Detroit — Former Michigan basketball standout Jimmy King said he and three other members of the Fab Five plan to hold a basketball camp this summer for boys and girls.
King, appearing Monday night at Detroit Cass Tech for Michigan football’s Youth Impact Program draft — a two-week long summer program for boys grades sixth through eight — said Fab Five teammates Juwan Howard, Jalen Rose and Ray Jackson are on board for the first Fab Five camp Aug. 1-4. It more than likely will be held in Ann Arbor.
What King doesn’t know is if Chris Webber, who has been largely estranged from the group, will be part of the camp. The camp will donate to charity, including C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital, and will be open for kids ages 8-18. This fall marks the 25th anniversary of the Fab Five.
“We’re trying to get Chris (Webber),” King said. “We’ll do this with or without him.”
King already has organized a public conversation with UM professor Yago Colas on Oct. 8 to discuss the Fab Five. King and Rose have been vocal for the last several years about having the team’s Final Four banners from the 1991-92 and 1992-93 seasons returned to the Crisler Center rafters. They were removed as part of the sanctions stemming from the Ed Martin booster scandal.
King said details for the camp will be likely revealed as early as Tuesday.