Michigan Wolverines men’s basketball
The Michigan Wolverines men’s basketball team is the intercollegiate men’s basketball program representing the University of Michigan. The school competes in the Big Ten Conference in Division I of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). The Wolverines play home basketball games in the Crisler Center at 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. In addition, it has won an NIT name and a Big Ten Championship which were vacated due to NCAA sanctions. The team is coached by Juwan Howard.
Michigan has had 31 All-Americans, chosen 44 times. Eight of these have been 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 chosen from the Helms Foundation. Twelve All-Americans have been at least two-time honorees. Russell was the sole three-time All-American.
Michigan basketball players have been successful in professional basketball. Fifty-eight have been drafted in the National Basketball Association (NBA); twenty-six of those were first round draft selections, including both Cazzie Russell and Chris Webber who were drafted first overall. The 1990 NBA draft where Rumeal Robinson was chosen 10th, Loy Vaught was chosen 13th, also Terry Mills was selected 16th made Michigan the third of ten schools that have had three or more players chosen from the first round of the identical draft. Five players have gone on to become NBA champions for a total of nine times and eight gamers 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.
Throughout the 1990s Michigan endured an NCAA violations scandal, explained as involving one of the largest amounts of illicit money in NCAA history, even when Ed Martin devoting four gamers a reported amount of $616,000. Due to NCAA sanctions, records in the 1992 Final Four, the 1992–93 season, and 1995–99 seasons are vacated. Throughout this article asterisks denote awards, records and honors which have been vacated.
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