Mateen Cleaves Speaker Profile
Michigan State University basketball legend
Mateen Cleaves Biography
Mateen Ahmad Cleaves was born September 7, 1977 in Flint, Michigan and is an American former professional basketball player who played in six NBA seasons. He is currently a music talent manager and an analyst on the television program Inside College Basketball on CBS Sports Network.
Cleaves is best remembered for his career with the Michigan State University Spartans.
In 2000, Cleaves was drafted by the Detroit Pistons with the fourteenth pick. During his rookie season, he played in 78 games, averaging 5.4 points and 2.7 assists.
During his rookie year, Cleaves was ticketed for speeding and driving with a suspended license. Cleaves was cited for driving 85 mph in a 70 mph zone, and a routine check showed his license was suspended. The suspension was dropped once Cleaves paid the fines.
Cleaves was traded to the Sacramento Kings shortly before the 2001–02 season for Jon Barry and a first-round draft pick. After two seasons playing sparingly, he signed as a free agent with the Boston Celtics, but was waived before 2003–04's regular season began. He played with the Cleveland Cavaliers in four games. He was then signed by the Seattle SuperSonics, was cut during 2004–05, and re-signed during the following campaign.Following his NBA stint, Cleaves appeared for the Fayetteville Patriots and the Bakersfield Jam of the D-League, also playing abroad with Russia's Unics Kazan and Greece's Panionios BC. In 2008, he played with the Denver Nuggets in their pre-season, but was waived before the October 29 tip-off.
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Posted on 24 October 2014 | 10:03 pm
Former NBA players and Michigan State standouts Mateen Cleaves, Antonio Smith and Charlie Bell will be participating in the 1st Annual Renal Roundball Classic at Mt. Pleasant High School on Sunday, October 26, 2014. The game will take place at 3:30 p.m. with donations being acceptance for admission. The suggested donations are $10 for adults and $8 for students with all children 12 and...[Read More]
Posted on 31 May 2013 | 11:54 pm
Michigan State University basketball legend and Flint native Mateen Cleaves will be the special guest at the grand opening of the recently opened Meijer supermarket in Swartz Creek. The event will serve as a follow-up to Meijer's official ribbon-cutting event that took place on May 16. In addition to a meet and greet session with the former NBA guard, Cleaves will also participate...[Read More]
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