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ewvT dnesday, June 9, 1976

Lakers nab Britt in fourth

From Wire Service Reports
NEW YORK - The Los Angeles Lakers selected
Michigan's Wayman Britt, in the fourth round of yes-
terday's National B-sk-thall Association draft.
Only 6-2, Britt pliyed forward for the NCAA runner-
up, Wolverines. Brit' will try out for the Laker's 12-
man team as a guard. Britt was selected in the four-
teenth round of Nair nl Football League draft by the
Washington Redskins
Britt, who captaired the Wolverines in his senior
year, scored exactly 1,000 points in his varsity ca-
reer at Michigan. Haing never played football in
high school or college, Britt is expected to try for
a spot with the Lkers, before trying out as a de-
fensive back with the Redskins.
Britt earned a reputation as an outstanding defen-
sive player on the tibskethall court for the Wolverines.
John Lucas, the multi-talented athlete from the Uni-
versity of Maryland, signed a five-year, no-cut con-
tract with the Houston Rockets Tuesday, moments
after being the No. - pick in the National Basketball
Association draft.
But the prized Alt-American guard, described by
pro scouts as the ton backcourt player in the nation,
also indicated he wold sign a contract with a fran-
chis- in World Team Tennis next week.
The Chicago Buls, wh-> hind the worst record in the
NBA last season, then capitalized on the opportunity
to take Scott Mac, making him the No. 2 pick in he

The 6-7 May, who averaged 24 points per game
for Indiana's national champions last season, was
one of three Hoosiers chosen on the first round.
The others were guards Quinn Buckner, by the
Milwaukee Bucks, and Bobby Wilkerson, by the Mil-
waukee Bucks, and Bobby Wilkerson, by the Seattle
Adrian Dantley, of Notre Dame who decided to fore-
go his final season of collegiate eligibility and turn
pro, went to the Buffalo Braves. He averaged 29
points a game for the Fighting Irish as a junior last
Kansas City, with the No. 3 pick, took 6-10 Richard
Washington from UCLA. Washington, a junior, de-
cided to leave school early and was the first player
from the undergraduate eligibility list, the so-called
hardship" list.
Then the Detroit Pistons took 681 Leon Douglas of
Alabama. Douglas, who played center for the Crim-
son Tide, was considered one of the nation's best
Portland, with the fifth choice, took 6-6 forward
Wally Walker of Virginia.
Golden State, the team with the best record in
the league, selected seven-footer Robert Parish
from Centenary. Parish originally had been ex-
pected to be the first player chosen in the draft
by Atlanta, before the Hawks traded that pick to

After Golden State made Parish the No. 8 pick, At-
lanta took guard Armond Hill of Princeton. Then guard
Ron Lee went to Phoenix, Seattle grabbed Wilkerson,
Philadelphia selected guard Terry Furlow, a team-
mate of Britt's at Flint Northern, of Michigan State.
Washington had two straigh choices and picked Olym-
pic cener Mitch Kupchak of North Carolina and guard
Larry Wright of Grambling Cleveland selected guard
Chuckie Williams of Kansas State. Boston's champion
Celtics took forward Norm Cook of Kansas and Golden
State chose forward Sonny Parker of Texas A&M.
Los Angeles, New Orleans and New York did not
have selections in the first round, the Lakers and Jazz
having traded theirs away and the Knicks having lost
theirs after illegally signing George McGinnis last
year. Each, however, picked on the second round.
The Lakers' first choice was forward Earl Ta-
tum of Marquette. The Jazz' top choice was for-
ward Jacky Dorsey of Georgia and the Knicks No.
1 pick was forward Lonnie Shelton of Oregon State.
Shelton's selection was called "a gamble" by Knicks
President Mike Burke.
Meanwhile, the nation's leading scorer last season,
guard Marshall Rogers of Pan American University,
wasn't chosen until the last pick in the second round,
by Golden State, and All-American forward Phil Sell-
ers of Rutgers lasted until the third round, when he
was taken by Detroit.

Thompson's homer
sinks Royals, 3-1

Irom wire Service Reports
K A N S A S CITY - J a s on
Thompson, a fourth-round pick
in last year's free agent draft,
belted a two-run homer in the
second inning last night to back
up Dave Roberts' nine-hit pitch-
ing and lead the Detroit Tigers
to a 3-1 win over the Kansas
City Royals.
After Rusty Staub led off the
second inning with a walk, the
left-handed hitting Thompson hit
a Dennis Leonard pitch 400-feet
into left-center field to stake
Roberts, now 5-4, to a 2-0 lead.
The Tigers added a third run
in the following inning when
Dan Meyer laced- a two-out dou-
ble to right field and scored on
Staub's single.
The Royals scored their only
run off Roberts in the ninth
inning when George Brett, John
Mayberry and ial McRae hit
consecutive singles.
Angels docked
NEW YORK - Dock Ellis
broke a four-game losing streak
by limiting California to five
hits last night, pitching the New
York Yankees to a 4-2 victory
over the Angels.
It was Ellis' fifth victory

against four losses. ,Gary Ross,
3-7, took the loss.
New York won the game in
the first inning when four hits
produced three runs.
Mickey Rivers opened wi-h t
double off Ross and Roy White
singled to left field. Both men
rode home on Chris Chambliss'
trpile over the head of Lee Stan-
ton in centerfield, then Chai-
bliss scored on (raig Nettles
single to center.

Doily Photo bV mAU!_Nt Wbtm
Wayman Britt, 6-2 forward for the Michigan Wolverines, was taken in the fourth round of the
NBA draft yesterday by the Los Angeles Lakers. Britt, a defensive specialist, is seen here
guarding Terry Furlow, Michigan State's all-time scoring leader. Furlow was drafted in the
first round by the Philadelphia 76er's.

i hompson

Major League standings


East East L Pe. G
W L Pet. GOB W L Pet. on
New York 29 19 .604 - Philadelphia 34 14 .708 -
Baltimore 24 26 A480 6 Pittsburgh 29 23 .558 7
Bostoin 22 21 .46 6! .5 New York 26 29 .473 t11'>
Cleveland 22 27 449 71x 5t. Louis 2330 A3435% While Wolverine basketball star Wayman Britt Jilek, Academic All-America last year, is enroll-
Detroit 22 27 .449 71/ Chicago 22 30 423 14 and baseball standout Lary Sorensen were being ed a sa graduate student in the University's ar-
Milwaukee 17 26 .395 V'f Montreal t7 28 .378 11 f
West west drafted by professional teams in their respective chitecture school.
Kansas City 31 19 620 - Cincinnati 33 20 .623 - sports, three former Michigan football stars had Perlinger was All-Big Ten as a junior in 1974,
Texas as 20 .592 1 Las Angeles 31 23 .574 finished signing their names to profesisonal grid- but was hampered by injuries in his senior year.
Minnoesota 26 24 .520 s5 houston 28 29 .491 7 44 iron contracts. He spurned an offer from the NFL's San Dtego
Oaktand 251 28 .472 7 Atlanta 21 30 .412 1
Calitornia 22 33 .400 11U San Francisco 21 33 .389 t12 Defensive end Dan Jilek signed with Buffalo Chargers, to sign with the Stampeders. The three-
Tuesday's Games Late games not included Bills of the National Football League. Defensive year contract Perlinger put his "John Hancock"
Oakland 6, Boston 5,Tuesday's Games tackle Jeff Perlinger inked with the Calgary too is worth more than $100,000.
Mies ,timore d 3 Cincinnati 10, Pittsburgh 5 Stampeders of the Canadian Football League, and Franks played on Michigan's Big Ten cham-
New ork 4. California 2 auston 2, St. Laois 0 center Dennis Franks penned an agreement with pionship teams of 1972, 1973 and 1974. He earned
NelwaYok4, 2. tohica0New York at San Diego, n anhPtaso 92,17 n 94 eere
til3aukee 2, Chicago 0 Philadelphia at Laos Angeles, a the NFL's Philadelphia Eagles. a starting role as a junior and by his senior year
Detroit 3, Kansas city S Montreal at San Francisco, nTen.
Today's Games Today's Games All-Big Ten as a junior and senior, Jilek will h
Oakland at Boston, a. Atlanta at Chicago
Texas at Baltimore, u. Cincinnati at Pittsburgh, n try out with the Bills as an outside linebacker. Last year, Franks tried out with the Eagles,
Minnesota at Cleveland, n. St. Louis at Houston, n The Bills, who already have former Michigan but failed to make the squad. He joins former
alieornia at New York, n. New York at San Dtego, e stars Reggie McKenzie and Paul Seymour on Michigan All-American Randy Logan, a defensive
Detroit as Kansas City. a Montreal ataSan Francisco, a their roster, signed Pilek to a four-year contract. back ,on the Eagles.

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