Sean Merriman, web editor, May 27, 2015

The 2015 NBA Draft is less than one month away, and with each day that goes by, the anticipation grows.

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Several former Big Ten stars are expected to hear their names called this year, including the likes of D'Angelo Russell, Frank Kaminsky and Sam Dekker, who are all projected to land somewhere in the top 20 picks.

But just because those guys are expected to be selected early on, doesn't mean there won't be talent available in the later portion of the draft. Some of the top players in the NBA today were actually selected later on in the first round, or in some cases, even in the second round.

This got me thinking: Who are the best value NBA Draft picks to come out of the Big Ten as of late?

Here is my list, which covers the last 20 years (1994-95 – 2014-15).

10. Terry Mills, Michigan
Drafted: 1990, 16th overall
Experience: 11 years
NBA Career Stats: 10.6 PPG, 5.4 RPG, 533 3-pointers
Why Mills: This former Wolverine was selected in the second half of the first round in the 1990 draft by the Milwaukee Bucks. However, Mills enjoyed his best years while playing in Detroit, averaging double-digit points four times in a five-year span.

9. Morris Peterson, Michigan State
Drafted: 2000, 21st overall
NBA Experience: 11 years
NBA Career Stats: 10.7 PPG, 3.5 RPG, 1,009 3-pointers
Why Peterson: The smooth lefty enjoyed a productive 11-year NBA career, including seven seasons in Toronto, where he averaged 12-or-more points on four separate occasions. Peterson's best NBA season came in 2005-06, when he averaged nearly 17 points and five rebounds.

8. Jared Sullinger, Ohio State
Drafted: 2012, 21st overall
NBA Experience: 3 years
NBA Career Stats: 11.4 PPG, 7.4 RPG
Why Sullinger: This is a guy who could rise up the list in a few years. In just three seasons, Sullinger is already putting up big numbers in Boston. Numerous teams passed on him in the draft due to health concerns, but the former Buckeye standout has proven those doubters wrong early on in his NBA career.

7. Jalen Rose, Michigan
Drafted: 1994, 13th overall
NBA Experience: 13 years
NBA Career Stats: 14.3 PPG, 3.5 RPG, 3.8 APG, 746 3-pointers
Why Rose: Rose was a star coming out of Michigan, but it wasn't until he settled in with the Pacers in the late-90s that his NBA career really began to take off. The former Wolverine point guard averaged 16-or-more points seven times in an eight-year span spent with Indiana, Chicago and Toronto.

6. Carl Landry, Purdue
Drafted: 2007, 31st overall
NBA Experience: 8 years
NBA Career Stats: 53%, 10.9 PPG, 5.0 RPG
Why Landry: The former Boilermaker has bounced around the NBA, already having played for four teams. However, wherever Landry lands, he ends up producing. His best season came in 2009-10, when he put up 18 points and 6.5 rebounds after getting traded from Houston to Sacramento.

5. Voshon Lenard, Minnesota
Drafted: 1994, 46th overall
NBA Experience: 11 years
NBA Career Stats: 11.9 PPG, 2.8 RPG, 2.1 APG, 936 3-pointers
Why Lenard: Lenard was a late-second round pick, but he developed into one of the top 3-point shooting guards in the NBA during his career. He made 100-or-more 3-pointers in four separate seasons, including 2003-04, when he averaged more than 14 points per game in 70 games for the Denver Nuggets.

4. Draymond Green, Michigan State
Drafted: 2012, 35th overall
NBA Experience: 3 years
NBA Career Stats: 6.9 PPG, 5.5 RPG, 2.1 APG, 1.1 SPG
Why Green: The former Michigan State captain and standout could be No. 1 on this list in a few years. One of the game's top complimentary players, Green is about to receive a max contract following a season in which he was named to the NBA All-Defensive First Team. He's coming up clutch in the playoffs, too, averaging 14.4 points and 10.6 rebounds in the 2015 postseason.

3. Michael Finley, Wisconsin
Drafted: 1995, 21st overall
NBA Experience: 15 years
NBA Career Stats: 15.7 PPG, 4.4 RPG, 2.9 ASP, 0.9 SPG, 1,454 3-pointers
Why Finley: A two-time NBA All-Star, Finley enjoyed a phenomenal 15-year NBA career. Finley averaged 15-or-more points in each of his first 12 seasons and was named to the NBA All-Rookie team in 1995. After nine standout seasons in Dallas, Finley went on to play for the Spurs, where he was a member of their 2007 NBA Champion team.

2. Zach Randolph, Michigan State
Drafted: 2001, 19th overall
NBA Experience: 14 years
NBA Career Stats: 47%, 17.1 PPG, 9.5 RPG
Why Randolph: Considered to be one of the top power forwards in the NBA over the past decade, Randolph has developed into a double-double machine. He only played one season at Michigan State and fell to No. 19 in the 2001 NBA Draft. Randolph has averaged a double-double in nine of his 14 NBA seasons, which includes two All-Star appearances.

1. Michael Redd, Ohio State
Drafted: 2000, 43rd overall
NBA Experience: 12 years
NBA Career Stats: 19.0 PPG, 3.8 RPG, 2.1 APG, 0.9 SPG, 1,045 3-pointers
Why Redd: Considered by some to be the greatest steal in NBA draft history, Redd was selected midway through the second round of the 2000 draft. He went on to have an incredible NBA career, highlighted by six consecutive seasons of averaging 20-or-more points per game, as well as being named an NBA All-Star and winning a gold medal as a member of the 2008 U.S. Olympic team. It is tough to argue against this guy earning the No. 1 spot on this list.