Michigan Wolverines men’s basketball

  • 14 Sep, 2019

The Michigan Wolverines men’s basketball team will be the intercollegiate men’s basketball program representing the University of Michigan. The school competes in the Big Ten Conference in Section I of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). The Wolverines play home basketball games at the Crisler Center in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Michigan has won one NCAA Championship as well as two National Invitation Tournaments (NIT), two Big Ten Conference titles and two Big Ten Tournament titles. Additionally, it’s won an NIT title and a Big Ten Championship which were vacated due to NCAA sanctions. The group is coached by Juwan Howard. Michigan has had 31 All-Americans, selected 44 times. Eight of these are consensus All-Americans, which are Cazzie Russell (twice ), Rickey Green, Gary Grant, Chris Webber, Trey Burke, as well as Harry Kipke, Richard Doyle and Bennie Oosterbaan (two-times) who have been retroactively selected from the Helms Foundation. Twelve All-Americans have been at least two-time honorees. Russell was the only three-time All-American. Michigan basketball players have been successful in professional basketball. Fifty-eight happen to be drafted into the National Basketball Association (NBA); twenty-six of those were first round draft selections, including both Cazzie Russell and Chris Webber who had been drafted first overall. The 1990 NBA draft in which Rumeal Robinson was chosen 10th, Loy Vaught was selected 13th, also Terry Mills was chosen 16th made Michigan the third of ten schools that have ever had three or more players selected in the first round of the same draft. Five players have gone on to become NBA champions for a total of nine times and eight players have become NBA All-Stars a total of 18 times. Rudy Tomjanovich coached both the 1994 and 1995 NBA Finals Champions. Glen Rice is among only nine basketball players to have won a state high school tournament, NCAA name and NBA championship. During the 1990s Michigan endured an NCAA violations scandal, described as involving one of the biggest amounts of illicit money in NCAA history, when Ed Martin loaned four gamers a reported total of $616,000. Due to NCAA sanctions, documents in the 1992 Final Four, the 1992–93 season, and 1995–99 seasons are vacated. Throughout this article asterisks denote awards, honors and records which were vacated. Read more: nascar-2019.com

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