Big Ten Pro Basketball Recap: Week of Feb. 16

Each week this winter quarter I recap how Northwestern and other Big Ten schools’ alumni perform in the NBA and overseas. Each recap I’ll look at four different Big Ten teams’ NBA stars and Northwestern’s international players overseas, reviewing how each player’s season is going and choosing a performance of the week. This week one Northwestern graduate had 17 points and four rebounds while a Michigan graduate had 25 points and three steals. In addition, this week I take a look at two Michigan graduates’ performance in All-Star Events.

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WNUR’s Ari Ross (@aross50) recaps the past week for former Big Ten and Northwestern basketball players in the pros.

While Northwestern has no basketball alums currently playing in the NBA, the Big Ten Conference has 30 alums playing for NBA Teams.

Here’s how Big Ten basketball alums from three Big Ten schools are performing in the NBA and overseas and their best game this past week:

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NBA players:
Deron Williams, PG, Brooklyn Nets: 13.29 PPG, 2.51 RPG, 6.63 APG
Meyers Leonard, C, Portland Trail Blazers: 2.71 PPG, 2.95 RPG, 0.33 APG
Game of the Week:
Williams had 13 points on 4 of 11 shooting (1 of 5 3PT); seven assists and three rebounds in 105-89 win over the Charlotte Bobcats Feb. 12.

Michigan:
Players in the NBA:
Jamal Crawford, SG, Los Angeles Clippers: 18.56 PPG, 2.35 RPG, 3.25 APG
Tim Hardaway…

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