Next Fab 5?
Everyone knows the trend was started by Michigan's Fr. class but will we ever see another one after that, since Kentucky's '09 class was the closest to being the next "Fab 5"?
- Chris Webber
- Jalen Rose
- Juwan Howard
- Jimmy King
- Ray Jackson
- John Wall
- DeMarcus Cousins
- Eric Bledsoe
- Daniel Orton
I highly doubt it.
And Daniel Orton sucks.
But orton was highly rated
I can see it happening again.
Also at least Orton was drafted unlike Ray Jackson.
Ohio State has:
PG Shannon Scott rated a 96
SG/SF Sam Thompson a 95
SF LaQuinton Ross a 95
PF Trey mcdonald a 89(95 in the updated)
C Amir Williams a 95
That could all dominate with or without Sullinger and Bufford returning. http://espn.go.com/mens-college-basketball/recruiting/school/_/id/194
And Kentucky has;
C Anthony Davis a 98
PF Kyle Wiltjer a 97
SF Micheal Gilchrist a 98
PG Marquis Teague a 98
with both SG Trevor Lacey and Deandre Daniels 95s about to sign.
You have missed out Patrick Patterson who was drafted 14th by the Rockets from Kentucky last year to make up the 5 guys Coach Cal had drafted in the first round.
Patterson wasn't a freshman last year.
Patterson was not in the '09 Fr. class that's why he was not listed
Only 4 players were listed, I tend to view teams as the years that players were drafted or played together regardless of whether they were freshies, juniors or seniors etc.
I would doubt that any team would get 5 top line recruits in one year now as the playing time would not divide up if the team already had established players on their roster.
Michigan's 91 team didn't just have very good freshman on it, they all had that confidence, that swagger, that hip hop style to them. They revolutionized college ball in good and bad ways. Kentucky's 09 team didn't even get to the Final Four whereas Michigan's team went back to back runner ups.
It's completely different, not just the fact that they had good freshman, but like I said, they revolutionized college ball in good and both ways.
I can agree, but what are the chances of us getting another "legit" Fab 5
How is Michigan a legit Fab Five when I believe Jackson was ranked 46?
I'd say it would be very hard but Coach Cal or Coach K have tended to get 3 or more stars in one recruiting class. If it did happen again then you would probably have a couple or more one and done guys and then a few more who developed in their soph years and beyond.
Well, seeing how stars are aligning in the NBA more and more.. I think it'll be more likely now than ever to have a team like Kansas or Kentucky to make a "Fab 5"
I'd say within the next 3-10 years.
i think y'all are missing the point on why they were called the Fab 5. It wasn't just because they have 5 freshmen its because they had 5 freshmen who started. UK wasn't close because only 3 started. It had nothing to do with where they were ranked on the draft board or where they got drafted. These were 5 freshmen who started, played very well as a team and punished people. No other team has come close to having that and i don't see any team in the future coming close either
but if it weren't for Craft and maybe Thomas those would undoubltly be Ohio states statrers next year.
All those guys will get 20+min next year even with Sully and Bufford commining back.
The 4 Kentucky kids will all start too and the Jones a so. at SF if he stays.
Close but still doesn't warrent FAB 5 status. i doubt that there will be another Fab 5 anytime soon so people just have to be ok with having a FAB 4 or 3 but thats pretty common these days
I was just about to say the upcoming Kentucky team. Imagine them next year if Knight and Jones stay. Can you say DEPTH!!!