University of Michigan’s Top NBA Players

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Dr. Ashkan Khabazian, a graduate of the University of Michigan, has spent nearly eight years as an emergency department clinical pharmacist at Sharp HealthCare in San Diego, California. In this position he responds to Code Blue calls, which involve patients entering the department in critical condition. Beyond his professional activities, Dr. Ashkan Khabazian enjoys attending collegiate football and basketball games at his alma mater every weekend.

The University of Michigan has produced a number of basketball players that have gone on to enjoy success in the National Basketball Association (NBA), including 16 players with at least 520 professional games played. Juwan Howard, an NBA player from 1995 through 2013, leads Michigan alumni with 1,208 games played. During his first seven seasons, Howard averaged more than 18 points and 7 rebounds per game. He was named to the league’s All Star team in 1996.

At 1,182 minutes played, Jamal Crawford is the University of Michigan’s second most prolific NBA player, though his career may be considered more notable than Howard’s. Crawford has, on three occasions, won the NBA’s Sixth Man of the Year Award, the only player in league history to do so. Over the course of tenures with the Atlanta Hawks and Los Angeles Clippers, Crawford has taken part in 69 career post season games.

Other prominent University of Michigan players to impact the NBA include Jalen Rose, Chris Webber, Glen Rice, and Rickey Green. Current Michigan players in the league, meanwhile, range from Tim Hardaway, Jr. to Trey Burke.