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IAY GET HELP FROM SCHEDULE:
Basketball Team Seeks 'Pivotman, New Floor

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By BOB ROMANOFF
Michigan's basketball future in-
cludes a new floor, a search for
a center and possible help from
the University Calendar Commit-
tee. ,
According to Coach Bill Perigo,
the oldest floor in the Conference
will be replaced in- time for the
opening of the basketball season.
The old floor, which came with
Yost Fieldhouse which was built
in 1923, is portable. However, the
new floor will be much lighter.
Easy to Assemble,
The new floor, which will take
four men rather than the pre-
vious 10 to assemble,'is probably;
less durable than the original
one,," according to Perigo. He also
said "the old floor cost in the
neighborhood of $5,000 and it is
doubtful you could get a floor for
five times that figure today."
As far as players to usek the
floor, Perigo's main worry will be
to find a center. He admits, "The
Wolverine basketball squads have
been continuously handiclapped by
the lack of real tall men."

To try and neutralize this han-
dicap he will experiment with the
old adage, "If only I could com-
bine the offensive skills of X with
the defensive ability of Y, what.
a player I would have."
The offensive skills at center
will most likely be supplied by
either senior letterman Gordon
Rodger, 6'6", or sophomores John
Tidwell, 6'3", of 6'6" Richard
Donley.
Defensively these men will be
spelled by the Wolverine's out-
standing senior forward and top
defenseman, M. C. Burton, who
is 6'5". On defense he would
switch from his regular offensive
forward slot.
"Fine Player"
Perigo says Burton "is a real
fine player who has reached his
peak."
"Rodgers needs to play more
than he did last year since he
lacks the experience which in
turn will account for the lack of
confidence he'll probably display-
at the beginning of the season,"
was Perigo's observation.

.Perigo believes that Tidwell "is
as fine an all-round ball player as
Michigan has had in many years.
The Illinois all-stater can play
any position on the court."
Outside Shot
Donley, who has great poten-
tial, is possessed with, a fine out-
side shot. 'If need be the sopho-
more can also play forward.
Other newcomers who will try
to alleviate Perigo's offensive cen-
ter problems are 6'4", Cass Tech
all-stater Steve Jordan. Although
his main strength is at forward
he also has the potential to do a.
good job at center. '
Arlen Parker, 6'3", can also play
either forward or center. "His lack
of speed is his greatest weakness,"
according to Perigo.
Top Forwards
As far as the forward slots are
concerned, veterans Burton and
George Lee along with the. pre-
viously mentioned sophomores,
make the team strong at these
spots.
Last year Lee had a poor sea-
son for a player of his ability.

Perigo said, "He has as much po-
tential as any player in the Con-
ference. I believe that the switch
from guard to forward may have
hindered him. With a year of ex-
perience under his belt at forward
he should be able to regain the
brilliancy he displayed in his
sophomore year."
Strong Guards
Guards are another strong
point of the team, with the return
of Captain Jack Lewis and junior
Terry Miller.
Perigo says of Lewis, "I hope
he'll pick up a bit more speed.
He's a good team man but he
should be able to hustle a little
bit more. Maybe the captaincy
will help him tc reach his peak."
Perigo feels that the year of ex-
perience gained by Miller last
year should help him settle down
and be a stronger player. "This
pair will get strong competition
from Dale Kingsbury, a 6' junior,
and five sophomores.
New Prospects
Perhaps the top prospect is
Richard Robins, an all-stater

from Port Huron. Robins has a
good outside jump shot and Peri-
go says "he has real speed and
quick reflexes. He is comparable
to Billy Wright (who was lost by
graduation) on defense."
Richard Miller, Charles An-
drews, Tom Weadock, who can
play forward also, and Gary Kane
are other fine guard prospects.
Kane is also an outstanding foot-
ball player. Perigo fears that foot-
ball may cut into Kane's devel=
opment as a basketball player
since the football season overlaps'
the beginning of basketball prac-
tice.
Other sophomores who will
make a strong bid for positions
are David Southworth, Richard
Meyer, James Burns and Bob
Brown.
No Team Play
One reason for last years dis-
mal season was the , fact that
there was no teamwork, but Per-
go, expects this situation to be
remedied in the upcoming season.
He also expects the bench

strength to be stronger than in.
past seasons.
In analyzing the competition
this year he feels that the Con-
ference will be much stronger
with Purdue and Northwestern
having an edge as far as experi-
ence goes. Both teams have their
entire starting line-ups returning.
Other Powers
However, Indiana, Michigan
State and Minnesota will also be
powers to reckon with.
.Another problem that faces
Perigo can only be alleviated by
the administration. Michigan is
the only team that has to take a
three week layoff for exams In
the middle of the season, and in
past . seasons this break has
played havoc with Michigan's
chances for the championship.
Perigo says, "There, is no deny-
ing that such a long break takes
an edge off the playing of the
players while the rest of the
league is growing stronger with
continuous play, thus we are at
the mercy of the Conference until
we regain our playing form."

JACK LEWIS
*i cage captain,

M G. BURTON
top rebounder

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