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The Fab Five is the highly documented starting five from University of Michigan in the early 90’s.
They were comprised of Jalen Rose, Chris Webber, Jajuan Howard, Ray Jackson, and Jimmy King. The group was supposed to bring multiple National Championships to the school.
Instead they changed the game forever both good and bad.
They brought the mainstream college basketball fans to their televisions to watch their nationally televised games. The fans saw the five players taunt and play athletic basketball that had spectators on the edge of their seat both loving and hating the team.
The Fab Five were highly recruited basketball players who did not all come from the best economic backgrounds.
So when they all saw how the University was making money on their larger then life personalities and game they wanted to get their cut too.
They then got their cut. They took it in the form of gifts from a booster named Ed Martin.
The Fab Five’s story is very interesting and cannot be summed up with such minimal words but these recruits ended up hurting the University of Michigan. The school had to delete the players from their athletic records and forfeit over a 100 wins from the time that the players were there.