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THE MICHIGAN DATLY

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r. L"AY} NurTEMSER 12, 1961

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track Pins Basketball
_ By CLIFF MARKS
Associate Sports Editor second to Cole. The three sport
S : > (ootball and tennis, too) veteran 6
Coach Dave Strack suffered a I
frustrating first year with hish m ut on by Stack t sart
Miciga caersths pst intr, ere he left off last season. C
M i ch ei a n cag rhi 's a t i te ri## t eCa pi tai n ts. a l a t e pl y
but the coming season'finds him aptandJonsall was the
with an optimistic gleam in his
eye. 1960-1 squad, setting up his back-
Although finishing last in the court mate Tidwell most of the It
Big Ten for the second straight time, but still managing to aver
1 year, and losing Captain John age 8.7 in addition to his ball-
T e , -time high stealing talents
scorer (520-one year, and 1386
total points), the Wolverines will
be strengthened by at least half
a a dozen promising. newcomers.
They will join a nucleus from
last year's team of six one-time
starters who notched a 6-18rover-
all record, 2-12 in the Western
Conference. Heading the list is
Tom Cole, a 6'7" center-forward
from Springfield, Ill., who was ..
g srysecond leading scorer with a 12.1
7><..iaverage last season. He also pulled
down asteam-high 223 rebounds.
Maentz Returns
Burly 6'3" Scott Maentz came
MLLEY OOP-Captain-elect Jon Hall leaps off the floor to snag on fast late last year after recov-
rebound. He was an outstanding hall-hawker despite his small ering from a football injury and s:.,,.rt
eight and° his sharp passing ability proved valuable for the eddwt n82aeaei d
Wolverines, dition to hauling in 193 rebounds,i

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Left-hander Charlie Higgs, a
6'4" forward from Michigan City,
Ind., also had his moments, espe-
cially against Purdue when he
tossed six straight shots through
the hoop in the first half. He
will add depth to the hotly-con-
tested forward spot,
Small Center
Bob Brown, an aggressive but
small (6'4") center, will be back

to add his hustle, spirit and re-
bounding ability to $track's second
Michigan team. He nabbed 149
rebounds last year, third best.
The last letterman who started
a game is hot-shooting guard
Steve Schoenherr, who amazed
spectators with hissoft jump shot
in spot perfornces. track said
that the reasnihe didn't play
more was a defensive one, as Hall
had the edge in that department.
Another name that could be
added to the list of returnees is
peppery guard Tom Eveland, not-
ed for his ball-handling ability.
Eveland didn't play much last
dyear-because of anearly injury,
but will be back at full strength
this winter.
Three other reserves that saw
little action In'1961, Syl Jankow-
ski, George Ginger and Joe Naam-
eth, will also be back. The first
two are football players and start-
ed late last season.
Ineligibility lpnded
One last player that 8track
hopes to see return is 6'4" for-
ward Don Petroff, who wasaver-
aging 10.5 for .15 games until be-
ing declared. academically ineligi-
ble for the second half of the
season.
Despite the return of these men,
'track is most enthusiastic about
the new blood, especially two
transfer students that will help
out on the backboards.
They are 6'4" John Oosterbaan
who came from Dope Cillege, and
61," John Xjrris from Aj4~or Col-
ee in 'Mississippi, both of whom
would have seen much': actionn last
yesr, freshnan coach- Tom Jor-
genson says. Both are good shoot-
ers andh mpers but could use
more weight to battle the Big Ten
boardinen.
"Yep, a third transfer is Dan
Hoag, whom. Strack thinks will
help out at the guard position.
ttuard iiipefulsc
However, Sti'ack considers two
hustlin~g gft, rds from the '61 fresh-
man squad to be prime contenders
this year. They' are Doug Herner
and 13Q1 Cantrell, a pair of 5'1O0
speedsters. Both played for state
champions. in their' high school
years., the formner at Lansing- Sx-
ton, two-time (lehigen' Class A

winners, and the latter at Wash-
ington of East Chicago, nd.
Add a fourth guard newcomer
in Hiram Jackson, a springy 6'l"
converted pivotman from Spring-
field, Ill., to combine with Hall,
Schoenherr and Eveland, and
Strackhas that much needed
depth.
Three other sophomores who
can also be thrown into the battle
for front court positions are 64"
Barry Andrews from. Escanaba, 6'-
6" Doug Greenwold from Grand
R~apids, and 6'3" Bob Yearout from
Cincinnati.
"These new, additions will make
the competition keen, and that's
good," Strack said, "and from all
appearances we'll be much quicker
than last year, both in the front
and back courts."E

Strack often said last season
that lack of speed and depth were
the main deficits, both of which
seem to be on the way to correc-
tion. The added rebounding power
will also help, but strangely
enough, Michigan's short team
was rarely outrebounded last year
but didn't have the speed to fast
break.
This year's squad will be a
synthesis of last year's rugged,
bulky, but slow quintet, and the
speedy, thin, lithe newcomers.
A disappointing freshman year
in the Big Ten behind him, Dave
Strack looks forward to the 1961-
62 season with some hard-earned
valuable experience in his head
and his hopes resting on an inex-
perienced crop of fledglings.

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ELUSIVE SPHEROID-Forward Scott Maentz charges after a wild
pass before it lands out of bounds in the Pitt game last year.
Maentz is looked to be a key player in the team's improvement..

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BOARD BATTLE-Tom Cole, 6'7" center-forward, battles under
the boards for the ball. Cole, a junior, led the team in rebounds
last season and was second in points scored behind ace John
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