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Page Six

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Wednesday, November 24, 1976

Pope Six THE MICHIGAN DAILY Wednesday November 24, 1976

Grote, Robinson lea the

By TOM CAMERON John Robinson take over as co-
"le was a tremendous lead- cantains of the 1976-77. cagers.
er," said assitant oach Bill To Grote and Robinson how-
Frieder of last seaso' 's captain, ever, their role is no different
Wayman Britt. "He always pick- than it was before. Neither feel
ed the team up. any more responsibilities or
"Be did so many things that ad led d'tties.
yau don't rend abut in the "Being a co-captain is some-
apers-that youI just can't read thin, you earn for what you've
abo'tt--.yet, meant so much to already done," Grote said, "not
the team." what you are going to have to
BUT WAYMAN Britt is no do.
longer with the ,Wolverines. This "To me, any leadership would
Year, seniors steve Grote and just be keeping guys up at prac-
7-'
b D b s A I5
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tice-don't let them get down
on themselves. It wo-ld be more
leadership by example. It has
nothing to do with being co-
captain."
JOHN ROB pearly echoed
Grote's sentiments.
"The guys are pretty inde
pendent," he said, they k.-tw
what they've got to do."
Indeed, the team is not in
need of dominant leadership..
"We have a pretty united
group," Frieder said.
"They've played with each
other for awhile and they know
each other and like each other.
It's a very good situation."
COACH JOHNNY Orr couldn't
be more satisfied with the co-
captains he has this year.
"They are both super kids.
They've really done the job
since they haev come to Mich-
igan-G rote as a freshman
starter and Rob the last two
years.
"They're both very fine com-
petitors and I'm sure they'll do
well in whatever they do."

G ROTE STARTED as a fresh-
man olt of Cincinnati Elder
High School, where he was state
tournament }MVP and an All-
A-terican linebacker.
Never quite getting football
ort of his blood, Grote uses a
r'gged defense and an aggres-
sie offense.
Pla-ing net to high-scoring
"'tards, his scoring average has
dropped slightly the past few
yeats, so his career average is
,ow 12 points a game. However,
his shooting percentage has im-
proved as Grtte shot ,507 from
the floor last season.
THE FIRST-TEAM Academic
All-American s e 1 e c t i o n has
never missed playing in any of
the 86 games since he first wore
the Maize and Blue.
Grote's best contribution to
the team 0 has been his late sea-
son playsAs a sophomore, Grote
led the team in either scoring

way'
or rebounding in the last live
games of the season.
As a junior, Grote's relent-
tess defense and playmaking
helped spark the Wolverines to
the NCAA finals.
"GROTE HAS come on at the
ead for us," Orr said. "As a
soahomaore, he played like he
was the best g'tard in the Big
Ten the last few weeks. And
last year, he carried us right
througl to the tournament."
John Robinson, the unsung but
ever-productive forward, is al-
ways strong and dangerous
around the boards.
Rob's outside shot has im-
proved each year -- however,
most of his points result from
aggressive play inside.
WHEN ROBINSON s h o o t s,
chances are that he'll score. le
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'76 Resulls
M Opp
90 Vanderbilt 63
81 TENNESSEE 82
91 South Carolina 82
106 Dayton 80
74 Southern Illinois 49
90 Miami of Ohio 76
86 LaSalle 71
94 NEVADA LAS-VEGAS 108
82 Northwestern 72
95 Minnesota 72
106 Wisconsin 81
74 INDIANA 80
84 Ohio State 81
66 Michigan State , 63
84 Purdue 80
75 ILLINOIS 76
104 Iowa 95
107 Wisconsin 86
67 INDIANA (OT) 72
90 Ohio State 66
81 Michigan State 64
94 Eastern Michigan 76
92 Purdue 81
90 Illinois 75
88 Iowa 74
79 MINNESOTA 81
80 Northwestern 77
74 Wichita State 73
80 Notre Dame 76
9S Missouri 88
86 Rutgers 70"
68 INDIANA 86
RECORD: 25-7, Big Ten 14-4

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