The Wolverine

April 2013

The Wolverine: Covering University of Michigan Football and Sports

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NBA ready when he averaged 20.8 points and 9.0 rebounds as a junior in 1993-94. Howard won an NBA championship ring with the Miami Heat last year, the only member of the Fab Five to win a title. 4. Loy Vaught — The West Michigan native always showed potential in high school, but he came into his own as one of the nation's best rebounders in 1988-89, a big reason for Michigan's postseason success. Vaught's numbers got better each year, and he posted a double-double as a senior — 15.5 points and 11.2 rebounds — after averaging 12.6 points and 8.0 rebounds in the national title year. His midrange baseline jump shot was his staple, and he knocked it down with regularity. Michigan's rebounding award was named after him following his All-Big Ten senior season. 5. Terry Mills — Mills never quite lived up to his lofty reputation as one of the best prep big men of the 1980s, but the 6-10 standout saved his best for the 1989 NCAA Tournament and his senior season. After averaging 11.6 points and 5.9 rebounds as a junior, Mills exploded for 18.1 points and 8.0 rebounds the following year to become a firstround draft pick. He parlayed his collegiate success into an 11-year Robert Traylor averaged 16.2 points and 10.2 NBA career, where he emerged as rebounds as a junior and led U-M to the inaugu- one of the league's top shooting big men. ral Big Ten Tournament title in 1998. photo by per kjeldsen — Chris Balas

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