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Mateen Cleaves # 24
POSITION
Guard
HEIGHT
6'2"/1,88 m
WEIGHT
210 lbs./95,3 kg
COLLEGE/CLASS
Michigan State '00
DRAFTED
Detroit Pistons '00 - 1(14)
BIRTHDATE
09/07/77
Mateen Cleaves enjoyed one of the most storied careers in NCAA history. A native of Flint, Mich. playing at nearby Michigan State with fellow "Flintstones" Morris Peterson and Charlie Bell, Cleaves completed his college career as the Big Ten's all-time assists leader, a two-time Big Ten Player of the Year, a three-time AP All-American (First Team as a junior, Second Team as a sophomore and senior) and the Most Outstanding Player of the 2000 Final Four as his Spartans won the national championship in his final collegiate game. A first-round pick of the Detroit Pistons, Cleaves has been unable to reach those same pinnacles as a professional, but he has carved out a niche for himself as a powerfully positive presence in the locker room and a consummate pro.
Player Headlines
July 13, 2005
Cleaves Provides Veteran Presence
May 30, 2005
2004-05 Review: Mateen Cleaves
May 30, 2005
2004-05 Cleaves Gallery
March 17, 2005
NCAA Tournament Q&A With Mateen Cleaves
January 31, 2005
Sonics Activate Cleaves
October 28, 2004
Sonics Waive Cleaves and Young
October 22, 2004
Cleaves Takes His Shot
October 13, 2004
Meet the Sonics Training-Camp Invitees
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