Los Angeles Clippers: 15 best draft picks of all-time

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Loy Vaught, Los Angeles Clippers
2 Nov 1996: Forward Loy Vaught of the Los Angeles Clippers and center Greg Ostertag of the Utah Jazz fight for position at the Los Angeles Sports Arena in Los Angeles, California. The Jazz won the game 95-90. /

During the 1990s, power forward Loy Vaught was a mainstay in the Clippers’ front court. Los Angeles used its No. 13 overall pick in the 1990 NBA Draft to select Vaught out of the University of Michigan. In 1989, Vaught played an integral role in the Michigan Wolverines’ first and only NCAA Championship to date on the hardwood.

Though never an All-Star or garnered any personal accolades in his 11-year NBA career, Vaught was a model of consistency at power forward for the Clippers. He would play his first eight of 10 NBA seasons for the franchise that drafted him. Vaught would play in 558 career games with the Clippers, starting in 343 of those contests.

In his NBA career, Vaught would average 10.1 points and 7.1 rebounds per game in 24.7 minutes per contest. Vaught would be part of three playoff teams with the Clippers. He averaged 11.9 points, 8.0 rebounds and 1.1 assists per game in his eight years with the Clippers. Vaught would leave the Clippers for the Detroit Pistons in 1998 NBA free agency.

After leaving the Clippers, Vaught would only play three more seasons in the NBA split between the Pistons, the Dallas Mavericks and the Washington Wizards. He would retire after the 2000-01 NBA season. During his time with the Clippers, Vaught was best known for his rebounding ability at the four with some offensive ability in the low post.