Munn's Musings | Dec. 10, 2013

Editor’s Note: Vice President of Fan Experience Jeff Munneke is a beloved member of the Timberwolves family, and as an employee of the team since the inaugural 1989-90 season, he has a lot of on and off the court knowledge about the team. That ranges from top halftime acts and coolest players all the way to season ticket eating venues and most memorable games. Each week during the 2013-14, Munn’s going to share that knowledge with us through Top 5 (or 10) lists in this “Munn’s Musings” blog.

Top 10 Timberwolves Shootout Alums With Best NBA Careers To Date

With the 18th annual Timberwolves Shootout coming up on Jan. 4, 2014, we will have a Shootout slant to the musings for the next four weeks. This week we will take a look at the players who have participated in the Shootout that have gone on to the best NBA Career to date. And with so much talent coming through this tournament over the years, I had to bump this one up to a top 10.

10. Sebastian Telfair - Lincoln HS (01-02) Portland/Boston/Timberwolves/Clippers/Phoenix/Toronto (7PPG 3.5 Assts)

9. Joel Pryzbilla – Monticello (1997-98) Bucks/Atlanta/Portland/Charlotte/Milwaukee (4 PPG 6.2 REB)

8. Kris Humphries – Hopkins (2002-03) Utah/Toronto/Dallas/New Jersey/Brooklyn (7 PPG 5.5 REB)

7. Drew Gooden - El Cerrito, CA (1998-99) Memphis/Cavs/Bulls/Kings/Spurs/Mavs/Wizards/Bucks ( 12 PPG 7.6 REB)

6. Steve Blake - Oak Hill (1998-99) Washington/Portland/Milwaukee/Denver/Clippers/Lakers (7 PPG 4 Assts)

5. Demarcus Cousins - Leflore, AL (2007-08) - Sacramento Kings (15 PPG 10 REB) *All-Star

4. Wes Matthews Jr - Madison Memorial (2004-05) Utah/Portland (15 PPG 3 REB)

3. Jrue Holiday- Campbell Hall (2006-07, 2007-08) Philadelphia/New Orleans (14 PPG 6 Assts) *All-Star

2.Josh Smith – McCeachern (2002-03) Atlanta/Detroit (17.5 PPG 8 REB) *All-Star

1. Kevin Love - Lake Oswego, OR (2006-07) Minnesota Timberwolves (18 PPG 12 Reb) *All-Star *Olympian

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