Mateen Cleaves Net Worth and Salary as of 2024

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Mateen Cleaves is a former NBA player who played in the point guard position. In every stage of basketball, he showed his charismatic performance and skills. He won the NCAA championship in 2000. For Mateen’s net worth and biography, read this article to the end.

Mateen Cleaves’s Net Worth as of 2024

Cleaves spent his NBA career from 2000 to 2009. His professional career is associated with American, Russian, and Greek basketball leagues. Mateen’s net worth is $4 million. His average annual salary was around $1.5 million. The huge earnings from a stunning basketball career led him to a millionaire life.

Season Team Earning Salary
2005/06 Oklahoma City Thunder $0.3 Million
2004/05  Oklahoma City Thunder$0.73 Million
2002/03  Sacramento Kings$1.4 Million
2001/02  Sacramento Kings$1.3 Million
2000/01 Detroit Pistons $1.2 Million

Family and Preliminary Life 

The birth date of this man is September 3, 1977, in Flint, Michigan. The full name of this man is Mateen Ahmad Cleaves. He is the son of his father, Herbert Cleaves, and his mother, Frances Cleaves. He has eight brothers. They are Herbert Cleaves, Jr., Leonard Coats, Embery Pope, Ali Cleaves, Michael James, Donald Wilford, Jr., Kenneth James, and Keith Parris. He has five sisters. They are Christina Adams, Shelby Pope, Shawnna Collins, Monique Cleaves-Byrd, and Shaccase Jackson.

Profession:Basketball Player
Full Name: Mateen Ahmad Cleaves
Father Name:Herbert Cleaves
Mother Name:Frances Cleaves
Birth Date:September 3, 1977
Birth Place:Flint, Michigan, USA
  • NCAA Final Four’s Most Outstanding Player
  • first-team All-Americans
  • second-team All-American team
  • Big Ten Player of the Year award twice
  • McDonald’s All-American
College Education:Michigan State University
Height:6 feet 2 inches
Weight:93 kg
Current Age:45 years
Jersey Number:8 and 24


Mateen Cleaves Wife: In his personal life, Mateen Cleaves is a married man. He married Chanda Lane in 2008.

School and College Education

In his early life, he went to Flint Northern High School in Flint, Michigan, where he played school basketball. In his college career, he moved to Michigan State University (MSU) in East Lansing, Michigan. He was a member of the Michigan State Spartans men’s basketball team during his time at this college. The duration of his college career in basketball was from 1996 to 2000, for four years.

During his college career, he led the college team to the 2000 national championship and became the Most Outstanding Player of the Final Four. He was the school’s only three-time All-American and made his name as the Big Ten Player of the Year twice. In college history, he became Michigan State’s all-time steals leader with 193. His college retired his number in recognition of his outstanding performance in college history.

Mateen Cleaves’s Contract History and Teams

In his 9-year-long professional career, he wore the jerseys of the Detroit Pistons, Sacramento Kings, Cleveland Cavaliers, Huntsville Flight, Seattle SuperSonics, Fayetteville Patriots, UNICS Kazan, Bakersfield Jam, Panionios, and Bakersfield Jam.

In the 2000 NBA draft, the Detroit Pistons took him 14th overall in the 1st round. He stayed with this team until 2001. He joined the Sacramento Kings in 2001 and remained with them until 2003. As a player of the NBA G League team Huntsville Flight, he played in the 2003–2004 seasons. He continued in 2004 as a player for the Cleveland Cavaliers and Huntsville Flight.

From 2004 to 2006, he represented the Seattle SuperSonics with Robert Swift. He ran in the field of basketball for the Fayetteville Patriots in 2006. In the 2006–2007 seasons, he moved to Russia and played for the VTB United League team, UNICS Kazan. In 2007, he played for the NBA G League team, Bakersfield Jam. During the 2007–2008 seasons, he moved to Greece and played for the Greek 3rd Division team Panionios B.C. In 2008, he returned to his old team, the Bakersfield Jam, and played for this team in the 2008–2009 seasons. After 2009, he did not have a contract with any NFL team.


In the sphere of the NBA, he took part in 167 games. The career statistics of this man are PTS 3.6, TRB 1.0, AST 1.9, FG% 38.9, FG3% 26.7, FT% 72.8, eFG% 39.9, PER 8.5, and WS-0.8.

What is Mateen Cleaves doing now?

After retiring from professional football, he pursued a career in the media. He worked with Bally Sports Detroit as a Detroit Pistons studio analyst on March 14, 2010. For now, he is pursuing his career with the nation’s largest wholesale mortgage company as a leadership coach. He also made his life controversial by being connected to the allegations of alcohol and sexual assault.Mateen Cleaves Awards

Success and Awards

Mateen was the NCAA Final Four’s Most Outstanding Player in 2000. In 1999, he was part of the consensus first-team All-Americans. In 1998 and 2000, he was named to the consensus second-team All-American team. He won the Big Ten Player of the Year award twice, in 1998 and 1999. In 1999, he was the Big Ten Tournament MOP. To show honor to him, jersey number 12 was retired by the Michigan State Spartans. He made his position as a McDonald’s All-American and first-team Parade All-American in 1996.

Height and Weight

Mateen Cleaves Career EarningsMateen Cleaves stands up to 6 feet 2 inches tall and weighs 205 pounds.

The age of this reputed professional is 45 years old now.

The shooting style of this man is right.

He wore jersey numbers 24 and 8.

Over the past five years, Rick C. Nees has written hundreds of NBA players' biographies, some of which have already been published in famous newspapers. He previously worked as- Commentator, Basketball Analyst, Basketball Player, Newspaper Sports Editor, Radio sports presenter. Rick grew up watching basketball leagues. He was a state-level high school basketball player who followed all NBA events since he was a child.


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