Back at last?
AnnArbor.com reported on Tuesday afternoon that the Fab Five are reuniting for an early August basketball camp at Pioneer High School, located kiddie corner from Michigan Stadium and the Crisler Center.
But there’s a catch.
As of now, only four of the five members of the Fab Five are accounted for. Jimmy King, Jalen Rose, Juwan Howard, and Ray Jackson are all on board. As one may have safely assumed, considering their checkered past, Chris Webber has yet to commit to the proceedings, though King, whose Twitter feed revealed the camp details, remains hopeful.
— Jimmy King (@jimmyking24) June 6, 2016
“We’re trying to get Chris, obviously,” King told MLive, “but we’re going to do it with or without him.”
The camp is currently slated for Aug 1-4 with a $299 registration fee. Boys and girls ranging in age from 6-18 are welcome. King stated proceeds from the camp could be heading to a variety of causes and foundations, including C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital and the Flint water crisis.
Webber, the centerpiece of an early 90’s Michigan basketball program that reached back-to-back NCAA championship games, has had a complicated history with the university and his teammates in the years since. Most recently, he and former teammate Jalen Rose engaged in a media-driven back-and-forth regarding the creation of the Rose-backed 2011 documentary, Fab Five.