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U-M to honor Jalen Rose, Jimmy King, Ray Jackson on Sunday

November 17, 2010

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — The University of Michigan men’s basketball program and Legends Classic will honor former Wolverine greats Ray Jackson (1992-95), Jimmy King (1992-95) and Jalen Rose (1992-94) in a halftime ceremony at U-M’s 2 p.m. game against Gardner-Webb on Sunday (Nov. 21).

As a part of the Maize and Blue’s participation in the Legends Classic, participating schools will recognize former players and coaches that have made a significant contribution to their respective program.

Jackson was a two-time All-Big Ten honoree during his four-year career at Michigan. A native of Austin, Texas, Jackson ranks in the top 30 in U-M history in both career scoring and rebounding. He scored 1,262 points during his time in Ann Arbor, 29th-most in school history, and grabbed 578 rebounds (30th all-time).

King was a three-time All-Big Ten selection and played in more games at Michigan than any other member of the legendary “Fab Five.” His 130 games played rank seventh in school history, while his 117 starts are the third-most in U-M history. King scored 1,542 points as a Wolverine to place him 17th on Michigan’s career scoring list. He also grabbed 535 rebounds during his spectacular four-year career, making him one of just 13 Wolverines with 1,500-plus points and 500-plus rebounds.

Rose was a three-time All-Big Ten selection and two-time All-American. A local product from Detroit Southwestern High School, Rose scored 1,788 points in his U-M career, the eighth-best mark in school history and the third-most by a player who played less than four seasons. In 102 career games played, Rose scored in double figures a remarkable 98 times and is one of just five U-M players to have scored at least 500 points in three different seasons.

The “Fab Five,” Rose, King and Jackson teamed with Chris Webber and Juwan Howard to form a freshman group that led Michigan to the NCAA title game in 1992, and again in 1993 as sophomores. Michigan lost both games, to Duke in 1992 and North Carolina the following season but their legacy lives on…