The Fab Five story – VIDEO

fab-fiveThe Fab Five was the nickname for a 1991 University of Michigan men’s basketball team recruitment class that is considered by many to be “the greatest class ever recruited.”

The class consisted of Detroit natives Chris Webber and Jalen Rose, Chicago native Juwan Howard, and Texas high school basketball stars Jimmy King and Ray Jackson.

Four of the five members went on to play in the NBA.

Ray Jackson was the only player of the five to never suit up in the NBA.

Jimmy King played two seasons in the NBA, for Toronto Raptors and Denver Nuggets. He holds career averages of 4.5 ppg, appearing in 64 games (1 started).

Juwan Howard was a one-time NBA All-Star and as a member of the Miami Heat, Juwan Howard became the first of the Fab Five to win an NBA Championship in 2012.

Howard averaged 13.4 ppg and 6.2 rpg in 1201 career NBA games (898 started).

Jalen Rose emerged as one of the top point guards between 1999 and 2003, leading the Indiana Pacers in scoring the year they won the Eastern Conference (2000).

Rose holds career averages of 14.3 ppg, appearing in 923 NBA games (572 started).

Chris Webber was a five-time NBA All-Star and is the only one of the five expected to get nominated and possibly inducted into the Hall of Fame.

Webber played in 831 NBa games (827 started), averaging 20.7 ppg, 9.8 rpg, 4.2 apg and 1.4 bpg in 37.1 minutes on the court.

The Fab Five, was the highest rated ESPN films documentary ever produced.

The documentary tells a story of how the whole “fab five” thing started, with comments from Howard, King, Jackson and Rose.



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