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Former Big Ten Players In The 1st Round Of The 2015 NBA Playoffs

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On Saturday, the 1st Round of the NBA Playoffs will tip-off. How is the Big Ten represented?

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The 2015 NBA Playoffs will tip-off on Saturday afternoon beginning with the Toronto Raptors and the Washington Wizards.  It's a great time to be a basketball fan and the Big Ten will be well represented in this year's Playoffs as well.  Before the 1st Round begins, take a look at all the former Big Ten players that will be participating.

Overall, there are a total of 20 players feature in the 1st Round.  This is up 8 players from last season and though a lot of it depends on which teams qualify for the postseason, a good hunk of it also has to do with the fact that the Big Ten has been performing well on Draft night and getting more players into the NBA.  If the Big Ten continues to produce pro talent at this level, perhaps it will be up even more next year.

Here's the full list of the players.

Big Ten Players in the 1st Round of the 2015 NBA Playoffs:

- Atlanta Hawks

  • N/A

- Boston Celtics

  • Jared Sullinger (Ohio State)
  • Evan Turner (Ohio State)

- Brooklyn Nets

  • Alan Anderson (Michigan State)
  • Darius Morris (Michigan)
  • Deron Williams (Illinois)

- Chicago Bulls

  • E'Twaun Moore (Purdue)

- Cleveland Cavaliers

  • N/A

- Dallas Mavericks

  • Devin Harris (Wisconsin)

- Golden State Warriors

  • Draymond Green (Michigan State)

- Houston Rockets

  • N/A

- Los Angeles Clippers

  • Jamal Crawford (Michigan)

- Memphis Grizzlies

  • Mike Conley (Ohio State)
  • Kosta Koufos (Ohio State)
  • Jon Leuer (Wisconsin)
  • Zach Randolph (Michigan State)

- Milwaukee Bucks

  • N/A

- New Orleans Pelicans

  • Eric Gordon (Indiana)

- Portland Trail Blazers

  • Steve Blake (Maryland)*
  • Tim Frazier (Penn State)
  • Meyers Leonard (Illinois)

- San Antonio Spurs

  • N/A

- Toronto Raptors

  • Greg Stiemsma (Wisconsin)
  • Greivis Vasquez (Maryland)*

- Washington Wizards

  • Kris Humphries (Minnesota)
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* - Neither Steve Blake nor Greivis Vasquez are technically former Big Ten players as Maryland was a member of the ACC at the time.