The Michigan Daily-Friday, November 2, 1979-Page 11
ORR SOUNDS LIKE A CHAMPION
Cagers'hopes ride on'enthusiasm'
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By ALAN FANGER
It took Johnny Orr just one session
with the media to let everyone know
which basketball team is number one in
the Big Ten.
"Nobody's going to pass us," he
glowingly said, "in enthusiasm.''
ACTUALLY, IF YOU were looking
for any predictions about the upcoming
Michigan basketball season from the
"dean" of Big Ten coaches, you'll have
to wait. Not even Orr himself knows.
"Of course, we're going to have a
good basketball team," said the
Wolverine coach at yesterday's annual
pre-season media luncheon. "There's
no doubt in my mind about that. The
think that makes me worry a little bit is
when you see what Ohio State and In-
-"I personally think we'll be a better
team than we were a year ago. The
number of wins and losses I'm not sure.
But I don't think anyone is going to blow
us out, and everyone we play will have
their hands full."
ORR'S COMMENTS came in respon-
se to media critics who have placed his
team near the bottom of the conference
race for the upcoming season. The
critics have pointed to the decision by
center Phil Hubbard to play
professional basketbal, along with a
lean recruiting year, as the primary
reasons the Wolverines are being
picked to finish, in some cases, as low
Orr responded further by -saying his
returning players, particularly
sophomore center John Garris, have
made significant improvement.
"If you saw him (Garris) in practice
now, you wouldn't believe it was the
same Johnny Garris who was here a
year ago," said the Michigan coach. Of
course, any improvement he made
would be tremendous. He looks like the
type of player we expected him to be
when we got him."
Although the Blue mentor shyed
away from naming a starting lineup for
the opener against Windsor on Novem-
ber 26, he did indicate that both Garris
and 6-8 junior Paul Heuerman would
see time at center.
ORR DEVOTED a good portion of the
luncheon to explaining the "new at-
titude" that exists among his cagers.
He singled out swingman Mike McGee
and guard Keith Smith as two players
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whose on-court temperament has
changed for the better. ,
Concerning McGee, Orr said that
"his attitude is phenomenal. Mike has
had some problems in the past, you
know. He's a different person. He'll say
things to the players, and it won't be
just calling for the ball."
As in previous years, Orr expects his
team's relative smallness to influence
their style of play. He added that the
Wolverines will switch from a running
offense to a more deliberate brand of
play if the situation necessitates such a
Of the three freshmen on this year's
squad, Orr heaped the most praise on 6-
5 forward Joe James, last year's Ohio
Class AA Player of the Year. But he
was less praiseworthy of forward Leo
Brown, saying 'he's a little ways away
from playing. I doubt this year if he'll
make that big a contribution."
WOLVERINE TALES: Johnny John-
son, who fractured his foot late last
week, is expected to return to practice
next week ... the Dec. 12 game with the
University of Detroit will be played in
the Joe Louis Arena, although Athletic
Department officials said the new
structure will not bercompletely
finished by then.. . Orr said that
Wolverine wide receiver Anthony Car-
ter, who averaged over 20 points per
game in high school, may try out for the
squad at the conclusion of football
season (January, if the Blue gridders
play in a bowl game).
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