Jalen Rose hopes Fab Five will sit courtside for Michigan game
Rose, a member of the Wolverines' Fab Five, is happy his alma mater has returned to prominence, and expects it to make a deep tournament run.
He hopes to be there for it -- along with the rest of the Fab Five.
"I would not be surprised if they make a Final Four run, if not win the national championship," Rose said in an ESPN.com video. "But (I) also appreciate the demeanor that they play with. They continue to stay in the moment, they've been humble all season, and it's just a thrill to be able to root for this team.
"Now, I just hope to have the good problem and the good fortunes of figuring out a way to get the other four members of the Fab Five to actually sit courtside and watch our Wolverines win the championship this year."
The Fab Five -- comprised of Rose, Chris Webber, Juwan Howard, Jimmy King and Ray Jackson -- made two Final Fours, but also is the source of infamy. Michigan was hit with NCAA sanctions after Webber was found to have taken gifts from booster Ed Martin.
Webber remains "disassociated" from the program until later this year due to his role in the scandal.
If he were to sit courtside for a game -- especially an NCAA Tournament game -- it certainly would create a distraction.
Rose and King, on the other hand, have remained closer to the program. King still attends games at Crisler Center on occasion.
The Fab Five didn't win a national championship, but it was loaded with talent -- and Rose likes what he's seen from this year's group as well.
"Trey Burke is an All-American," Rose said in the video. "You're going to see Tim Hardaway, along with Glenn Robinson, make the all-Big Ten team. (Nik) Stauskas is one of the best shooters in the country. "
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