As the college basketball season tipped off in the fall of 1991, the University of Michigan waited anxiously to unleash a class of new recruits that was unlike anything the basketball world had ever seen before. Jimmy King, Ray Jackson, Juwan Howard, Jalen Rose, and Chris Webber formed what was to become the Fab Five. This squad of bad boy darlings wore black socks and baggy shorts, listened to hip-hop music, and redefined the game. The Fab Five became a cultural phenomenon, playing basketball so athletically and so intelligently that the only logical outcome was going back-to-back in the Final Four. At the center of all the hype was the wise-beyond-his-years Webber, a gifted power forward with a soft touch and great vision. Webber was a unanimous First Team All-America, NBA Rookie of the Year, and five-time All-Star. Webber was also named to the All-NBA team five times. He led the league in rebounds per game for one season, and averaged nearly a double-double in points and rebounds for his career.
BornMarch 01, 1973 Detroit, MI
Professional CareerDetroit Pistons Golden State Warriors Philadelphia 76ers Sacramento Kings Washington Bullets Washington Wizards
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