20 Best NBA Draft Picks from Michigan State

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81. . Round 1. Pick 21 (2000). Morris Peterson. 11. player

As college basketball players, it was Mateen Cleaves who was the most well-known of Michigan State’s “Flintstones” but it was Morris Peterson who would go on to have the best NBA career.

“Mo Pete” quickly earned a spot in the Toronto Raptors starting lineup and was consistently a double-digit scorer, topping out at an average of 16.8 points per game for the 2005-06 season.

Peterson’s playing time diminished from there, particularly after leaving the Raptors to finish his career with the Hornets and Thunder. Still, Peterson finished with a scoring average of 10.7 points per game despite the diminished opportunities in the final years of his career.

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