Originally written on The Sports Bank  |  Last updated 6/14/13
Mateen Cleaves is not only one of the most legendary names in Michigan State history, he’s also one of the most iconic players in college basketball lore. This Spartan warrior is known for winning a national title while on crutches, being a stellar point guard, having a very large mouth and the ugly Bill Cosby style sweaters he wore on the bench when injured. Mateen Cleaves played in the NBA for 6 years, including a couple years with the Cleveland Cavaliers and Detroit Pistons. He later played in the NBDL, Russia and Greece. Now the Big Ten icon of icon is joining CBS Sports as a studio analyst. CBS Sports Network debuts Inside College Basketball: Draft Special, a series of seven shows previewing the 2013 Draft, on Monday, June 17 (7:00 PM, CDT). Former Detroit Pistons head coach Lawrence Frank joins as a guest analyst, along with CBS Sports Network analysts Wally Szczerbiak, Doug Gottlieb, Steve Lappas and Mateen Cleaves, as well as college basketball insider Jon Rothstein. Adam Z...
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