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Page 10-Wednesday, May 16, 1979-The Michigan Daily
RECRUITING DRIVE FLOPS:
Pivot un illed or Blue cagers

By GEOFF LARCOM
Situation wanted: basketball blue-
chipper with size to play center on Big
Ten team. If join, team will contend for
Big Ten title along with national
honors.
Anybody out there listening?
For Johnny Orr and the Michigan
basketball team, it seems not. With the
recruiting chores for this year's class
pretty much through, it appears that
Michigan will once again have to
manufacture an effective offense,
without the benefit of a big man in the
middle.
Granville Waiters from Columbus,
who represented Orr's third and last

chance to sign a quality big man out of
high school, instead only added to Ohio
State's recruiting bonanza for this
season, signing with the Buckeyes last
Wednesday.
Waiters is now the third "big one that
got away" for Michigan. Along with the
seven-footer from Columbus East High
School the Wolverines had set their
sights on Tim Andree of Birmingham
Brother Rice and 6-11 Joe Bresnahan
from Oak Park, Illinois.
But Orr had tradition working again-
st him. Bresnahan had several brothers
attending Creighton, while Andree had
pretty much decided earlier in his
career to continue to play in a Catholic
school setting at Notre Dame.

That left Waiters as Michigan's sole
target, and the all-stater played the
waiting game to the hilt in taking his
campus visits late before choosing bet-
ween Michigan, Nevada-Las Vegas and
the Buckeyes.
So the recruiting season which star-
ted with such a bang has now quieted
down considerably. On April 11th, the
first day possible, Michigan signed Joe
James, Ike Person and Leo Brown, and
it now appears those three will com-
prise the freshman basketball class of
1979-80.
Of the three, Orr will probably rely
most on the 6-5 James as a candidate to
step right in and make a contribution.
"James reminds me a lot of David

Thompson (now playing for the Denver
Nuggets in the NBA)," said Orr of the
Ohio AA player of the year. "He's a
great leaper and a great passer."
James averaged 23.3 points per game
in leading his team to a 23-1 record this
past season, while hitting on 64 percent
of his shots from the field and
averaging seven assists per game.
Brown and Person counter with their
own list of credentials. The 6-8 Brown
fired in 22.4 points per game in winning
Ohio Class A player of the year honors
for St. Peters, while Person, a 6-7 for-
ward, led his Barrington H.S. squad to a
27-3 record in being named to a number
of Illinois All-State teams.

EARLY COMEBACK TIES SERIES

anadiens chill
MONTREAL (AP)
Guy Lafleur and Bobt
7:53 span of the first p
Montreal shurggedc
goal deficit and roare
over the New York R
National Hockey Lea
series.
Steve Shutt and J
scored in the second
Napier completed a;
secutive Montreal g
period as the Cana(
best-of-seven series at
The series shifts to
Garden for Games 3
and Saturday.
The game got off t
Montreal goalie Ken1
expected to watch fr
the first time in 10
games-gave up goa
York's first three shot
STEVE VICKERS
from Montreal def
Savard and fed Ande
screened 35-foot sha
Rangers the lead just
test. Then Pat Hick
errant pass by the .
Engblom and fed Ron
foot shot past Dryden

Rangers
-Yvon Lambert, But the Canadiens, who had not lost
eriod last night n consecutive home games since Oct. 29-
off an early two- 30, 1977, went into overdrive and buried
d to a 6-2 triumph Rangers goalie John Davidson under an
angers to tie their avalanche of shots.
ague final playoff AN UNUSUAL GOAL by Lambert got
Montreal started, as burly Canadien
Jacques Lemaire shrugged off two New York defenders
period and Mark and deflected Mario Tremblay's pass
string of six con- between Davidson's legs at 8:34.
oals in the third Lafleur backhanded the rebound of a
diens evened the Jacques Lemaire shot over Davidson
t 1-1. just 3:50 later, then Gainey sneaked
Madison Square behind Rangers defenseman Mike
and 4 Thursday McEwen for a 30-foot shot that entered
the net off Davidson's leg.
:o a wild start as Gainey's goal was the winner, but
Dryden-who had Shutt's tally at 6:51 of the second period
om the bench for was the favorite of the fans. Shutt took
9 career playoff the puck when Rangers center Phil
es on two of New Esposito was unable to control it. Shutt
is rushed in alone and took a 10-foot
picked- off a pass backhand, which Davidson stopped.
enseman Serge But McEwen, rushing back into the
ws Hedberg for a play, pushed Shutt into the rebound,
)t that gave the which fluttered past Davidson.
1:02 into the con- The fans loved it, for it was
key collected an Esposito-embroiled in a wordy feud
Canadiens' Brian with Canadiens Coach Scotty
Duguay for a 30- Bowman-who had given the puck
at 6:21. away.

THE NEW YORK RANGERS were flying hgh wino a wn as ue r orum in Mon-
treal on Sunday right-wing Steve Vickers (who had just scored) leapet over
Canadian goalie Ken Dryden. The Habs, in their usual fashion, bounced back to
even their Stanley Cup final series last night atone game each.
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Hot' Yankee bats rip
Tiger pitching, 1-3
EW YORK (UPI) - Tommy John, ning on consecutive RBI doubles by
to the best start of his 16-year Reggie Jackson and Lou Piniella off
eer, tossed a seven-hitter to become reliever Sheldon Burnside. In the sixth
major-leagues' first eight-game inning, a walk by Bucky Dent and
ner and Chris Chambliss socked two singles by Mickey Rivers, Willie Ran-
iers to pacea 16-hit attack last night dolph, Thurman Munson and Nettles
t carried the New York Yankees to pushed three more gruns across before
1-3 victory over the Detroit Tigers. Jackson's sacrifice fly made it 9-0.
ohn, 8-0, struck out five and walked Chambliss then blasted his fifth homer
in bettering his best previous start in the seventh.
seven straight victories for the The Tigers scored three runs in the
cago White Sox in 1968. The left- eighth on a run-scoring single by Ron
der, who entered the game with A LeFlore and a two-run single by Lou
ERA, recorded his fifth complete Whitaker.

game.
New York took a 1-0 lead in the first
inning on Graig Nettles' sacrifice fly off
starter Steve Baker, 1-3. The Yankees
added two runs in the second when Jim
Spencer walked and Chambliss hit a
353-foot shot over the right field wall.
New York made it 5-0 in the fifth in-

SCORES
AMERICAN LEAGUE
NewYork 11 Detroit 3
Boston 3, Baltimore 2
NATIONAIJ-LE~ Ug -
Chicago 7, Philadelphia 1
Los Angeles5, Atlanta 4(10)

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