Not since Chris Webber, Jalen Rose, Juwan Howard, Jimmy King, and Ray Jackson were together as the Fab Five, has Michigan basketball been ranked #1 in the country.
The Wolverines were named #1 in the latest AP Poll after former #1 Duke took a beat down by Miami over the weekend. Could this be the year that Michigan finally returns to college basketball prominence?
Though this year’s squad isn’t as well-known as the famous freshmen group from 20 years ago, this group is led by a talented back court in sophomore guard Trey Burke and junior guard Tim Hardaway Jr – some say they could be the best in the nation.
Add in freshmen Glenn Robinson III (of Glenn Robinson fame), sharpshooting Nik Stauskas (Lithuanian heritage) under the watch of John Beilein, and you’ve got a disciplined Michigan team that’s 19-1.
The Wolverines are 6-1 in a very tough Big Ten conference. Including Michigan, there are currently five teams from the Big Ten in the AP top 25.