14 Mateen Cleaves
Position: PG
Born: 09/07/77
Height: 6-2 / 1.88
Weight: 210 lbs. / 95.3 kg.
College: Michigan State '00
  A legend atMichigan State... Good bulk for a point guard... Great passing skills... A good presence in the locker room... His jumper needs a lot of improvement.

Attended the Flint Northern HS in Flint, Michigan.
Played college ball at Michigan State until 2000.
Selected by the Detroit Pistons as 14th overall pick in the the 2000 NBA Draft. Played there in 2000-01.
Traded to the Sacramento Kings in 2001-02.
Traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers in September 2002. Returned to the Sacramento Kings seven days later after failing to pass a physical examination. Played in Sacramento till 2002-03.
Selected by the Huntsville Flight as 31st overall pick in the 2003 NBDL Draft. Joined the team in 2003-04.
Signed with the Cleveland Cavaliers in March 2004. Released in April.
Returned to the Huntsville Flight of the NBDL in April 2004.
Signed with the Seattle SuperSonics in October 2004. Waived later that month.
Returned to the Seattle SuperSonics in November 2004. Waived in January 2006. Joined the Fayetteville Patriots of the NBADL later that month. Returned to the Seattle SuperSonics before the end of the month. Released again in February. Returned again to the Fayetteville Patriots of the NBADL.
Selected by the Bakersfield Jam as 9th overall pick in the 2006 NBADL Expansion Draft.
Signed with UNICS Kazan (Russia) in 2006-07. Left the team in January.
Signed with the Bakersfield Jam of the NBADL in February 2007.
Signed with the New Jersey Nets in October 2007. Waived later that month.
Signed with Panionios (Greece) in November 2007.
Returned to the Bakersfield Jam of the NBADL in February 2008.
Signed with the Denver Nuggets in September 2008. Waived in October.
Led Flint Northern HS to a Michigan state title in 1995.
Big Ten Conference Tournament MVP in 1999.
Voted Big Ten Conference Player of Year in 1999 and 2000.
Selected to the All-America 2nd Team in 1999 and 2000.
Named to the All-America 1st Team by the AP in 1999.
Won the NCAA title with Michigan State in 2000. Named Final Four's Most Outstanding Player.
Played the NBA Rookie All-Star Game in 2001.
Finished college career as Michigan State and Big Ten Conference all-time career assist leader.
All-NBDL Honorable Mention in 2004.