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Former Big Ten Players In The 1st Round Of The 2016 NBA Playoffs

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

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The 2016 NBA Playoffs will tip-off on Saturday afternoon beginning with the Indiana Pacers and the Toronto Raptors. 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 19 former Big Ten players featured in the 1st Round. This is actually down one player from last postseason, but is still a great representation for the league. What is also impressive is that just four of the 16 Playoff teams do not have a former Big Ten player.

Here's the full list of the players.

Big Ten Players in the 1st Round of the 2016 NBA Playoffs:

- Atlanta Hawks

  • Tim Hardaway, Jr. (Michigan)
  • Kris Humphries (Minnesota)

- Boston Celtics

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

- Charlotte Hornets

  • Frank Kaminsky (Wisconsin)
  • Cody Zeller (Indiana)

- Cleveland Cavaliers

  • N/A

- Dallas Mavericks

  • Devin Harris (Wisconsin)
  • Deron Williams (Illinois)

- Detroit Pistons

  • Steve Blake* (Maryland)

- Golden State Warriors

  • Draymond Green (Michigan State)

- Houston Rockets

  • Sam Dekker (Wisconsin)

- Indiana Pacers

  • Glenn Robinson III (Michigan)

- Los Angeles Clippers

  • Jamal Crawford (Michigan)
  • Branden Dawson (Michigan State)

- Memphis Grizzlies

  • Mike Conley (Ohio State)
  • Zach Randolph (Michigan State)

- Miami Heat

  • N/A

- Oklahoma City Thunder

  • Mitch McGary (Michigan)

- Portland Trail Blazers

  • Meyers Leonard (Illinois)
  • Noah Vonleh (Indiana)

- San Antonio Spurs

  • N/A

- Toronto Raptors

  • N/A


* - Steve Blake is not technically a former Big Ten player as Maryland was a member of the ACC during his time as a student-athlete at Maryland.