Detroit Pistons (2007)
Mayce Edward Christopher (Chris) Webber III was born in Detroit, Michigan and attended Detroit Country Day School, leading his teams to three consecutive state championships and earning National High School Basketball Player of the Year and Michigan’s Mr. Basketball honors in 1991. Webber enrolled at the University of Michigan as a member of the famed ‘Fab Five’ recruiting class and made an instant impact, earning Big Ten Freshman of the Year honors in 1992 and helping Michigan reach the NCAA title game. The Wolverines again finished as national runner-up during his sophomore season, in which he was named a first team All-American.
Through just two seasons at Michigan Webber scored 1,218 points (38th all-time in U-M history) and collected 702 rebounds (14th all-time). His 84 blocked shots in 1992 and 91 in 1993 rank second and third all-time in Michigan single-season history. He was the #1 overall pick in the 1993 NBA Draft by the Orlando Magic and would go on to a fifteen-year NBA career that included Rookie of the Year honors and five All Star Game appearances. Webber’s #44 was retired by Detroit Country Day and his #4 was retired by the Sacramento Kings. He was inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame in 2021.