Chris Webber is perhaps the most famous basketball alum in the history of the Michigan Wolverines program, and he has been more active in support of his alma mater in recent years.
With the Michigan Wolverines battling #3 seed Tennessee in the Round of 32 this afternoon, Webber was presented at the game with fellow Fab Five member Ray Jackson.
Chris Webber and Ray Jackson at the Michigan game 〽️ pic.twitter.com/mcYXSA1bjb
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) March 19, 2022
Webber’s appearance comes on the heels of a similar one by Jalen Rose, another former Fab Fiver who attended the first game against Colorado State at the Gainbridge Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Webber, Rose, Howard, Jackson, and Jimmy King led the Wolverines to back-to-back national championship games, as well as an Elite 8 appearance in 1994, the year after Webber jumped to the NBA and was drafted by the Golden State Warriors.
The man known as “C-Webb” has long been a supporter of the Wolverines program on social media. He has been tweeting in support of the Wolverines for years, and has seemingly stepped up in the fanhood department since Howard was hired before the 2020-2021 season.
— Chris Webber (@realchriswebber) March 19, 2022
Webber was enshrined in The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in September 2021, during which he called sports “the most fair platform because it’s unfair to everyone.”
Michigan won by a final score of 76-68 over the Tennessee Volunteers, as a late Eli Brooks hook shot reminiscent of former Michigan point guard Zavier Simpson helped lead the Wolverines to victory.
ELI BROOKS WHAT pic.twitter.com/VX7HryNFjT
— B/R Hoops (@brhoops) March 20, 2022