Thursday, May 23, 1974
THE MICHIGAN DAILY
West Virginia star tells
of recruiting troubles
ry Tke A ociated Pres coaches were there every day son and 29.5 as a freshman
WELCH, W.Va.-Quick, agile, watching him." said Tuesday night he had ju
and six-feet seven inches tall And the pressure had its ef- mailed. a letter to the NB
Welch high school senior Mau- fects on Marino. "I was just headquarters in New York asa
rice Robinson was considered about to retire," he explained. ing that his name be withdraw
by many to be the best high "I was offered a lot of things from the hardship list.
school basketball player in West including cars and money to Contacted yesterday morning
Virginia this year. talk him into signing with cer- the league's office n New Yor
But the problem of where he tam schools." said it had not received the let
would go to college and display When coaches were unable to ter. Deadline for striking
his many talents created so find Robinsorr, they went to Ma- name from the list, compile
many problems that nearly rino's home. "It was nothing through a separate NBA drafi
everything turned sour. for me to come home and find is May 28.
three or four coaches on our
BECAUSE of the controversy, porch," said Pat Marino, his Williams also said he turne
long-time friends sto speak- wife. down a $1.5 million contrac
log-e' fred. tpedsek ie with the ABA's Denver team
ing to him, he took to hiding "It was almost as bad on mew.A .r
out in the hills and in churches, as it was on Maurice," said which drafted him in the firs
and even his high school coach Marino. "I had to start going rou n d of its undergraduat
got into friendly arguments at to places I really didn't want to draft.
home with his wife over which just to get out of the house and
school was best for the young- away from the phone and the
The recruiting began finnoet- PESEC TI
ly enough with a letterr whi THEPERSECUTI
Robinson was still in the ninth Fly snubs pros JEAN-PAUL MAR
grade. CLARKSVILLE, Ten-James IM TSO ~
"I thought it was something. K"Fly" Wiliams, the Astin INMATES OF TH
But by the time I was a senor, pay State University soD
it was really tough," Robinso'P Saenvriy h- T H E DI RECT ION
id wasral t tough,"Robinsn more who was the nation's
said. "For a long time I thought third leading collegiate basket- Peter rool
it was great to have so :nany ball scorer last season, says he
colleges interested in me, but is snubbing all offers to play
more and more coaches started in the professional ranks.
coming around and soon I found The 6-foot-5 forward from New
I just had .no time to myself. York City home, said he will
My lifelong dream to be re- remain at Austin Peay State
cruited turned into a night- University as a junior. Williams
mare." had been entertaining an offer Based on the smash
ROBINSON finally signed to by the American Basketball with GLENDA JAC
play at West Virginia Univer- Association's Denver Rockets with PATRICK MAG
sity, partly at the promptingof aknd also was on the National Sade, and IAN RIC
Gov. Arch A. Moore Jr. and Basketball Association "hard- stunning drama, an
Los Angeles Laker star Jerry ship" draft. revolution-psychotit
West, himself a WVU alumnus.reouon syht
All told, Robinson was offered WILLIAMS, w h o averaged ". the decade's m
scholarships at 253 colleges and 27.9 points per game last sea- M
universities-many with collat- . .THt NCWo Y
eral offers of cars, money,
clothing and jobs. NEW WORLD -IN OUR CONTIN
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Robinson to hide out after pr c-
tices to avoid the coaches. "I TONIGHT-Thor
would take long walks in theT I -
hills, go to church during the
week and just plain hide until
they left town," he explained.
Robinson's high school coach,'
Frank Marino, says now he
made a mistake "when I start- COMING next TUESI
ed letting these coaches come
to our practices and talk to him NEXT THURSDAY:
everyday. I thought one or two
coaches would come around All ShOWin
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Major League Leaders
Player Club G AS R8 Pet.
Carew Min 36 145 23 60 .414
R.Jackson Oak 34 125 27 47 .385
McRaeKC 37 125 2046 .368
Petrocelli Bsn 28 9 10 32 .333
Yastrzemski lsn 39 132 26 44 .333
Gamble Cic 27 93 50 31 -333.
Haregrove Tex Z28 90 17 30 .333
Pinlella NY 32 119 15 39 .328
B.Robinson Sal 36 135 9 44 .326
Rojas KC 38 149 18 48 .322
DOUBLES - Rdl, Oak, 15t B-
roughs, Yex, 12; Mc ae, KC, 10;
Healy, KC, 10; R. Jackson, Oak 10.
TRIPLES -- R. Whitt, NY, 4;
Campanerls, Oak, 4; 8 Tied With 3.
R. Jackson, Oakland, 12; G. Net.
ties, New York, 11; W. Horton, De-
troit,s 8; Bri gg.,Milwaukee, 9; Bur-
roughs, Texas, 9.
Runs Batted In
Burroughs, Texas, 41; H. Jackson,
Oakland, 32; Briggs, Milwaukee, 36;
G. Nettles, New York, 28; RudI,
Pitching (4 Decisions)
G. Perry, Cleveland, 6-1, .857;
Fingers, Oakland, 4-1, .800; Cole-
man, Detroit, 6-2,. .750; Medich,
New York, 6-2, .730; Drago, Boston,
Player Club G AB R H ct.
R.Soith StL 37 141 27 56 .397
Garr Atl 43 190 25 70 .368
Reitz StL 38 148 12 52 .351
Unser Phi 31 99 17 34 .343
Gross lItn 39 120 23 41 .342
W. Davis Mon 30 121 17 43 .336
Stennett Pgh 35 155 16 51 .3Z9
Morgan Cin 37 134 23 44 .328
Wynn LA 40 135 34 43 .319
Buckner LA 39 154 20 49 .31E
Wynn, Los Angeles, 14; Staub,
New York, 8; Aaron, Atlanta, 8;
Bench, Cincinnati, 8; T. Perez, Cin-
cinnati, 8; Cedeno, Houston, 8;
Garvey, Los Angeles, 8.
Runs Batted In
Wynn, Los Angeles, 41; Cedeno,
Houston, 35; R. Smith, St. Lois,
12; Garvey, Los Angeles, 32; B. Wil-
liams, Chicago, 31.
Pitching (4 Decisions)
Messrsmth, Los Angeles, 4-0, 1.000;
Sosa, San Francisco, 4-0, 1.00; Cald-
well, San Francisco, 7-1, .875; Grif-
fin, Houston, 6-1, .857; John, Los
Angeles, 6.1, .657; Matlack, New
York, 5-1, .833; Hough, Los Angeles,
4-1, .800; Rogers, Montreal, 4-2, .750.
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