No. 14 – Cage wins ’88 rebound crown


The countdown is on! We’re offering 84 facts on the ’84 Draft – one every hour — in advance of the June 9 premiere of “The84Draft” on NBA TV.

Michael Cage

Michael Cage was in a rebounding zone during the 1987-88 season.

Name: Michael Cage

Position: Center/Forward

Vitals: 6-foot-9, 224 pounds

Birthday: Jan. 28, 1962

College: San Diego State

Drafted in 1984: 14th overall by Los Angeles Clippers

Draft fact: When the 14th pick of the 1984 NBA Draft, Michael Cage, grabbed 30 rebounds in the last game of the 1987-88 season, it proved to be the difference and led to his lone rebounding crown. He averaged 13.03 rpg (938 rebounds in 72 games) to best Charles Oakley of the Chicago Bulls, who averaged 13.0 rpg (1066 rebounds in 82 games) in one of the closest rebounding crown races of all time.

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