Peppers at 10, which seems low.
The stock on Michigan Basketball couldn't be hotter right now and alot of credit goes to where it should - like Beilein and his coaching staff, and the players. The last few years have brought acclaim and fun basketball back to Ann Arbor. Michigan recruits good kids who represent the school well. And, we're competitive with the elite programs and improving year by year.
But, I've noticed that members of the community have been dogging Jalen for being so vociferous about inclusion of the Fab 5's inclusion back to the fold. I, for one, think it could have a good effect on the school. Alot of ppl now a days dont even know the history of the team and its iconic brand of basketball. But alot of ppl do and I'm glad that Beilein and Co. have been so receptive of their input and support.
Jalen Rose wasnt implicated in the Martin Scandal and by all measures has been a model for the school. He had an illustrious NBA career and has become a solid broadcaster and personality. His Grantland segments are gold. He loves Michigan almost as much as he loves himself. So, why begrudge him to use his platform to try to get what he wants. It might be what is best for the school.
The joke replies in the "Michigan Basketball Resurgence" post made me think that this would be a good post. (and it is my first ever).
List your favorite michigan basketball players from the years that the teams were not as easy to watch as they've been the last few years.
My cool story bro - I shared freshman year orientation with Avery Queen and Josh Moore - one 7'3" and the other 5'8". They drove around in a red ford tempo.
My favorite player? Probably Senior year Graham Brown.
So I saw this topic discussed on GBW and I thought I would bring it over here. When you think of Michigan Basketballs resurgence under Coach Belein, what player comes to mind?
There a lot of games with RPI/seed implications tonight:
Duke-Wake (it's really early but Wake is off to a good start), Louisville-SMU, Texas Tech-Kansas, Purdue-Wisconsin, Nebraska-Indiana among others.
EDIT: Wake beats Duke, Nebraska beats Indiana. Does the Duke loss put us on the 2-line?
For Nebraska-Indiana, pull for Nebraska because 1) we want them in that RPI Top 50 at the end of the season and 2) Tom Crean is still Tom Crean.
Subs fever is nationwide.
"No disrespect to Steve Fisher, but I think the Fab Five would have actually won a title if we had Coach Beilein." - Ray Jackson
Ass whooping at Assembly hall last night just five years ago i never thought something like this was possible for michigan. The win gave michigan thier fisrt outright Big ten championship in 28 years and a #1 seed in the BTT. Enjoy. GO BLUE!!