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Chris Mihm

Drafted by: Chicago, Round: 1, Pick: 7
College: Texas
Height: 7-0
Weight: 262 lbs.
Position: Center
BirthDate: July 16, 1979
Birthplace: Milwaukee, WI

Rights traded to Cleveland for the draft rights to Jamal Crawford and cash considerations

Expert Analysis
"Mihm has a good jump hook, step through move, up and under and can face up and shoot the ball. In fact, Mihm has so many moves in his arsenal, he often would get puzzled as to which move to go with, instead of feeling the right thing to do in a given situation.

Mihm does not yet have any one move he can rely on as a pet move, but can easily develop one. He is a very good shooter from the high post area, and can drill shots from beyond the college 3-point line. Offensively, he does it all.

On the defensive end, Mihm is solid, showing improvement from his sophomore year to his junior season. He can block shots, and shows help very well when defending pick-and-roll situations because he can move well. His problems surface when playing against physical and punishing big men who can body him up and move him around. -- ESPN's Jay Bilas

Early-entry candidate for the 2000 NBA Draft. Named First Team All-American by The Associated Press as a junior. Consensus First Team All-American, only the second in school history (Jack Gray, 1935). Named to 10-member John Wooden All-America team.

Ranks first on Texas' all-time blocks list (264), second in double-doubles (47), second in rebounds (945) and 13th in scoring (1,404). Is the first player at Texas to record 1,100 points, 800 rebounds and 200 blocks.

Owns the school record in every blocked shot category: single game (eight), single-season (90) and career average (2.80 bpg). One of 12 collegians to compete in USA Basketball's World University Games in the summer of 1999.

College highlights at Texas
Averaged 17.7 ppg, 10.5 rpg (7th in nation) and 2.7 bpg (20th in nation) and was a consensus First Team All-Big 12 Conference choice. Led the Big 12 in double-doubles (20), rebounding and blocks.

His 338 rebounds marked the fourth-best single-season total in school history. Led Texas in scoring 23 times, rebounding 26 times and blocks 25 times. Reached double-figures in scoring in 32 contests. Was named Tournament MVP at the Puerto Rico Shootout, averaging 20.3 ppg, 11.3 rpg and 3.3 bpg in leading Texas to the title.

Had 23 points and 13 rebounds vs. DePaul on Nov. 26. Registered 19 points, 11 rebounds and five blocks in an upset win over eventual NCAA champion Michigan State on Nov. 27. Scored a season-high 28 points to go along with a career-high 17 rebounds vs. Colorado on Jan. 29.

Earned Big 12 All-Tournament Team honors, averaging 19.5 ppg and 12.5 rpg in two games. Named Honorable Mention All-America by AP as a sophomore as well as a consensus First Team All-Big 12 pick. Named to the Big 12 All-Improved and All-Defensive squads by the media. Tied for the NCAA lead in double-doubles with 19.

Ranked fourth nationally in rebounding (11.0 rpg) and 17th in blocks (2.6 bpg). Started all 32 games. Finished second on the team in scoring (13.7 ppg). Led the Big 12 in rebounding, blocks, offensive rebounds (4.06 avg.) and defensive rebounds (6.91 avg.). His 351 rebounds ranked third on the UT single-season list. His 84 blocks ranked second on the school's single-season list. Led the team in rebounding 25 times and blocks 26 times. Had 20 points and 17 rebounds vs. Massachusetts. Recorded a season-high 24 points to go along with 14 boards in a win over Colorado. Posted 21 points, 14 rebounds and two blocks in a first round NCAA loss to Purdue.

Played in all 31 games as a freshman, including 28 starts. Averaged 12.4 ppg and 8.0 rpg and was named to the Big 12 All-Freshman team. Was a three-time Big 12 Rookie of the Week. Named Third-Team All-Freshman choice by Basketball Weekly. Set a new school record with 90 blocks. His 2.9 bpg ranked eighth nationally. Recorded a team-high eight double-doubles and pulled down 10 or more rebounds 10 times.

1997-98 31 148 288 .514 86 133 .647 248 14 384 12.4
1998-99 32 144 321 .449 149 218 .683 351 19 437 13.7
1999-00 33 206 694 .523 164 232 .707 346 22 583 17.7
TOTALS 96 498 1003 .497 399 583 .684 945 55 1404 14.6
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