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SPORTS
Thursday, February 19, 1981

Page 8

The Michigan Daily

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Turner, Washington bagged ...
... more recruits on the way

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By SCOTT M. LEWIS
R oundball roundup...
THE RECRUITING WAR-Bill
Frieder is waging a two-fisted battle
these days: trying to keep his
Wolverines near the top of the Big Ten
and luring the area's top high school
prospects to Ann Arbor. The Michigan
coach scored big on the latter front
yesterday when Greg Washington, the
enormously talented athlete from
Detroit Western, signed a letter of in-
tent to attend Michigan.
Washington, a 6-3, 218-pound forward
who averages 18points and 17 rebounds
per game, will divide his time between
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football and basketball at Michigan. He
is an all-state defensive back who was
recently described in a national
publication as the country's best high
school athlete.
Washington's football activities will
force him to miss the basketball team's
early non-conference games, but
Frieder said he would be able to par-
ticipate in all Big Ten games.
"It was a mutual agreement that he
could play both sports," the coach said
after Washington confirmed his desire
to attend Michigan. "Playing football
and basketball is tough, but if there's

one kid who can do it, Greg Washington
can, because he's such a great athlete."
Washington joins Flint Central point
guard Eric Turner on the list of players
committed to Michigan. Within the next
three to six weeks, most of the premier
prep players will be signing letters of
intent, and it has been learned that a
large number are considering
Michigan.
The following is a partial list of
highly-regarded players who have paid
at least one visit to Ann Arbor and in
whom Frieder is very interested (in
alphabetical order):
" Mike Ballenger, 6-3 guard,
Jasper, Ind. Noted for fine outside

shooting. Also a skilled passer.
" Andre Goode, 6-8 forward-center,
Rockford, Il. A prototype power for-
ward-strong and sturdy.
* Nelson Johnson, 6-9 forward,
Golden Valley Lutheran College, Min-
neapolis. Extremely capable inside
performer. Has been a junior college
standout for the past two seasons. Also
being wooed by Minnesota coach Jim
Dutcher.
" Leslie Rockymore, 6-3% guard,
Detroit Southwestern. Regarded to be a
good scorer and excellent all-around
athlete.
" Brad Sellers, 6-10 forward-center,
Cleveland. Smooth player, gifted offen-

sive performer. Rail-thin; is best suited
for forward spot.
*Greg Stokes, 6-9 forward, Hamilton,
Ohio. Great all-around player who is an
especially versatile offensive talent.
" Greg Wendt, 6-6 swingman, Detroit
Catholic Central. A lefthanded shooter,
deadly from long range. A hustler' on
defense.
Voise Winters, 6-7 forward,
Chicago. A pure shooter and scorer,
averages 40 points per game. Also con-
sidering DePaul and Illinois.
IT WON'T BE EASY-Tonight's
game at Illinois marks the first leg in a
six-game stretch run for the
Wolverines. The Fighting Illini lost ,to
Michigan, 80-76, in double overtime, but

in recent outings have been playing ex-
cellent basketball, as evidenced by
their win Saturday over Ohio State.
The Illini are a team deep in talent,
both in the backcourt and the front line.
Newcomer guards Derek Harper and
Craig Tucker are among the quickest in
the Big Ten, and the forward tandem of
Eddie Johnson and Mark Smith is
perhaps the best anywhere.
After tonight's contest, the Maize and
Blue have a reprieve, as last-place Nor-
thwestern'comes to town. But from that
point, the sehedule becomes mur-
derous: road games against co-leaders
Indiana and Iowa and home contests
against Purdue and Minnesota.

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Cagers' Corner

Cagers face tough Illi.1

MICHIGAN (7-5, 16-5)
40-Mike McGee, 6-5 Sr. (24.2)
45-Thad Garner, 6-7 Jr. (9.8)
15-Paul Heuerman, 6-8 Sr. (7.6)
34-John Johnson, 6-4 Sr. (15.2)
24-Marty Bodnar, 6-3 Sr. (7.4)

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ILLINOIS (8-4, 16-5)
42-Mark Smith, 6-8 Sr. (13.8)
33-Eddie Johnson, 6-8 Sr. (17.0)
44-Derek Holcomb, 6-11 Sr. (6.2)
22-Perry Range, 6-4 Jr. (8.4)
12-Derek Harper, 6-4 Fr. (9.3)

By BUDDY MOOREHOUSE
If the Michigan Wolverine cagers are
looking for a breather after two straight
losses, they can forget about getting it
tonight. The Fighting Illini of Illinois,
sporting an 8-4 conference record (16-5
overall), good for second place behind
Indiana and Iowa, host the Blue in
Champaign.
Last Saturday, while Michigan wass

GAME TIME: 8:05 p.m. (7:05 p.m. CST), Assembly Hall
TV/RADIO: No local television; radio stations WWJ-950; WAAM-1600;
WPAG-1050
EXPECTED CROWD: 15,000

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busy losing to the Spartans of Michigan
State in EasbLansing, the Illini handed
Ohio State a 63-57 loss down in Colum-
bus. The same Buckeye squad which
embarrassed the Wolverines a week
ago, 105-87.
THE ILLINI, IN fact, hrave won two
in a row and five of their'last six con-
tests. Michigan, on the other hand, has
fallen two games behind the leaders at
7-5 (16-5 overall) with its two defeats.
Needless to say, Wolverine coach Bill
Frieder views tonight's game, along
with upcoming trips to Iowa and In-
diana, as crucial to his team's chances
of making the NCAA tournament.
"It would have really helped us if we
could have won today," Frieder
remarked after the MSU game. "Now
we'll have to pick up one of those road
games that we ordinarily wouldn't have
gotten."
Illinois suffered a double-overtime
defeat at the hands of the Wolverines,
80-76, on January 22. In that contest,
Lou Henson's squad made a valiant ef-
fort to win, rallying back in the last few
minutes of the game to force the extra
sessions.
The Illini continue to be led by their

Illinois' guard tandem is one of the
quickest, in the conferenice. Craig
Tucker, a 6-1 junior college transfer
from Flint, has been playing very well
of late, averaging 11.8.ppg. Freshman
Derek Harper (6-4) is averaging 9.3 ppg
and is also close to setting the school's
single-season assist record. The center
for the' Illini, 6-11 senior Derek
Holcomb, was named the Big Ten's
player of the week for his outstanding
play in his team's last two road wins at
Wisconsin and Ohio State. In the
Columbus contest, Holcomb held the
Buckeye's Herb Williams to just seven
points.
So with such a tall order tonight,
Michigan's only consolation might be
that the last-place Northwestern Wild-
cats will be in town Saturday.
-game statistics

outstanding forward combination, Ed-
die Johnson and Mark Smith. The two
seniors are currently one-and-two in the
all-time career scoring list at Illinois,
Johnson with 1,550 career points and
Smith with 1,541. This season Johnson is
averaging 17.0 points per game, and'
Smith is second on the team with a 13.8
average. k

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Michigan

Player
McGee ........................
Johnson .......................
Garner ........................
Heuerman.....................
Bodnar, Mt....................
McCormick .. .........
Bodnar, Mk....................
James.........................
Hopson ........................
Burton ........................
Person ........................
Pelekoudas ....................
Antonides .....................
Brown.........................
Team Rebounds ...............
TOTALS ......................
Opponents .....................

FG/A
213/403
144/250.
79/155
50/103
66/115
35/77
24/46
14/32
4/16
8/20
10/21
4/7
2/3
2/7
655/1255
607/1243

21
Pct.
.529
.576
.510
.485
.574
.455
.522
.438
.250
.400
.476
.571
.667
.286
.522
.488

FT/A Pct. Reb PF/D
82/126 .651 89 59/3
32/41 .780 81 24/0
47/66 .712 113 52/1
59/73 f .808 104 67/4
24/31 .774 46 43/0
34/44 .773 86 60/2
15/19 .789 17 19/0
3/5 .600 19 12/0
7/11 .636 8 7/0
2/8 .250 15 8/0
6/9 .667 26 14/0
4/9 .444 3 15/0
2/6 .333 6 8/0
0/1 .000 9 6/0
53
317/449 .706 697 394/10
246/372 .661 695 403/12

A
24
78
52
39
59
11
46
8
2
2
8
5
0
0

Pts.
508
320
205
159
156
104
63
31
.15
18
26
12
6
4

Avg.
24.2
15.2
9.8
7.6
7.4
5.0Q
4.1
1.7
1.6
1.4
0.9
0.8
0,5

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262 1460 69.5

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Big Ten Standings

Iowa ............
Indiana..........
Illinois ............
MICHIGAN ........
Purdue........
Ohio State........
Minnesota.........
Michigan State .....
Wisconsin........
Northwestern.....

Confer.
W L
9 3
9 3
8 4
7 5
7 5
7 5
6 6
4 8
2 10
1 11

Overall
W L
17 4
16 t$
16 5
14 7,
14 7
12 9
14 7
10 11
8 12
7 14

Tonight's Games
/ MICHIGAN at Illinois
Minnesota at Iowa
Minnesota at Ohio State
Purdue at Northwestern
Wisconsin at Michigan State,
WKBD-TV (Channel 50), 8:05 p.m.

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this spring. Enjoy the fun, bask in the sun...andt
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Afrom- the f lock.

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