With the 30 for 30 coming out, I got to thinking about the Fab 5, and remembering how much they impacted me as a teenager, and since. I only really caught on to them after their first year, but they had a huge impact on me - I still wear black socks when playing ball, etc. They were, as much as Ty Wheatley, the biggest reasons I became a Michigan fan. I wore my shorts like them, the socks, the black Nikes, etc. The excitement they brought was a big part of why I got excited about basketball. I followed their careers (the good, bad and ugly) and still follow them now as their playing careers have wound down. When considering it all, I concluded that as athletes, they made more of an impact on me than any other player or players (unfortunately, I never had 1/100th of their game). I got to wondering however - how many of you were also caught up in the hype/fame/notoriety of the Fab 5?
"I love it that Ivy League coaches are coming to our camp and Big Ten coaches are coming to our camp. South Florida is coming. We've got about 70 schools that are coming to our camp."