Ranking the best NBA players from Utah schools #20 – 16.

20. Michael Doleac, Utah: Doleac was selected with the 12th pick in the first round by the Orlando Magic in the 1998 draft. Doleac appeared in 587 games over ten seasons for the Magic, Cleveland Cavaliers, New York Knicks, Denver Nuggets, Miami Heat and Minnesota Timberwolves. His best season came in 1999-00 when as a member of the Magic, Doleac appeared in 81 games (29 starts) and averaged seven points and 4.1 rebounds.

For his career, Doleac averaged 4.9 points and 3.3 rebounds a game and won an NBA Championship as a member of the 2005-06 Miami Heat.

19. Danny Vranes, Utah: Vranes was selected with the fifth overall pick by the Seattle SuperSonics in the 1981 draft. He played 510 games over seven seasons with the SuperSonics and the Philadelphia 76ers. His best statistical season came in 1983-84 with Seattle when Vranes played 80 games (72 starts) and averaged a career-high 8.4 points a game to go along with 4.9 rebounds and 1.7 assists.

For his career, Vranes averaged 5.1 points, 3.9 rebounds and 1.2 assists a night.

18. Craig Raymond, BYU: Raymond was taken with the 12th overall pick by the Philadelphia 76ers in the 1967 draft. He played 241 games over five seasons for the 76ers, Pittsburgh Pipers, Los Angeles Stars, Memphis Pros, The Floridians, San Diego Conquistadors and Indiana Pacers. His best season came in 1969-70 in his 46 games with the Stars when Raymond averaged 15.4 points, 11.7 rebounds and 2.2 assists.

For his career, Raymond averaged 6.9 points, 6.3 rebounds and 1.4 assists.

17. Fred Roberts, BYU: Roberts was selected with the fourth pick in the second round (27th overall) by the Milwaukee Bucks in the 1982 draft. Roberts played in 818 games over 13 seasons with the San Antonio Spurs, Utah Jazz, Boston Celtics, Bucks, Cleveland Cavaliers, Los Angeles Lakers and Dallas Mavericks. His best season came in 1990-91 as a member of the Bucks when Roberts started 82 games and averaged a career-high 10.8 points, 3.4 rebounds and 1.6 assists while shooting 53.3 percent from the field.

For his career, Roberts averaged 7.3 points, 2.8 rebounds and 1.2 assists a game.

16. Jerry Chambers, Utah: Chambers was selected with the seventh overall pick by the Los Angeles Lakers in the 1966 draft. Chambers played for six seasons in the NBA and ABA for the Lakers, Phoenix Suns, Atlanta Hawks, Buffalo Braves, San Diego Conquistadors and San Antonio Spurs. His most productive season statistically came in 1972-73 as a member of the Conquistadors when Chambers averaged a career-high 11.9 points as well as 4.4 rebounds and 1.1 assists a game.

For his career, Chambers averaged 8.3 points and 3.2 rebounds a night.

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