1992 Michigan Wolverines
before Calipari’s Kentucky and Lebron James to Miami and Durant to Golden
State, there weren’t really “made up” teams in the way there are now.
That is to say, a mass collusion amongst a number of gifted parties to
ultimately end up in the same place, thereby forming a “Super Team”.
In this regard the Fab Five were forerunners, a quintet of high school
acquaintances savvy enough to realize that their visibility as a group
outdistanced individual recognition. Given the hype, expectations and
uniqueness of their circumstance, the Fab Five excelled to a remarkable extent,
reaching the finals in both 1992 and 1993 before they all turned pro. In 1992,
Chris Webber, Jalen Rose, Juwan Howard, Jimmy King, and Ray Jackson faced off
against the Duke Blue Devils in the national championship game. Guess who
won? Duke ruins everything fun. The Fab Five were great.