Morris Peterson

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Birthday
26, 1977
Birthplace
Michigan
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
26, 1977 (age 41)
Birthplace
Michigan

About

Former shooting guard/small forward who helped lead the Michigan State Spartans to an NCAA Championship in 2000, then went on to have 12-year NBA career with the Toronto Raptors, New Orleans Hornets and Oklahoma City Thunder. He was an NBA All-Rookie First Team selection with the Raptors in 2001.

Before Fame

He came to Michigan State out of Flint Northwestern High School in 1995.

Trivia

His senior year at Michigan State, 1999-2000, he was named Big Ten Player of the Year and was a Consensus Second Team All-American. In January 2009, his #42 jersey was retired in Michigan State's Breslin Center.

Family Life

His cousin Jonathan Bender also played in the NBA for the Indiana Pacers and New York Knicks.

Associated With

He and fellow Flint native Mateen Cleaves were the leaders of the Spartans' 2000 NCAA Championship team. Their Flint roots helped earn them the nickname "The Flint-stones."