Michigan's Fab 5 - Where are they now?
A look at what each member of the Fab Five is currently up to.
The Fab 5 were University of Michigan's recruiting class for 1991, that is considered among the greatest class ever recruited. The members of the Fab 5 were as follows - Chris Webber, Jalen Rose (both Detroit natives), Juwan Howard (a Chicago native), Jimmy King and Ray Jackson (both from Texas). They are a huge reason for the baggy shorts and swag level that you saw in the mid to late 1990's and even now.
The five players were so dominant together that although they all did not start in the team's first game, once they did no other player sneaked into the starting five for the Michigan Wolverines.
It's been 24 years since the Fab Five (or rather Chris Webber specifically) lost their second consecutive NCAA Championship game. Here we tell you what all these ballers are up to now:
#5 Ray Jackson
The only member of the Fab Five to never suit up for the NBA. And that took a toll on him, as Jackson shared in a 2007 article with Yahoo Sports: "It took me a long time to get over the fact that I was the only one that didn't make it to the NBA from the Fab Five, but I'm over it because I'm back home and I'm happy with what I'm doing with my life."
However, on the good side, he was one of the Fab Five to not be called in front of a grand jury during the University of Michigan Basketball scandal. He was found not guilty of taking large amounts of money.
He played all four years of college and then went undrafted in the 1995 NBA Draft. He was drafted 35th overall in the Continental Basketball Association (CBA), NBA's minor league at that point. Jackson was named the CBA's Rookie of the Year and that turned some eyes in the NBA however, he was cut twice in the preseason - New York Knicks (1996) and Detroit Pistons (1997).
Where are they now? - He currently lives in his hometown of Austin, Texas and coaches basketball at his former high school.