20 Best NBA Draft Picks in Michigan Wolverines History

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2. player. 110. . Round 1. Pick 4 (1989). Glen Rice

A noted scorer at Michigan, the Miami Heat picked Glen Rice early in the 1990 draft to help carry the load offensively. Rice delivered, upping his average from 13.6 to 17.4 to 22.3 points per game over his first three seasons. He dipped to 19 points per game in year four but was back above the 20 point per game mark in each of the next five seasons, three of which came as a member of the Charlotte Hornets.

Rice’s 1996-97 season was the most prolific scoring season of his career, averaging 26.8 points per game helped in large part by shooting 47.0% on three pointers.

An All-Star in each of his three seasons with the Hornets, Rice took a somewhat smaller role after being traded to the Los Angeles Lakers, but it did see Rice add the title of NBA Champion to his resume. A season with the Knicks, two with the Rockets and one with the Clippers finished Rice’s career but what a career it was. Rice’s career 18.3 points per game average ranks second behind Chris Webber for former Wolverines.

OK, let’s finally get to that Webber guy…

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