Michigan Fab 5’s style was “something you hadn’t seen before” says Jalen Rose

Is Michigan's Fab Five still the greatest recruiting class of all-time? Photo via: Business Insider

ESPN’s Jalen Rose talks Michigan Fab 5 & more with Brandon ‘Scoop B’ Robinson on Scoop B Radio. Press Play Below To Listen! 

Michigan’s Fab 5 were legendary from the minute they were assembled.  

Jalen Rose, Chris Webber, Juwan Howard, Ray Jackson and Jimmy King encompassed all that was cool!

“We looked different, we sounded different, we were a lot more brash,” Jalen Rose told me on the Scoop B Radio podcast.

Four of the five members of the Fab 5 were participants in the 1991 McDonald’s All-American Game.

If you’re keeping score at home, four McDonald’s All-Americans in a single recruiting class stood as an unbroken record until the 2013 McDonald’s All-American Boys Game.

Six members of the entering class for the 2013–14 Kentucky Wildcats team broke that record.

As for the Fab 5, they reached the 1992 and 1993 NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Championship games as both freshmen and sophomores.

The coolest part of them?

The cool long shorts, the long black socks and the Nike Huarache sneakers that completed the on-court ensemble.

We were giving you guys something that you hadn’t seen before,” said Jalen Rose. “So I used to take it personal because I had to fight that off for years.”

Added Rose:

“When we became mainstream, people didn’t know that we weren’t malicious, we weren’t mean, we were just different. We were just loud!”


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