Michigan Players in the NBA to Start 2014-2015

27 Oct

nba-logoBasketball season is back, and the NBA tips-off first. Michigan has had a long tradition of producing pros, and this season in the association, for at least opening day, there are eleven players who are from Michigan, or played in the state as an amateur on a team’s roster. From Grand Rapids, stretching all the way across to Detroit, Saginaw, and every town in between, here are the players representing the mitten for 2014-2015.

James Young Rookie: 6’6″ 215 lbs Shooting Guard, University of Kentucky (Rochester High School) Boston Celtics

Shayne Whittington Rookie: 6’11” 250 lbs Power Forward, Western Michigan University (Lawrence High School) Indiana Pacers

Roy Devyn Marble Rookie: 6’6″ 200 lbs Shooting Guard, Iowa (Southfield-Lathrup High School) Orlando Magic

Willie Green Twelfth Year: 6’3″ 201 lbs Shooting Guard, University of Detroit Mercy (Detroit Cooley High School) Orlando Magic

Draymond Green Third Year: 6’7″ 230 lbs Small Forward, Michigan State (Saginaw High School) Golden State Warriors

Christ Douglass-Roberts Sixth Year: 6’7″ 210 lbs Shooting Guard, Memphis (Detroit Cass Tech/Detroit Northwestern High School) Los Angeles Clippers

Ray McCallum Second Year: 6’3″ 190 lbs Point Guard, University of Detroit Mercy (Detroit Country Day High School) Sacramento Kings

Christ Kaman Twelfth Year: 7’0″ 265 lbs Center, Central Michigan University (Wyoming Tri-Unity Christian High School) Portland Trail Blazers

Wilson Chandler Eighth Year: 6’8″ 225 lbs Small Forward, Depaul (Benton Harbor High School) Denver Nuggets

JaVale McGee Seventh Year: 7’0″ 270 lbs Center, Nevada, (From Flint) Denver Nuggets

Jason Richardson Thirteenth Year: 6’6″ 225 lbs Shooting Guard, Michigan State, (Saginaw Arthur Hill High School) Philadelphia 76ers

One Response to “Michigan Players in the NBA to Start 2014-2015”

  1. MotownTitan October 28, 2014 at 7:04 am #

    How about Willie Green from U of D on the Orlando Magic

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