Looking Back at the NBA Careers of the Michigan Fab Five

December 5th, 2009 by Mike B. Leave a reply »
In the early 90's, college basketball fans got the opportunity to see one of the greatest recruiting classes of all time: the University of Michigan's Fab Five.

This quintet—made up of Chris Webber, Jalen Rose, Juwan Howard, Jimmy King, and Ray Jackson—amazingly reached the NCAA championship game as freshmen and sophomores and set the popular trend of wearing baggy shorts and black socks.

The class was chronicled in Mitch Albom's book "Fab Five: Basketball, Trash Talk, The American Dream", a book you won't be able to put down.

Each member of the team enjoyed success on the college level, however, their professional careers differed significantly from one another's.


Chris Webber

Webber was the first one of the group to enter the NBA. He was selected by the Orlando Magic with the No. 1 overall pick of the 1993 draft following his infamous time-out in the title game versus North Carolina.

For those of you who are not aware, Webber called a time-out with 11 seconds remaining in that NCAA title game. Unfortunately, Michigan didn't have any time-outs left so a technical foul was called and Carol ...

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