at least it's not just us?
Nice, interesting piece in DetNews today about Zack’s decision and trials to continue in basketball’s next level, either in USA or overseas.
I found it interesting that he’s already been offered overseas contracts and US pro tryouts and encouragement.
Good on ya’, Zack! Go for it!
Boredom has got me twitter hopping (yeah, creepy I know, guilty as charged) and it looks as if the Mad 5(Glenn, Mitch, Caris, Spike and Nik) are having a pretty good time on campus goofing off together. Also of note: seems like GR3 is a bit of an instagram fiend
Update: Nice article in the Ann Arbor news on these guys
Beilein reaffirms what we've gathered from the twitter feed:
"I sense that this group has great spirit and great camaraderie coming in already," Beilein said. "We hope that doesn't change."
Baumgardner also talks about the extra 8 weeks Beilein gets with the freshmen starting this year:
"Under new NCAA legislation, Beilein and his coaching staff can hold workouts with incoming freshmen over the summer, so long as they're enrolled in school -- giving him a jumpstart in prepping them for their college debuts. "
For an mlive article, its a pretty good read.
Looks as though they will have new contracts with some incentives. I think it is well deserved.
Our favorite really motivational and sometimes secret leaking (see the "YESSSSSSSSSSSS" tweet that was removed just before Mitch McGary's committment went public) assistant basketball coach Bacari Alexander is at it again, tweeting "Stay Tuned. We will reunite soon...... Juwan Howard and Jalen Rose share a Fab Five moment" with a link to the Youtube Video embedded in the first comment.
There's been a lot of speculation already with the rededication of Crisler Arena and the "10 Year Ban" coming off the books in 2013 that the Fab 5 would be recognized in some way. 4 of the 5 (Not CWebb) have already been welcomed back in some form, most notably Jalen's "Rose Garden" section of seats that he buys for children.
I don't want this to turn into another "They cheated, I hate them!" "I love them!" thread, so what would your perfect "Reunion" be? I'd take having all 5 of them back at Crisler, maybe Jalen speaking to the crowd, and a new display case on the Crisler concourse showing the whole history - The baggy shorts, the final 4 banners, the downfall, the scandal, the cultural impact, etc. Lay it all out there. It's history, to be celebrated and scorned and most importantly remembered.
Oh, also, Juwan should do the Cabbage Patch again.
Continuing the recent tradition of OSU big men Sullinger continues his slide.