Big Ten (2019, 2020), Big Ten All-Defensive team (2019), Ohio Mr. Basketball (2016)

Zavier Simpson was selected by the Michigan Wolverines in the 2016 NBA draft. He played college basketball for Michigan and led them to two Big Ten championships (2017, 2018).

In the 2019 G League playoffs, he averaged 25 points per game as Lakeland Magic reached the league finals. Simpson has appeared in 82 games for the Detroit Pistons and Milwaukee Bucks of the NBA, scoring an average of 3 points per game.

Zavier is a natural point guard who excels at creating opportunities for his teammates with his passing skills and shooting ability from outside-the-three-point line Zavier Simpson was a high school basketball standout, earning Second-team All-Big Ten honors in both his junior and senior seasons.

He went on to play two years of college ball at Oklahoma City before being drafted by the Oklahoma City Blue in the 2021 NBA Draft. Since then, Zavier has played for the Lakeland Magic of the G League and is currently with their affiliate team, the Tulsa 66ers, in 2020–21 season. In total, Simpson has averaged 4 points and 3 rebounds per game over his career thus far.

27. Bill Buntin

Bill Buntin Career

  • High school: Northern (Detroit, Michigan)
  • College: Michigan (1962–1965)
  • NBA draft 1965 / Pick: Territorial
  • Selected by the Detroit Pistons
  • Playing career: 1965–1966
  • Position: Power forward / Center
  • Number: 17
  • 1965–1966: Detroit Pistons
  • 1966–1967: Battle Creek Braves /, Twin Cities Sailors
  • 1967–1968: Indiana Pacers
  • Consensus second-team All-American (1965), Third-team All-American – AP, NABC, UPI (1964), No. 22 retired by Michigan Wolverines
  • Points: 324 (7.7 ppg)
  • Rebounds: 252 (6.0 rpg)
  • Assists: 36 (0.9 apg)

Bill Buntin was born in Detroit, Michigan on May 5th, 1942. He attended Northern High School and played basketball for the school's team before being drafted by the Detroit Pistons in 1965.

Buntin spent three seasons with the Pistons, playing 67 games and averaging 7 points per game. He also averaged 2 rebounds per game during his time with the franchise. In 1968, he died at 26 years old after a car accident while driving home from a night out with friends in Detroit.

Bill Buntin was a key player on some of the most successful teams in Michigan basketball history. He was a consensus second-team All-American and third-team All-American – AP, NABC, UPI – in 1964. He is best known for his time with the Detroit Pistons, where he averaged 7.7 points and 36 assists over 324 games from 1965 to 1968.

Bill Buntin later had successful seasons with the Indiana Pacers (1968–1970) and Twin Cities Sailors (1971). His career ended after just two years with the San Diego Clippers due to an injury sustained in 1971 playoffs game against Milwaukee Bucks

28. Gary Grant

Gary Grant Career

  • High school: Canton McKinley (Canton, Ohio)
  • College: Michigan (1984–1988)
  • NBA draft 1988 / Round: 1 / Pick: 15th overall
  • Selected by the Seattle SuperSonics
  • Playing career: 1988–2002
  • Position: Point guard
  • Number: 23, 1, 14
  • 1988–1995: Los Angeles Clippers
  • 1995–1996: New York Knicks
  • 1996–1997: Miami Heat
  • 1997: Yakima Sun Kings
  • 1998: Portland Trail Blazers
  • 1998–1999: Aris
  • 1999–2001: Portland Trail Blazers
  • 2001–2002: Peristeri
  • Consensus first-team All-American (1988), Second-team All-American – USBWA (1987), Big Ten Player of the Year (1988), Big Ten Freshman of the Year (1986), First-team Parade All-American (1984)
  • Points: 4,368 (7.9 ppg)
  • Assists: 3,013 (5.5 apg)
  • Rebounds: 1,283 (2.3 rpg)

Grant was a high school All-American point guard who went on to play in the NBA for 20 years. Grant is best known for his time with the Seattle SuperSonics, where he won two championships and earned three MVP awards.

In 2002, Grant retired from professional basketball after playing with the Washington Wizards. Since retiring from basketball, Grant has pursued various business ventures and served as an ambassador for Children's Hospital Los Angeles.

Gary Grant is married and has three children; he currently resides in California. Grant was a consensus first-team All-American in 1988, and won Big Ten Player of the Year honors. Grant played college basketball for the University of Michigan before being drafted by the Portland Trail Blazers in the second round of the 1988 NBA draft.

Grant spent seven seasons with Portland, winning two championships (1996 and 1997). He retired after playing one season with Aris Bologna in Italy. After retiring from basketball, Grant worked as an analyst on various networks before becoming a sports agent in 2007. In 2011, Grant was elected to serve as president of his alma mater's alumni association.

GaryGrant is married to former model Lori McNeil and they have three children together: Sydney (born 1995), Nicholas (born 1998), and Jackson (born 2002).

29. Hunter Dickinson

Hunter Dickinson Career

  • High school: DeMatha Catholic, (Hyattsville, Maryland)
  • College: Michigan (2020–present)
  • Consensus second-team All-American (2021), Big Ten Freshman of the Year (2021), First-team All-Big Ten (2021), Big Ten All-Defensive Team (2022), Big Ten All-Freshman Team (2021), Second-team All-Big Ten (2022), Jordan Brand Classic (2020)

Dickinson was a highly touted recruit coming out of high school and chose the Michigan Wolverines over other top programs. As a freshman, Dickinson started all 12 games for Michigan and averaged 10.3 points, 5.8 rebounds, 1 block and 0 assists per game.

In his sophomore year, Dickinson led the team in scoring with 18.1 points per game while also ranking second in rebounding (7.6 rpg) and third in blocks (0 bpg). He was also named to First Team All-Big Ten Conference by both media outlets and coaches . As a junior, Hunter continued to be one of the most dominant players in college basketball averaging 23 points on 55% shooting from the field along with 8 rebounds 2 assists 1 steal and 1 block per contest en route to being unanimous first team All-American selection On May 14th, 2018 Dickinson declared for the NBA draft but withdrew on May 25th after deciding he would return to Michigan for his final season of eligibility Dickinson is considered one of best shooters in this years draft class having shot above 50% from 3 point range every year he’s been eligible .

30. Rumeal Robinson

Rumeal Robinson Career

  • High school: Cambridge Rindge and Latin, (Cambridge, Massachusetts)
  • College: Michigan (1987–1990)
  • NBA draft 1990 / Round: 1 / Pick: 10th overall
  • Selected by the Atlanta Hawks
  • Playing career: 1990–2002
  • Position: Point guard
  • Number: 22, 24, 20, 21
  • 1990–1992: Atlanta Hawks
  • 1992–1993: New Jersey Nets
  • 1993–1994: Charlotte Hornets
  • 1994–1995: Rapid City Thrillers
  • 1995: Shreveport Crawdads
  • 1995: Shreveport Storm
  • 1995–1996: Connecticut Pride
  • 1996: Portland Trail Blazers
  • 1996–1997: Los Angeles Lakers
  • 1997: Phoenix Suns
  • 1997: Portland Trail Blazers
  • 1997–1998: Grand Rapids Hoops
  • 1998: La Crosse Bobcats
  • 2001–2002: KK Zadar
  • 2002: Skipper Bologna
  • 2002: Marinos de Oriente
  • NCAA champion (1989), Consensus second-team All-American (1990), First-team Parade All-American (1986)
  • Points: 2,546 (7.6 ppg)
  • Rebounds: 606 (1.8 rpg)
  • Assists: 1,179 (3.5 apg)
  • Medals, , Men's basketball, Representing  United States, Pan American Games, : 1995 Mar del Plata: National team
  • Men's basketball
  • Representing  United States
  • Pan American Games
  • : 1995 Mar del Plata: National team

Rumeal Robinson was born in Jamaica in 1966 and raised in Massachusetts. He attended high school at Cambridge Rindge and Latin before playing college basketball for Michigan.

Robinson was drafted by the Atlanta Hawks with the 10th overall pick in the 1990 NBA draft and spent parts of four seasons with them before signing with the New Jersey Nets. In 1993, he joined the Charlotte Hornets where he remained until 2002 when he retired due to injury..

Rumeal is a two-time All-Star Point Guard who ranks fifth all time in assists (11,020) and sixth all time in steals (1,394). After his retirement from professional basketball, Robinson has pursued a career as an actor appearing on TV shows such as "The Office" and "Entourage".

As of 2019, Rumeal lives outside Los Angeles with his wife Angie Wells Robertson and their three children Zoë Grace Robertson, Landon Noel Robertson Jr.,and Reign Sullivan Robertson

31. Mike McGee

Mike McGee Career

  • High school: Omaha North (Omaha, Nebraska)
  • College: Michigan (1977–1981)
  • NBA draft 1981 / Round: 1 / Pick: 18th overall
  • Selected by the Los Angeles Lakers
  • Playing career: 1981–1992
  • Position: Shooting guard
  • Number: 40, 25, 22
  • 1981–1986: Los Angeles Lakers
  • 1986–1987: Atlanta Hawks
  • 1987–1988: Sacramento Kings
  • 1988–1989: New Jersey Nets
  • 1989–1990: Aurora Desio
  • 1990: Phoenix Suns
  • 1991: Rapid City Thrillers
  • 1991–1992: Gaiteros del Zulia
  • 2× NBA champion (1982, 1985), Honorable mention All-American - AP (1981), 2× All-Big Ten (1980, 1981)
  • Points: 4,968 (9.6 ppg)
  • Rebounds: 1,112 (2.1 rpg)
  • Assists: 629 (1.2 apg)

McGee was a shooting guard for the Los Angeles Lakers from 1981 to 1992. He averaged 19.8 points per game and 3.4 rebounds during his career, making him one of the most productive players in Lakers history.

McGee is also well-known for his defense, which helped him win two Defensive Player of the Year awards (1985 and 1990). After playing his final season with Atlanta Hawks in 1993–94, McGee retired from professional basketball due to knee injuries he sustained in a car accident that same year.

Today, McGee lives in Tyler, Texas with his wife and three children and works as an assistant coach at Bishop Miege High School where he coached young prospects such as Trae Young McGee was a key player on the Sacramento Kings' dynasty of the 1980s. He helped lead the team to two NBA championships in 1982 and 1985, as well as an appearance in the finals in 1988.

McGee also had success with other teams after leaving Sacramento, including winning a championship with New Jersey in 1989. In 1990, he joined forces with former teammate Rick Majerus on the Phoenix Suns - another title-winning squad that year. After retirement from playing basketball, McGee worked as an assistant coach for various teams over the following years before eventually becoming head coach of his alma mater, Aurora Desio University (UDI).

As head coach at UDI, McGee led them to back-to-back NCAA Division II national titles in 2014 and 2015 while amassing a record of 187–48 (.731%). Currently Mike is coaching at Southern Utah University where they are currently leading their conference once again averaging nearly 70 points per game this season.

32. Ignas Brazdeikis

Ignas Brazdeikis Career

  • High school: , Holy Trinity CSS (Oakville, Ontario), Orangeville Prep (Mono, Ontario)
  • College: Michigan (2018–2019)
  • NBA draft 2019 / Round: 2 / Pick: 47th overall
  • Selected by the Sacramento Kings
  • Playing career: 2019–present
  • 2019–2021: New York Knicks
  • 2019–2021: →Westchester Knicks
  • 2021: Philadelphia 76ers
  • 2021–2022: Orlando Magic
  • 2021–2022: →Lakeland Magic
  • 2022–present: Žalgiris Kaunas
  • AP Honorable mention All-American (2019), Big Ten Freshman of the Year (2019), Second-team All-Big Ten (2019), Big Ten All-Freshman team (2019)
  • Medals, , Men's basketball, Representing  Canada, FIBA Americas U16 Championship, : 2015 Bahia Blanca: Team Competition
  • Men's basketball
  • Representing  Canada
  • FIBA Americas U16 Championship
  • : 2015 Bahia Blanca: Team Competition

Brazdeikis is a 24-year-old small forward and shooting guard from Lithuania who played collegiately at Michigan. He was drafted 47th overall by the Toronto Raptors in the 2019 NBA Draft.

Brazdeikis has been very productive in his three years playing professionally, averaging 14.9 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assists and 1 steal per game in LKL play this season. In 2018–19 he averaged 13.5 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists for Michigan as they made it to the NCAA Tournament before losing to Texas Tech in the second round.

Brazdeikis will likely spend most of his time with Žalgiris Kaunas next season where he can continue developing his skills while also contributing towards Lithuanian success on the EuroLeague stage Ignas Brazdeikis is a Lithuanian-born power forward who has played for Žalgiris Kaunas and the Sacramento Kings. Brazdeikis was drafted by the Sacramento Kings in the second round of the 2019 NBA draft.

He started playing professional basketball with Žalgiris Kaunas in 2016, and he spent two seasons there before joining the Sacramento Kings in 2019. Brazdeikis averaged 13 points and 5 rebounds per game during his rookie season with the Kings, helping them make it to the playoffs as an eighth seed. In 2020–21, Brazdeikis joined New York Knicks but did not play much due to injury; after being traded to Westchester Knicks later that year, he helped them reach their first playoff series since 2015–16.

The following season, Brazdeikis signed with Philadelphia 76ers but again failed to make much of an impact; he was then traded back to Lakeland Magic midway through 2020–21 where he starred for most of the season en route to winning Eastern Conference Rookie ofthe Year honors (2021). Brazdeika's contract expired at end of 2021 campaign and so far no teams have shown interest on signing him although rumors are abound that Cleveland Cavaliers could be interested given Kyrie Irving’s departure from team earlier this offseason which opens up a spot at center court for him on roster next year Ignas Brasdiekís arrival comes just over a month after DeMarcus Cousins left Sac City – another big man gone too soon – leaving fans wondering whether or not they can compete without one or more dominant centers on their roster? With other promising young prospects such as Marvin Bagley III waiting in line behind Buddy Hield (a scorer) and Skal Labissiere (an agile player), donít count out coach Dave Joerger just yet.

33. Terry Mills

Terry Mills Career

  • High school: Romulus (Romulus, Michigan)
  • College: Michigan (1987–1990)
  • NBA draft 1990 / Round: 1 / Pick: 16th overall
  • Selected by the Milwaukee Bucks
  • Playing career: 1990–2001
  • Position: Power forward
  • Number: 5, 6
  • 1990: PAOK
  • 1990–1991: Denver Nuggets
  • 1991–1992: New Jersey Nets
  • 1992–1997: Detroit Pistons
  • 1997–1999: Miami Heat
  • 1999–2000: Detroit Pistons
  • 2000–2001: Indiana Pacers
  • NCAA champion (1989), 2× First-team Parade All-American (1985, 1986)
  • Points: 7,175 (10.6 ppg)
  • Rebounds: 3,680 (5.4 rpg)
  • Blocks: 296 (0.4 bpg)

Terry Mills was a prolific scorer in the NBA, averaging 20.7 points per game over his 10-year career. He started his career with PAOK before joining the Milwaukee Bucks in 1990.

Mills helped lead the Bucks to four playoff appearances and two Eastern Conference Finals, but he never won an NBA championship. After leaving the Bucks in 2001, Mills played for several other teams including Boston and Orlando before retiring at age 34 due to injury complications from diabetes care (he had previously suffered a heart attack).

Terry Mills is currently an analyst for ESPN's coverage of the NBA playoffs Terry Mills was a highly successful player in the NBA for over a decade, winning two championships with the Detroit Pistons and also being named an All-Star multiple times. Mills played college basketball at North Carolina, where he was one of the most dominant players of his era.

He led UNC to back-to-back NCAA titles and was named MVP of both tournaments. After graduating from college, Mills joined the Denver Nuggets as a rookie and quickly became one of their key players; he helped them win their first championship in 1990–91 season. The following year, 1991–92, Mills teamed up with New Jersey Nets stars Chris Mullin and Jason Kidd to help lead NJN to their only title victory ever; they were subsequently nicknamed "The Three Amigos".

In 1992–97, Terry spent time with four different teams – Detroit Pistons (twice), Indiana Pacers (once), Miami Heat (once) – but never managed to win another championship despite playing some outstanding basketball along the way; nevertheless he remained an integral part of each team's success during that period.
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"Terry is truly unique," said then-Pistons coach Rick Majerus after signing him in 1997: "He can do it all."

Terry Mills - NBA Player

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34. Louis Bullock

Louis Bullock Career

  • High school: Laurel Baptist Academy, (Laurel, Maryland)
  • College: Michigan (1995–1999)
  • NBA draft 1999 / Round: 2 / Pick: 42nd overall
  • Selected by the Minnesota Timberwolves
  • Playing career: 1999–2012
  • Position: Shooting guard
  • 1999–2001: Müller Verona
  • 2001–2002: Olimpia Milano
  • 2002–2004: Unicaja Málaga
  • 2004–2010: Real Madrid
  • 2010–2011: Cajasol Sevilla
  • 2012: Asefa Estudiantes
  • All-EuroLeague First Team (2001), EuroCup champion (2007), 2× Spanish League champion (2005, 2007), Spanish League Finals MVP (2005), 2× Liga ACB Free Throw Percentage leader (2007–2008), Italian League Top Scorer (2002), McDonald's All-American (1995), Second-team Parade All-American (1995)

Louis Bullock played for the Minnesota Timberwolves from 1999 to 2012. He was a shooting guard and averaged 9.5 points, 2 rebounds, and 1 assists per game in his NBA career.

In 2006, Louis Bullock led the Timberwolves to their first playoff appearance in 13 years by averaging 16 points per game in the regular season before getting injured against San Antonio Spurs in the playoffs; he would miss out on playing in their eventual loss against Memphis Grizzlies 4-1.

After concluding his NBA career with stints with Real Madrid (Spain's top basketball league) and Hapoel Jerusalem (Israel's top basketball league), Louis Bullock currently resides back home with his family near Washington D C where he works as an analyst for ESPN during NBA games or provides analysis through social media platforms such as Instagram (@bullocksworld).

35. Jordan Poole

Jordan Poole Career

  • High school: , Rufus King (Milwaukee, Wisconsin), La Lumiere School (La Porte, Indiana)
  • College: Michigan (2017–2019)
  • NBA draft 2019 / Round: 1 / Pick: 28th overall
  • Selected by the Golden State Warriors
  • Playing career: 2019–present
  • 2019–present: Golden State Warriors
  • 2019–2021: →Santa Cruz Warriors
  • NBA champion (2022), All-NBA G League Third Team (2021)

Poole attended La Lumiere School in Indiana before transferring to Rufus King High School in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. At just 23 years old, Poole has already played for the Golden State Warriors and Michigan Wolverines in the NBA.

Poole is known for his long-range shooting ability and is averaging 13 points per game this season with the Warriors. Jordan will be a senior at Rufus King high school next year and is hoping to play college basketball somewhere near home at UW–Milwaukee or Marquette University.

Jordan Poole was drafted by the Golden State Warriors in the 2019 NBA draft. Jordan is a forward and played collegiately for Michigan. He has spent most of his rookie season with the Santa Cruz Warriors, but will join the Golden State squad for their playoff run this year. Jordan has averaged 4 points and 3 rebounds per game in his career so far, including playoffs where he's averaging 6 points and 5 rebounds per game.

Jordan is a hard worker who gets up and down the court quickly, which could help him make an impact on both ends of the floor as he develops further in his career

36. Sean Higgins

Sean Higgins Career

  • High school: Fairfax (Los Angeles, California)
  • College: Michigan (1987–1990)
  • NBA draft 1990 / Round: 2 / Pick: 54th overall
  • Selected by the San Antonio Spurs
  • Playing career: 1990–2001
  • Position: Small forward
  • Number: 3, 15, 9, 19, 24
  • NCAA champion (1989), Second-team Parade All-American (1987), Third-team Parade All-American (1986)
  • Points: 1,375 (6.3 ppg)
  • Rebounds: 402 (1.8 rpg)
  • Assists: 226 (1.0 apg)

Higgins attended Fairfax High School in Los Angeles, California. He played college basketball at Michigan and was a two-time All-American. Higgins was drafted by the San Antonio Spurs in 1990 and spent six seasons with them before moving to Orlando Magic in 1995.

His best season came during the 1993–94 campaign when he averaged 15 points per game and 4 rebounds per contest for San Antonio Spurs. After leaving the NBA, Higgins returned to Michigan where he completed his degree in business administration before beginning a successful coaching career with Arizona State University (2007).

Higgins attended college at the University of Oregon where he was a two-time All-American. Higgins played 13 years in the NBA with Golden State, Philadelphia 76ers, Portland Trail Blazers and Detroit Dogs before retiring as a player in 2000. As head coach of Edmonds CC from 2009 to 2012, Higgins led the team to back-to-back Northwest Conference championships and an appearance in the NCAA Tournament Elite Eight.

37. Maceo Baston

Maceo Baston Career

  • High school: H. Grady Spruce (Dallas, Texas)
  • College: Michigan (1994–1998)
  • NBA draft 1998 / Round: 2 / Pick: 58th overall
  • Selected by the Chicago Bulls
  • Playing career: 1998–2011
  • Position: Power forward
  • 1998–2000: Quad City Thunder
  • 2000–2001: SC Montecatini
  • 2001–2003: Joventut Badalona
  • 2003: Toronto Raptors
  • 2003–2006: Maccabi Tel Aviv
  • 2006–2007: Indiana Pacers
  • 2007–2008: Toronto Raptors
  • 2008–2009: Indiana Pacers
  • 2010: Budivelnyk Kyiv
  • 2010: Obradoiro CAB
  • 2010–2011: Bnei HaSharon
  • 2× EuroLeague champion (2004, 2005), 3× Israeli League champion (2004–2006), 3× Israeli Cup winner (2004–2006), All-CBA First Team (2000), CBA Defensive Player of the Year (2000), CBA All-Defensive Team (2000)

Baston played professional basketball for 14 seasons, mostly with the Chicago Bulls. Baston is known as a power forward who averaged 13 points and 6 rebounds per game over his career.

Baston was drafted in 1998 by the Chicago Bulls, but never made it to the NBA playoffs during his playing career. In 2006, Baston joined Maccabi Tel Aviv of Israel's Premier League where he won two Israeli championships before retiring in 2011.

Maceo Baston currently resides in Dallas and works as a motivational speaker and author on sports psychology topics Maceo Baston is a 6'8" power forward who has played in the NBA for six seasons. In his career, Maceo Baston has averaged 8 points and 5 rebounds per game.

He was drafted by the Toronto Raptors in 2003 and spent five years with them before moving to Israel to play for Maccabi Tel Aviv. After two seasons with Maccabi, he signed with the Indiana Pacers where he played until 2007 when he moved back to Canada and joined the Toronto Raptors.

Following one season back in Toronto, Maceo Baston joined Budivelnyk Kyiv of Ukraine for 2010-2011 where he won a championship title as well as being named MVP of the tournament.. Maceo Baston is now playing in Spain with Obradoiro CAB after signing there this summer..

38. Maurice Taylor

Maurice Taylor Career

  • High school: Henry Ford (Detroit, Michigan)
  • College: Michigan (1994–1997)
  • NBA draft 1997 / Round: 1 / Pick: 14th overall
  • Selected by the Los Angeles Clippers
  • Playing career: 1997–2011
  • Position: Power forward / Center
  • Number: 23, 2, 24
  • 1997–2000: Los Angeles Clippers
  • 2000–2005: Houston Rockets
  • 2005–2006: New York Knicks
  • 2006–2007: Sacramento Kings
  • 2009: Olimpia Milano
  • 2009–2010: Shanxi Zhongyu
  • 2010: Benetton Treviso
  • NBA All-Rookie Second Team (1998), Big Ten Freshman of the Year (1995), Third-team Parade All-American (1994)

Maurice Taylor was drafted 14th overall by the Los Angeles Clippers in 1997. He played for the Clippers, Orlando Magic, New York Knicks and Boston Celtics over a thirteen-year career.

Taylor is best known for his time with the Knicks where he won two consecutive championships in 2004 and 2005. In 2011, he retired from professional basketball after playing one final season with the Memphis Grizzlies.

Maurice Taylor is currently an assistant coach with his former team, the Knicks Maurice Taylor was a talented player in his time. He won Rookie of the Year honors with the Clippers in 1997 and was an All-Rookie Second Team selection two years later.

After spending two seasons with Houston, Taylor signed as a free agent with the Knicks in 2006 and played for them until 2007. In 2009, he joined Italian side Olimpia Milano where he remained until 2010 when he moved to Benetton Treviso. Maurice had success wherever he went - winning Third Team Parade All-American accolades at Michigan State before being drafted by LA Clippers - but it wasn't long before injuries forced him into retirement aged just 29 years old after playing just 82 games over four seasons due to various knee problems.

39. John Tidwell

John Tidwell Career

  • High school: Herrin, (Herrin, Illinois)
  • College: Michigan (1958–1961)
  • NBA draft 1961 / Round: 4 / Pick: 38th overall
  • Selected by the Philadelphia Warriors
  • Position: Guard
  • Second-team Parade All-American (1957)

John Tidwell was born in Herrin, Illinois in 1948. He attended high school there and played football for the team. After graduating he went on to play college football at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, where he was a two-time All American linebacker and defensive MVP.

He then joined the NFL with the Dallas Cowboys as a rookie player in 1969 and spent twelve seasons with them before moving to San Francisco 49ers in 1981 (where he finished his career). John Tidwell is one of only three players ever to have won both the Super Bowl and an NCAA Division 1 championship – alongside Jim Brown and Jerry Rice respectively – which speaks volumes about his talent as a footballer.

In retirement, John Tidwell has focused on charity work including founding The John Tidwell Foundation which helps disadvantaged youth achieve their dreams through sport; this foundation has raised millions of dollars since its inception in 2001 alone.

40. Henry Wilmore

Henry Wilmore Career

  • High school: Rockwood Academy, (Berkshire, Massachusetts)
  • College: Michigan (1970–1973)
  • NBA draft 1973 / Round: 5 / Pick: 78th overall
  • Selected by the Detroit Pistons
  • Position: Guard / Forward
  • Number: 25
  • Consensus second-team All-American (1972), 2× First-team All-Big Ten (1972, 1973)

Henry Wilmore was born on August 13, 1950 in New York City. He attended high school at Rockwood Academy in Berkshire, Massachusetts. Henry Wilmore began his career as a actor and appeared in several television shows and movies throughout the 1970s and 1980s before retiring from acting in the 1990s.

In 2003, Henry Wilmore published his autobiography entitled 'A Man Called Home'. Currently, Henry Wilmore is retired from performing but continues to write books and articles about life experiences Henry Wilmore was a consensus second-team All-American guard and forward for the Michigan Wolverines from 1972 to 1973.

He twice won first-team All-Big Ten honors, as well as being named an Academic All American in 1973. After playing one season with the Detroit Pistons, he entered the National Basketball Association (NBA) Draft but was not selected overall. In 1974, he played two seasons of professional basketball overseas before retiring at the age of 27 due to injury.

41. Franz Wagner

Franz Wagner Career

  • College: Michigan (2019–2021)
  • NBA draft 2021 / Round: 1 / Pick: 8th overall
  • Selected by the Orlando Magic
  • Playing career: 2017–2019; 2021–present
  • 2017–2019: Alba Berlin
  • 2018–2019: →SSV Lokomotive Bernau
  • 2021–present: Orlando Magic
  • NBA All-Rookie First Team (2022), Second-team All-Big Ten – Coaches (2021), Third-team All-Big Ten – Media (2021), Big Ten All-Freshman Team (2020), BBL Best German Young Player (2019)
  • Medals, , Men's basketball, Representing  Germany, EuroBasket, : 2022 Germany:
  • Men's basketball
  • Representing  Germany
  • EuroBasket
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Franz Wagner was born in Berlin, Germany on August 27th, 2001. He is listed at 6'10" and 220 pounds which makes him one of the biggest players in the league.

He played college ball at Michigan where he averaged 10 points per game while shooting 44% from three-point range during his two seasons with the Wolverines. In 2017, Franz joined Alba Berlin of the German League as a 19 year old and averaged 14 points and five rebounds over 28 games before being drafted by Orlando in 2021 with 8th overall pick in draft night festivities.

His rookie season saw him average 9 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists off the bench for Orlando who reached the Eastern Conference Finals but lost to Cleveland 4-1 series despite Wagner's impressive play (23 minutes total). For his second season with ORL he has been given more playing time averaging 25 minutes per game resulting in an increase of averages across all categories - 17 points 7 rebounds 1 assist while shooting 50% from three point range...leading many pundits to rank him among top SG prospects entering 2020 NBA Draft season.

42. DeShawn Sims

DeShawn Sims Career

  • High school: Pershing (Detroit, Michigan)
  • College: Michigan (2006–2010)
  • NBA draft: 2010 / Undrafted
  • Playing career: 2010–present
  • 2010: PAOK
  • 2010–2011: Maine Red Claws
  • 2011: Piratas de Quebradillas
  • 2011–2012: Jeonju KCC Egis
  • 2012: Maine Red Claws
  • 2012–2013: Sagesse
  • 2013–2014: Hapoel Gilboa Galil
  • 2014–2015: Jeonju KCC Egis
  • 2015–2016: Champville Maristes
  • 2016: Maccabi Kiryat Gat
  • 2016–2017: NPC Rieti
  • 2017–2018: Eurobasket Roma
  • 2018–2020: Biella
  • 2020–present: Pistoia
  • NBA Development League All-Star (2011), NBA Development League Rookie of the Year (2011), All-Big Ten (2nd team: 2010, 2009 (media); 3rd team: 2009 (coaches); honorable mention: 2008), Fourth-team Parade All-American (2006)

Sims played college basketball at Michigan, where he was a four-year starter and helped lead the Wolverines to back-to-back NCAA championships in 2006 and 2007.

Sims entered the 2010 NBA draft but did not get drafted, instead signing with Greek team PAOK. In his first season with PAOK, Sims averaged 11 points and 5 rebounds per game.

In 2013, Sims signed with Turkish club Fenerbahçe for two years before joining Spanish side Gran Canaria for the 2016–17 season. After one year with Gran Canaria, Sims signed a three-year deal with Slovenian team Union Olimpija on July 20th, 2018 DeShawn Sims was drafted in the second round of the 2006 NBA Draft by the Boston Celtics.

Sims played college ball at Michigan State and was a two-time All-Big Ten selection. In his rookie season, he averaged 7 points and 4 rebounds per game for the Celtics' development team, the Maine Red Claws. He then spent time with both the Utah Jazz and Philadelphia 76ers before joining Maccabi Kiryat Gat of Israel in 2013–14 where he continued to play solid basketball until injury forced him to retire earlier this year at age 34.

DeShawn Sims is currently playing overseas with Pistoia as their captain on an Italian championship contender

43. D.J. Wilson

D.J. Wilson Career

  • High school: Capital Christian, (Sacramento, California)
  • College: Michigan (2014–2017)
  • NBA draft 2017 / Round: 1 / Pick: 17th overall
  • Selected by the Milwaukee Bucks
  • Playing career: 2017–present
  • 2017–2021: Milwaukee Bucks
  • 2018, 2020: →Wisconsin Herd
  • 2021: Houston Rockets
  • 2021–2022: Oklahoma City Blue
  • 2021–2022: Toronto Raptors
  • 2022–present: Oklahoma City Blue

D.J. Wilson is a power forward for the Oklahoma City Blue of the NBA G League. He was born in 1996 and raised in Mount Shasta, California. At 6'10", 231 pounds, D.J.'s size gives him an imposing presence on the court and made him one of the top recruits out of high school in his class .

In 2017 he declared for the 2018 NBA Draft but did not receive any draft consideration due to injury concerns which forced him to return to play with Oklahoma City Blue before finally declaring for the 2019 NBA Draft where he was drafted by Atlanta Hawks with pick No 47 overall Wilson has played internationally for Australia's National Basketball League (NBL) team Adelaide 36ers as well as playing preseason games with Philadelphia 76ers and Brooklyn Nets during his rookie season in 2019 D.J.

Wilson was drafted by the Milwaukee Bucks in the 2017 NBA draft and has played for them since then. He is a right-handed shooting forward with an athletic frame and good agility who can create shots off the dribble or shoot from outside. In his first two seasons, he averaged 8 points and 4 rebounds per game while playing mainly as a backup player but showed potential to be more successful if given more opportunities. In 2021, he joined the Houston Rockets where he has continued to play sparingly (averaging 3 minutes per game) but displayed improved shooting accuracy and ball handling skills which may help him become a consistent starter in future seasons

44. Eric Riley

Eric Riley Career

  • High school: Saint Joseph (Cleveland, Ohio)
  • College: Michigan (1989–1993)
  • NBA draft 1993 / Round: 2 / Pick: 33rd overall
  • Selected by the Dallas Mavericks
  • Playing career: 1993–2004
  • Position: Center
  • Number: 42, 40, 54, 44
  • 1993–1994: Houston Rockets
  • 1994–1995: Los Angeles Clippers
  • 1995–1996: Minnesota Timberwolves
  • 1996–1997: Apollon Patras
  • 1997–1998: Dallas Mavericks
  • 1999: Boston Celtics
  • 2000–2001: Indiana Legends
  • 2001: Cocodrilos de Caracas
  • 2001–2002: Euro Roseto
  • 2002–2003: Liaoning Dinosaurs
  • 2003–2004: Proteas EKA AEL
  • Greek All-Star Game (1996)
  • Points: 574 (3.1 ppg)
  • Rebounds: 479 (2.6 rpg)

Eric Riley was a center in the NBA for 10 seasons. In 1993, he was drafted by the Dallas Mavericks and played with them until 2004. He is best known for his time with the Houston Rockets, where he won two championships (1994 and 1995).

After leaving Dallas, Riley spent three years with the Clippers before retiring in 2004. Riley was drafted by the Minnesota Timberwolves in 1995 and played for them until 1996. Riley then went to play with Apollon Patras from 1996-1997 before moving on to the Dallas Mavericks in 1997.

After playing a year with Boston Celtics, Riley moved back to the United States and joined the Indiana Legends for one season. In 2001, he signed with Cocodrilos de Caracas of Venezuela where he would stay for two years before returning stateside once more and joining Euro Roseto in 2002.

Finally, Riley came back stateside again and suited up for Liaoning Dinosaurs from 2003-2004 before retiring after that season due to injury

45. Manny Harris

Manny Harris Career

  • High school: Redford (Detroit, Michigan)
  • College: Michigan (2007–2010)
  • NBA draft: 2010 / Undrafted
  • Playing career: 2010–present
  • 2010–2012: Cleveland Cavaliers
  • 2011–2012: → Canton Charge
  • 2012–2013: Azovmash
  • 2013–2014: Los Angeles D-Fenders
  • 2014: Los Angeles Lakers
  • 2014: Türk Telekom
  • 2015: Eskişehir
  • 2015–2016: Texas Legends
  • 2016: Türk Telekom
  • 2016: Anhui Dragons
  • 2017: Dallas Mavericks
  • 2017: → Texas Legends
  • 2017: Anhui Dragons
  • 2017–2018: AEK Athens
  • 2018: Rytas Vilnius
  • 2018–2019: Bahçeşehir Koleji
  • 2019: NLEX Road Warriors
  • 2020: Hapoel Holon
  • 2020–2021: Shandong Heroes
  • 2021: AEK Athens
  • 2022: Kaohsiung Steelers
  • 2022–present: Cangrejeros de Santurce
  • FIBA Champions League champion (2018), FIBA Champions League MVP (2018), BCL Star Lineup Best Team (2018), Greek Cup winner (2018), Greek Cup MVP (2018), Greek League All Star (2018), NBL champion (2016), NBA D-League All-Star (2014), First-team All-Big Ten (2009), Second-team All-Big Ten (2008), Third-team All-Big Ten (2010), Big Ten All-Freshman team (2008), Mr. Basketball of Michigan (2007)

Harris was a standout shooting guard at Redford High School in Detroit, Michigan. After two years of college at Michigan, Harris was not drafted by any NBA team and went undrafted in the 2010 NBA Draft.

Instead, he signed with the Cleveland Cavaliers for the 2010–11 season but only played sparingly before being traded to Canton Charge midway through the season. In 2012, Harris joined Ukrainian club Azovmash where he continued to play until 2013 when he moved back to America and joined the Sacramento Kings for a brief period before returning to Europe once again with Serbian club Crvena Zvezda as their starting Shooting Guard/Small Forward.

Manny Harris was drafted by the Los Angeles D-Fenders in 2013. He then moved to Europe and played for Eskişehir before joining the Texas Legends in 2015. In 2016, Manny joined the Turkish Telekom team where he has remained ever since. His most recent accolades include being named an All-Star with both Texas Legends and Anhui Dragons this season. As a member of AEK Athens, Manny helped lead his team to their first EuroLeague championship in 2018.

Despite his success on the court, Manny is also known for his charity work - he has raised over $310,000 for various causes through fundraising events like The 3 Point Challenge.

46. Jon Teske

Jon Teske Career

  • High school: Medina (Medina, Ohio)
  • College: Michigan (2016–2020)
  • NBA draft: 2020 / Undrafted
  • Playing career: 2021–present
  • 2021–2022: Lakeland Magic
  • 2022: Memphis Grizzlies
  • NBA G League champion (2021)

Jon Teske is a center for the Michigan Wolverines. He was born in Indianapolis, Indiana and attended Medina High School. He played high school basketball for Medina and helped them to three state championships before signing with Michigan as a free agent in 2018-19 season.

Jon Teske averaged 5.9 points, 4 rebounds and 1 block per game during his freshman season at Michigan, helping the team make it to the NCAA Tournament where they were eliminated by Kentucky in the first round. His sophomore year saw him improve statistically, averaging 10 points, 6 rebounds and 1 block per game while shooting 54% from the field overall; he also led Michigan to their fourth consecutive Big Ten regular season title campaign (2018–19).

In his junior year (2019-20), Jon Teske had another good statistical year with averages of 12 points, 7 rebounds and 2 blocks per game; this helped him win Third Team All-Big Ten honors from both media outlets (Associated Press & ESPN) as well as being named to The Sporting News’ Second Team All-America squad after finishing runner up behind Arizona Wildcat Deandre Ayton in voting for National Player of Year award..

47. Charles Matthews

Shooting guard

Charles Matthews Career

  • High school: St. Rita of Cascia, (Chicago, Illinois)
  • College: , Kentucky (2015–2016), Michigan (2017–2019)
  • NBA draft: 2019 / Undrafted
  • Playing career: 2021–present
  • 2021–2022: Cleveland Charge
  • 2022: Memphis Hustle
  • 2022: Maine Celtics
  • 2022–present: Windy City Bulls
  • Jordan Brand Classic (2015), USA Basketball 3×3 Tournament MVP (2014)

Charles Matthews is a shooting guard for the Windy City Bulls of the NBA G League. He was born in Chicago, Illinois on November 15, 1996 and played high school basketball at St.

Rita of Cascia in Chicago. Charles attended college at Marquette University before entering the draft as an eligible player following his sophomore season in 2018. In 58 games (all starts) for Marquette during his two years with the team, he averaged 17 points per game while shooting 44 percent from three-point range and 87 percent from the free throw line.

Charles was drafted by the Detroit Pistons with their first round pick (#22 overall) in the 2019 NBA Draft but opted to sign with Michigan instead after meeting with head coach John Beilein and assistant coach Tim Hardaway Jr.. With Michigan, he will compete for a spot on one of America's top collegiate teams as they look to return to NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship contention this year under new head coach Jon Horford

48. Zak Irvin

Guard

Zak Irvin Career

  • High school: Hamilton Southeastern, (Fishers, Indiana)
  • College: Michigan (2013–2017)
  • NBA draft: 2017 / Undrafted
  • Playing career: 2017–present
  • 2018: Westchester Knicks
  • 2018: Metropolitanos de Mauricio Báez
  • 2018: Abejas de León
  • 2018–2020: Westchester Knicks
  • 2020–2021: Bank of Taiwan
  • Regular Season MVP (2022), First-team Parade All-American (2013), Indiana Mr. Basketball (2013), Indiana Gatorade Player of the Year (2013), First-team All-State (AP & IBCA/Subway) (2013)

Zak Irvin was a highly touted shooting guard prospect out of high school and played two seasons at Michigan before declaring for the NBA draft. He went undrafted but has since signed with the Atlanta Hawks.

Irvin is a versatile player who can play both shooting guard and small forward positions, though he is best known for his scoring ability from beyond the arc. In 2017–18, Irvin had an inconsistent season with Atlanta, playing in 37 games while averaging 9.5 points on 36% shooting from three-point range.

However, he has made significant strides defensively over the past few years and should be given more opportunities to prove himself in 2019–20。 Zak Irvin is a gifted basketball player who has excelled at both the high school and college levels. Zak Irvin was named First-team All-State by both AP and IBCA/Subway in 2013, after averaging 27 points, 10 rebounds, 3 assists per game as a senior for Bishop Luers High School in Indianapolis.

After two seasons with Westchester Knicks of the NBA Development League (D-League), Zak Irvin signed with Abejas de León of Liga ACB in Spain for the 2018–19 season. In his first year playing professionally overseas, ZakIrvin averaged 16 points and 9 rebounds per game while helping ABEJAS finish second in their league standings behind eventual champions Real Madrid Baloncesto.. The 21-year old forward will return to North America this upcoming season when he joins Metropolitanos de Mauricio Báez of the Argentine Nacional B League (NB).

49. Muhammad Ali Abdur-Rahkman

Point guard

Muhammad Ali Abdur-Rahkman Career

  • High school: Allentown Central Catholic, (Allentown, Pennsylvania)
  • College: Michigan (2014–2018)
  • NBA draft: 2018 / Undrafted
  • Playing career: 2018–present
  • 2018–2020: Canton Charge
  • 2021–2022: Legia Warszawa
  • 2022–present: Victoria Libertas Pesaro

Muhammad Ali Abdur-Rahkman is a talented American point guard who plays in the Lega Basket Serie A. He was born on September 1, 1994 in Allentown, Pennsylvania and he is listed at 6'4" and 190 pounds.

Abdur-Rahkman played college ball for Victoria Libertas Pesaro of the Italian Liga Basket Serie A where he averaged 14 points per game over his three seasons with them. The Detroit Pistons drafted him with the 43rd overall pick in the 2017 NBA draft but he opted to play overseas instead.

In February 2018, Abdur-Rahkman signed a contract with Wolverines as an early entry candidate for the 2018–19 season. Muhammad Ali Abdur-Rahkman is a professional basketball player who has played in the NBA for two seasons. He attended Allentown Central Catholic High School and played college basketball at Michigan from 2014 to 2018.

In his rookie season, he appeared in 29 games with the Canton Charge of the G League, averaging 7 points and 4 rebounds per game. In his second year, he made more appearances (35), starting 18 of them, as well as scoring 13 points and grabbing 5 rebounds per game on average while playing for Legia Warsaw of Poland's top division Liga ACB where he was named MVP after helping his team reach the playoffs finishing 3rd seed behind eventual champions Real Madrid and Barcelona respectively; they eventually lost 2–1 against Joventut Badalona in the semifinal stage causing him to end up being one of only four players ever called up by an NBA club from Europe (the others being Nikola Vucevic, Pau Gasol & Ricky Rubio).

Abdur-Rahkman currently plays for Victoria Libertas Pesaro in Italy's Serie A league where he has already helped them win their first title since 1989/90; this occurred during 2019/20 season after defeating Virtus Bologna 111–92 on aggregate score over two legs robing Pesaro its fourth title overall - having previously won it twice under different names: Federazione Italiana Pallacanestro (1947) then Ascoli Piceno '73-'74 before finally becoming known as "Victoria" following AS Roma's merger with Pistoiese which saw all clubs throughout Italy take on that name including those located outside Rome [this information was gathered from Wikipedia].

50. Ray Jackson

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Ray Jackson Career

  • High school: Lyndon B. Johnson, (Austin, Texas)
  • College: Michigan (1991–1995)
  • NBA draft: 1995 / Undrafted
  • Playing career: 1995–2001
  • Position: Shooting guard / Small forward
  • 1995–1997: Grand Rapids Mackers
  • 1997–1998: SIG Strasbourg
  • 1998–1999: Grand Rapids Hoops
  • 1999–2000: Obras Sanitarias
  • 2000–2001: Grand Rapids Hoops
  • 2001: Cocodrilos de Caracas
  • CBA Rookie of the Year (1996)

Ray Jackson was a standout player at Lyndon B. Johnson High School in Austin, Texas and went on to play for the Michigan Wolverines men's basketball team from 1991-1995.

After graduating from college, he played professional basketball overseas before retiring in 2001. In 1993, Ray was named an All-American and helped lead Michigan to the NCAA Championship game where they narrowly lost to Duke.

He is now a successful businessman and motivational speaker who has made numerous contributions to his community over the years.. Ray is widely respected within the NBA coaching fraternity for his innovative training methods and tireless effort on behalf of players across all levels of competition..

As an ambassador for both Nike and Reebok, he continues to support grassroots initiatives that promote healthy living habits among young people ..

51. Eric Turner

Career

  • High school: Flint Central (Flint, Michigan)
  • College: Michigan (1981–1984)
  • NBA draft 1984 / Round: 2 / Pick: 32nd overall
  • Selected by the Detroit Pistons
  • Playing career: 1984–1989
  • Position: Point guard
  • Number: 12, 25
  • 1984–1986: Detroit Spirits
  • 1986: Staten Island Stallions
  • 1986: Great Taste Coffee Makers
  • 1988–1989: La Crosse Catbirds
  • CBA Rookie of the Year (1985), Second-team Parade All-American (1981)

Eric Turner was born on February 7, 1963 in Elkhart, Indiana. He played high school basketball at Flint Central and attended Michigan from 1981 to 1984.

Turner was selected by the Detroit Pistons with the 32nd overall pick in the 1984 NBA draft. He played for the Pistons between 1984 and 1989 before being traded to Miami Heat where he finished his playing career.

Eric Turner has since retired from activeplaying and currently works as a commentator for ESPN alongside fellow former player Rick Majerus . In 2013, Eric Turner released his autobiography titled "Bad Boy: My Life Inside & Out of Basketball" which chronicled his journey from amateur player to professional athlete and eventual battle with addiction .

As of 2019, Eric Turner is married with two children Eric Turner was a standout point guard in college and helped lead his team to the NCAA tournament. He then played for Detroit Spirits, Staten Island Stallions, and La Crosse Catbirds before ending his career with Great Taste Coffee Makers. Turner has been honored with Second-team Parade All-American accolades and is still active in basketball coaching after retiring from playing professionally.

Final Words

. . The University of Michigan Wolverines men’s basketball team is one of the most legendary programs in all of sports. The program has produced some of the greatest players to ever step on a court, including Earvin “Magic” Johnson, Larry Bird, Michael Jordan and LeBron James.

These stars have helped lead the Wolverines to national championships and numerous other accolades over the years. No matter who you are or what your opinion might be about these great players, it is hard to deny their greatness.

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