Daniel Horton 02-06
in town for free camps
Daniel Horton 02-06
Was silky smooth.
Was kind of a jerk.
Imma call him Clay.
smooth like kessler
Tariq Abdul-Wahad was pretty good, too!
Good group presentation partner. Nice guy.
Les Abram (first saw him as a sophomore at Pontiac Northern. Injuries in college hurt him)
I really liked Chris Young. Nice guy, played hard. His freshman year was the first year of Michigan's nose dive to hell from the sanctions.
I went to senior night at Crisler in 2002. The team was awful. The opponent was Ohio State, who was finally starting to turn their program around. The game ended up being a 9 point loss. The Buckeye fans in the upper bowl were assholes. The game was already lost but during the final timeout, Chris Young ran out to mid-court, bent down, and kissed the block M. I loved his loyalty despite the team's unfortunate results over his career.
His parents kept going to games and got primo spots in the Maize Rage for almost ten years after he graduated. It was cool at first, but got a little sad after a while.
Does anyone remember Browns pick at mid court? I think they were playing Illinois, the guy ran right into Brown and bounced back like ten feet. Best mid court pick I have ever seen!
He totally crushed the Chris Rock lookin dude they had a while back.
That was it! And for the life of me I can't find video of it.
Graham Brown did that to a few guys. It was always awesome to watch him truck someone.
Can't place that one over McGary against Kansas last year.
Behind him and his son at the State game.
Yep, he would be my pick as well.
Another guy that comes to mind. He was the captain of the team, and went to my high school. He was a geniunely great guy - The type of person that remembers everyone he meets, and treats them like they are his one of his buddies.
HA! Talk about big man on campus. He knew EVERYBODY!
Yeah, he's a great guy. He knows everyone, moved back to A2 in 2005 for law school, and then ended up coming back again afterward. He was a good captain and a great leader for young guys.
It will sound a little odd perhaps, but I was always intrigued by the game of Lester Abram to a certain extent. He was a dead-on free throw shooter most of the time and played some pretty good basketball in his time in Ann Arbor, winning numerous team awards as well as a few conference honors. I think he might have been an AAU teammate of Graham Brown, now that I think about it.
The only problem was if anyone as much as breathed on Lester Abram, he'd get hurt. Every season, he'd start hot, get hurt, and limp through to a middling finish.
All of the above, except I don't think anyone mentioned Dion Harris. That guy would have been so much better if he actually had some help.
Before he was a Providence Friar before he was a semi-pro wrestler.
I forgot about him
Josh Asselin, Dion Harris, Courtney Sims and Chris Hunter to name a few.
Josh had to duck to walk through the doorway in our hallway in Michigan House
Beat me to it
Zach Gibson, Dugan Fife, and James Voskuil.
started watching Michigan basketball in about JB's 2nd or 3rd year... so.. NOVAK!!!
I loved Eric Riley and Kirk Taylor that year
While the teams were great the following years, Jason Bossard wasn't. But I loved watching him shoot during warmups
Bernard Robinson and Blanchard were my early 2000s favorites.
And Petway, Chris Young, and Josh Asselin were fun, too.
Averaged 30 points/game in high school.
I always hoped he could get in a game with 2 seconds to go and hit that half court shot he practiced so much.
EZ E. Eric was so layed back, he barely had a pulse. He could walk on his hands....with his feet on the ceiling. His roommate frosh year was a 5'2" cheerleader/bodybuilder.
Amadu Ba...if anyone can make a gif of his pancake of the fan pregame against state you will be my hero.
Blanchard was great too. I remember running into him at the IM building 3 years ago where he went to play pick up ball in the summer. Pretty sure I was one of like 4 people to recognize him as a former michigan stud
Bernard Robinson Jr. Spin move. FTW.
The Tractor. Sad he's gone.
no "cool story" moments, but some other names not already mentioned:
This one was mind-blowing to see from the Maize Rage. I remember Jerrett chucking it and just thinking wtf, then complete insanity.
James Vouskil. That kid could shoot the three.
Guess he wasn't really on a bad team. I remember Lavell Blanchard. Always wished he could have been on a better team.
Maybe the 90-91 team that went 14-15
The first two that come to mind for me are Maceo Baston and LaVell Blanchard. Maceo played in some years with a few decents teams but LaVell was always a trooper and reprensented the school and the team so well! Wish he would have acheived more success while at Michigan. I also tried so hard to root for Lester Abram. That guy might have had more injuries then any player EVER.
Lester Abram came to mind as well. I always thought he could have been pretty good, but he had some bad injuries if I remember correctly.
I also recall being pretty enthusiastic for the Blanchard, Crawford, Gaines freshman years ('99?). It also had Gronginger and one other guy whose name isn't coming (I think he was from MA, but he didn't do much at U-M). As a group they were a "new 5" that seemed like the were going to bring the program back. And for awhile...but then Crawford got suspened, Gronginger didn't become the second coming of Stauskas, Gaines went to Houston (?), and Blanchard had to go it alone.
Also, I feel like the first Sims/Harris combo, that being Courtney and Dion, gets over looked a lot. Thankful for all the players who stuck around the program to at least make it a somewhat watchable.
I am 32 and used to have a Jalen Rose jersey back in the early and middle 1990s. I wish I still had that thing.