Glen Rice and C-Webb was my first thought. Inside-outside.
Pick 2 players, past or present, from UM for your NBA Jam Team
Lou Bullock and Brent Petway
I love Beilein so much.
Trey Burke and Brent Petway: Non-stop lob city.
Everyone takes the close corner 3. I'd use the turbo to get open and let Nik shoot from his sweet spot. Then Id pound CW down low when I needed a basket.
This is the combination that I thought of as well. One of the two would be doing something at any given moment in this contest, and but the offense would definitely keep rolling along with little to no interruption. Pretty sure defenses wouldn't know who or how to guard between the outside shooting and accuracy of Stauskas and the knack for getting open looks and assisting on what seemed like every over shot in the case of Webber.
Or Webber and Glenn Robinson III, just dunk on everyone from everywhere.
Rudy Tomjanovitch & Cazzie Russell
Are you actually familiar with the concept of NBA Jam?
I actually am - thanks for asking. But given that the OP's premise is whimsical I thought it would be fun to look at players from the past who had skills that might translate to the gameplay. Rudy T was a incredible outside shooter who could take the ball to the hole when needed and Cazzie was a multidimensional player who was probably not the best choice but hey...this is Michigan and no discussion of Michigan players can be complete with Cazzie in their someplace. And everybody had already given what was probably the obvious choice C-Webb & either Nik or Rice so was just trying to be a bit different and look at players from a different era.
My first two choices were Alan Hardy (fierce dunker) and Marty Bodner for whatever that's worth.
Easy for me Rice & Webber. Like everyone else that picked these two, the 3pt./dunk tandem is to good to pass up.
Trey Burke and Cazzie Russell.
Stauskas and Rice. Also my 2 favorite ballers of all time.
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Give me Rice and stauskus!
If I went a different direction I would go CWebb and Garnett (He could have went here..)
Jalen Rose and CWebb.
I actually used to use only Juwan Howard & Chris Webber when they were both available on the Washington Bullets.
Mitch and Novak. ALL GRIT.
Trey and C-Webb
These were my thoughts too. Could outscore most people they go against.
webber and stauskas (though tough to pass on burke)...if i recall that game was all about perceived player strengths and of course who heats up quickest and most frequently...webber would be one of best athletes on both ends and stauskas is a historically accurate shooter...nice post though, love the topic, that game was sick
Stauskas and Pettway, with C-Webb, GRIII and Burke as my bench.
Terry Mills had a sweet 3 ball and the height. Might have to give Terry a spot.
with Cazzie as a sub.
Stauskas and GRIII all day!
Trey Burke and Chris Webber
Stauskas and Robert Traylor. Stauskas because I'd spend the whole game on fire, and Traylor because of the no-fouls rule. Every rebound would be mine, I don't care how fast and athletic you are. It's like NES Ice Hockey. Just pick four fat guys.
Stauskas on fire would never miss, actually I think anyone on fire in the game never missed, but still......
I had NBA Jam on my Game Boy, the original one. I also had this clip on magnifier with a light because the screen was small and shitty, but awesome at the time.
are you sure that wasn't NBA All-Stars?
I think it was the Tournament Edition.
Glen Rice and Roy Tarpley.
If Tarpley had been a more recent player, people wouldn't be forgetting about him, he was a better player than any other big man I've seen at U-M.
Drive to hoop all day, both lightening fast
Stauskas and Jimmy King. Both above the rim ball handlers. Jimmy King was a great dunker.
Chris webber and the main squeeze nik stauskas
Mark Price from three! "He's on fire!!!"
C Webb for sure because there is no traveling in NBA Jam.
Glenn Robinson also seems to be built for the game because of his dunking ability. I think Glenn Rice and Glenn Robinson could be a solid team.
"Anything in a Glenn". What movie?
breaking some backboards.
Spike Albrecht and Dugan Fife.
and C. J. Lee.
Avery Queen and Spike?
Gary Grant and CWebb. Oh wait, defense doesn't matter in that game.
Ok fine. Burke and Webber.
Chris Webber and Glenn Robinson III. Rock the rim!
taking Stauskas over Glen Rice is nuts. Stauskas is the best shooter Michigan has had since Glen Rice. But he's not Glen Rice. How much of that is because he's only a sophomore I don't know, so maybe in 2 or 3 years he'll be Glen Rice.
Beyond Rice I don't see how you pass on Webber. The rare times Rice misses, Webber would just rebound and dunk. Plus, Webber would give you some blocks and rebouding.
The only weakness here is that neither of these guys is really a great ballhandler. I doubt that would matter that much in NBA Jam. But maybe Burke is your sub so that you have a distributor.
Denard and Jumbo Elliot!
There is no way you could program Denard's speed into a video game.
Zack Novak and Stu Douglass?
GRIII and GIII's clone.
I was really good at NBA Jam...this would be fun.
Everyone's Tecmo Super Bowl would be Woodson...again, I'll take the Challenge and build my team around David Cone.
Dominate the post and straight buckets
Maceo Baston and Zach Novak. Just cuz.
What this duo did on their 89 tourney...unstoppable.
gotta reach into the depths of the dark ages for that super nova fire.