20 Best NBA Draft Picks in Michigan Wolverines History

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1. player. 38. . Round 1. Pick 1 (1993). chris webber

He was the most highly-regarded player in the most highly-regarded recruiting class in Michigan basketball history and Chris Webber’s NBA career continued on that trajectory. Among NBA players from Michigan, Webber’s 37.1 minutes per game and 20.7 points per game are tops. And he didn’t do it all on volume. Webber is the NBA’s most efficient former Wolverine, checking in with a career PER average of 20.9.

The versatility Webber showed in his two years at Michigan translated beautifully to the NBA. The Magic dealt him to the Warriors in a draft day trade in exchange for Penny Hardaway and three future first round picks. A steep price, but one that Webber would justify over the course of his career. Unfortunately for the Warriors, much of that justification would come with Webber wearing a Sacramento Kings uniform.

Webber named to the All-Rookie first team and was the league’s 1994 Rookie of the Year. He was an All-NBA first team selection once, second team selection three times, a third team selection one time and was a five time All-Star. Webber played in 831 games as a pro, averaging 20.7 points, 9.8 rebounds and 4.2 assists per game.

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