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Mateen Cleaves

NameMateen Cleaves
PositionGuard
Height Ft6
Height In2
Weight Lb205
Number24, 8
Birth DateSeptember 07, 1977(age 36)
Birth PlaceFlint, Michigan
NationalityU.S.
High SchoolFlint Northern HS
(Flint, Michigan)
College 
Draft Round1
Draft Pick14
Draft Year2000
Draft TeamDetroit Pistons
Career Start2000
Career End2009
TeamsDetroit Pistons (2000 2001)
Sacramento Kings (2001 2003)
Huntsville Flight (NBDL) (2003 2004)
Cleveland Cavaliers (2004)
Seattle SuperSonics (2004 2006)
Fayetteville Patriots (NBDL) (2006)
UNICS Kazan (Russia) (2006 2007)
Bakersfield Jam (NBDL) (2007, 2008 2009)
Panionios (Greece) (2007 2008)
HighlightsBronze medal at the FIBA World Championship (1998)
NCAA Champion (2000)
NCAA Final Four Most Outstanding Player (2000)
Big Ten Conference Player of the Year (1998, 1999)
Consensus NCAA All-American First Team (1999)
2× Consensus NCAA All-American Second Team (1998, 2000)
McDonald's All-American (1996)

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Mateen Ahmad Cleaves (born September 7, 1977 in Flint, Michigan) is an American former professional basketball player who played in six NBA seasons. He is currently a music talent manager.

Cleaves is best remembered for his career with the Michigan State University Spartans (MSU).

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Flint rapper Jon Connor is The Source Magazine's 'Unsigned Hype' - MLive.com Tweet this news
MLive.com--He is now managed by former NBA player and Flint native -Mateen Cleaves- on the All Varsity Entertainment record label. Connor released his Season 2 mixtape in December which has his name buzzing over the internet. “It's a completely ori - Date : Mon, 09 Jan 2012 16:52:11 GMT
After frustrating start, Michigan State's Keith Appling finds groove in Tom ... - MLive.com Tweet this news
MLive.com--"Yet, now I feel so comfortable that at critical times during the Wisconsin game, we ran the old (plays we ran for) Steve Smith or -Mateen Cleaves-, and Keith made that big-time move for a left-handed layup and his kick-out moves are g - Date : Tue, 10 Jan 2012 13:29:31 GMT
Video: Jon Connor Talks About The Come Up & Getting Recognition - The Source (blog) Tweet this news
The Source (blog)--The Flint, Michigan emcee discussed how he first got on his music grind, how he gained the support of former NBA player -Mateen Cleaves- and what it's been like over the last year with all the recognition he's been receiving. - Date : Wed, 18 Jan 2012 18:42:21 GMT
Go Inside One Heated Big Ten Rivalry - Big Ten Network Tweet this news
Big Ten Network--And then we talk to -Mateen Cleaves- - who is a Spartan until the day he dies - is from Flint, Michigan and he learned about the rivalry, too. BTN.com: Gives us a glimpse at what else in in this week's show. I heard we spoke with Rod - Date : Fri, 20 Jan 2012 19:29:31 GMT
Mateen Cleaves reflects on "ballistic" Izzo and the football rebounding drill ... - The Flint Journal - MLive.com Tweet this news
The Flint Journal - MLive.com--By Ross Maghielse | The Flint Journal Fox Sports DetroitMateen -Cleaves- is a Fox Sports Detroit Studio Analyst for the Detroit Pistons. He has also made appearances as a guest commentator for ESPN, CBS College Sports, Big T - Date : Sat, 21 Jan 2012 17:15:47 GMT
MSU vs. Florida State, Michigan vs. Virginia in ACC/Big Ten Challenge - Detroit Free Press Tweet this news
Detroit Free Press--Florida State's Kerry Thompson, right, reaches in for a steal against Michigan State's -Mateen Cleaves- during NIT action March 17, 1997, in Tallahassee, Fla. TD107 / Associated Press Michigan State will host Florida State, a - Date : Tue, 17 May 2011 19:17:22 GMT+00:00
NCAA/NBA Star Robert “Tractor” Traylor's Death Reminds All Of Car Accident ... - RealSportsNet Tweet this news
RealSportsNet--When highly touted high school recruit -Mateen Cleaves- came to Ann Arbor for a visit, Traylor got the job to show the kid a good time. Now to some that would be taking in a football game or sitting down for some ice cream or video games. . - Date : Mon, 16 May 2011 04:08:17 GMT+00:00
Lettermen In The News: Mateen Cleaves Says MSU Will Be In Houston - Lost Lettermen Tweet this news
Lost Lettermen--10 season, there's at least one person that believes the Spartans will make a run to the Final Four in Houston: Former Spartans star and 2000 Final Four MOP -Mateen Cleaves-. Now running record label in his hometown of Flint, Cleaves - Date : Tue, 15 Mar 2011 17:25:23 GMT+00:00
Beecher's Monte Morris proves he's worthy of all the hype despite a ... - MLive.com Tweet this news
MLive.com--The sophomore fought back the tears until he was approached by a familiar face while heading to the locker room: -Mateen Cleaves-. Morris has been dubbed as Flint's next breakout star on the hardwood, as he deserves to be, so it was only r - Date : Thu, 24 Mar 2011 22:59:07 GMT+00:00
What Sport are the Minnesota Gophers Most Known For? - The Daily Gopher Tweet this news
The Daily Gopher--As an outsider, the first thing I think of with Michigan State is basketball: Magic Johnson, Tom Izzo, and -Mateen Cleaves- doing that stupid dance when they won the national title (if you're wondering- and obviously you are- Mateen - Date : Thu, 24 Feb 2011 18:01:01 GMT+00:00

Medal Record
Competitor for United States
Men's basketball
FIBA World Championship
Bronze1998 GreeceNational team

Michigan State Spartans Men's Basketball 1999 2000 NCAA Champions

11 David Thomas * 12 Mateen Cleaves * 14 Charlie Bell * 20 Mike Chappell * 23 Jason Richardson * 25 Aloysius Anagonye * 34 Andre Hutson * 42 Morris Peterson * 43 A. J. Granger
Coach Tom Izzo

NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament Most Outstanding Player

1939: J. Hull * 1940: M. Huffman * 1941: J. Kotz * 1942: H. Dallmar * 1943: K. Sailors * 1944: A. Ferrin * 1945: B. Kurland * 1946: B. Kurland * 1947: G. Kaftan * 1948: A. Groza * 1949: A. Groza * 1950: I. Dambrot * 1951: B. Spivey * 1952: C. Lovellette * 1953: B. Born * 1954: T. Gola * 1955: B. Russell * 1956: H. Lear * 1957: W. Chamberlain * 1958: E. Baylor * 1959: J. West * 1960: J. Lucas * 1961: J. Lucas * 1962: P. Hogue * 1963: A. Heyman * 1964: W. Hazzard * 1965: B. Bradley * 1966: J. Chambers * 1967: L. Alcindor * 1968: L. Alcindor * 1969: L. Alcindor * 1970: S. Wicks * 1971: H. Porter* * 1972: B. Walton * 1973: B. Walton * 1974: D. Thompson * 1975: R. Washington * 1976: K. Benson * 1977: B. Lee * 1978: J. Givens * 1979: M. Johnson * 1980: D. Griffith * 1981: I. Thomas * 1982: J. Worthy * 1983: H. Olajuwon * 1984: P. Ewing * 1985: E. Pinckney * 1986: P. Ellison * 1987: K. Smart * 1988: D. Manning * 1989: G. Rice * 1990: A. Hunt * 1991: C. Laettner * 1992: B. Hurley * 1993: D. Williams * 1994: C. Williamson * 1995: E. O'Bannon * 1996: T. Delk * 1997: M. Simon * 1998: J. Sheppard * 1999: R. Hamilton * 2000: M. Cleaves * 2001: S. Battier * 2002: J. Dixon * 2003: C. Anthony * 2004: E. Okafor * 2005: S. May * 2006: J. Noah * 2007: C. Brewer * 2008: M. Chalmers * 2009: W. Ellington * 2010: K. Singler

1998 NCAA Men's Basketball Consensus All-Americans

First Team
Mike Bibby * Antawn Jamison * Raef LaFrentz * Paul Pierce * Miles Simon
Second Team
Vince Carter * Mateen Cleaves * Pat Garrity * Richard Hamilton * Ansu Sesay

1999 NCAA Men's Basketball Consensus All-Americans

First Team
Elton Brand * Mateen Cleaves * Richard Hamilton * Andre Miller * Jason Terry
Second Team
Evan Eschmeyer * Steve Francis * Trajan Langdon * Chris Porter * Wally Szczerbiak

2000 NCAA Men's Basketball Consensus All-Americans

First Team
Chris Carrawell * Marcus Fizer * A. J. Guyton * Kenyon Martin * Chris Mihm * Troy Murphy
Second Team
Courtney Alexander * Shane Battier * Mateen Cleaves * Scoonie Penn * Morris Peterson * Stromile Swift



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