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Page 10-Wednesday, February 17, 1982-The Michigan Daily
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One for two: Rellfordjons cagers
as Ford optsfor MSU

By RON POLLACK
The heated recruiting battle between Michigan and
Michigan State for Detroit Cass Tech's Patrick Ford
finally ended yesterday, with the Spartans emerging
victorious. But shed no tears for the Wolverines and
head coach Bill Frieder, as they nabbed the top
basketball recruit in the state of Florida in the person
of Richard Rellford. The 6-5% forward from Riviera
Beach is considered to be one of the top 10 high school
seniors in the nation.
"He's a strong rebounder," said Frieder of
Rellford. "He's tough around the boards. He's a good
scorer inside, and he's not a bad shooter."
"HE'S AN ANIMAL under the boards," said
Samuel Marshall, Rellford's coach at Suncoast High
School in Florida. "And he's coachable-he listens _
and learns."
Whereas Rellford had been leaning toward
Michigan for some time, the 6-5 Ford has been much
more indecisive. Before this weekend, Ford, con-
sidered by many the top recruit in the state, was
favoring the Wolverines, according to Cass Tech
assistant coach Ron Lauter. But over the weekend, he
visited Michigan State, and when he returned home
he had been swayed to the Spartans' side.
Rellford is currently averaging 25 points and 16
rebounds per game. Suncoast owns a deceptive 13-9
record because Rellford and many of his teammates

joined the team late due to the length of the football
season. The team has recently begun to jell, winning
five consecutive contests. Before exchanging a foot-
ball for a basketball, the 225-pounder earned first
team All-State status from his tight end position.
WHEN THE newest Michigan recruit and his high
'He's an animal under the boards.
And he's coachable-he listens and
learns. '
-Suncoast High coach Samuel Marshall
on Richard Rellford
school teammates switched sports, the squad still
continued to struggle for awhile.
"When Richard came in from football, his muscles
had to change over," said Marshall. "Our basketball
players play football and we lost three or four more
games while they were toning their. muscles for
basketball."
In spite of Rellford's lofty averages on the basket-
ball court, Frieder noted that, "there's a big adjust-
ment when you go from high school to college."
ONE OF THOSE adjustments will have to occur
when the opposition has the ball. "He'll need a little

work defensively, especially when he faces differen
offensive sets in college," said Marshall.
"I think every player needs work on his defense
coming out of high school," said Frieder. "In high
school, if you're the best player on the block, you
don't have to play defense. But in the Big Ten your
have to."
One of the main reasons that Rellford will be taking
his skills to the Big Ten, is that Michigan has two
athletes who greatly influenced the prep star. One is
Wolverine football sensation Anthony Carter, who
also attended Suncoast High School and is a good.
friend of Rellford's. The other is freshman basketball
player Eric Turner.
"RELLFORD PLAYED basketball with Eric this
summer in the AAU Game in Jacksonville, and he
couldn't believe the passes that Eric made," said
Frieder. "So he knew he'd be coming to a team where
the guards don't just fire it up. He knows if. he gets
open, he'll get the ball."
With a verbal commitment from Rellford,
Frieder's list of recruits has now grown to four. -The
other future Wolverine cagers are 6-8 Paul Jokisch of
Birmingham Brother Rice, 6-9 Robert Henderson of
Lansing Eastern and 6-91/2 Roy Tarpley of Detro'
Cooley. With all of this height, the beatings thaw
Michigan has taken on the boards this year may soon
come to an end. "We just need more height and now
we have it," said Frieder.

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Frieder

By BOB WOJNOWSKI
An already fine recruiting class got a little bit finer yester-
day when Richard Rellford, the Riviera Beach whiz, announ-
ced his intentions to play basketball at Michigan. And while
the Wolverines and head coach Bill Frieder lost out on
Patrick Ford, the 6-5 swingman from Detroit who opted for
Michigan State, this class may still prove to be the best crop
of Wolverine recruits in recent history.
Not since the 1976 group that included Phil Hubbard,

was-Anthony Carter," said the second-year coach.
CARTER, MICHIGAN'S All-American wide receiver, is
from the same high school as Rellford-Riviera Beach's
Suncoast High-and is also a good friend of the 6-5% forward.
Another key to the recruiting success is the personality and
selflessness of Michigan's freshman guard, Eric Turner.
Turner played with Rellford in an AAU summer tournamen4
in Jacksonville, Fla. and Rellford came away impressed.
"Rellford could not believe how Eric passed the ball," said

U U tt t Rickey Green, Alan Hardy and Tom FrieerInfact, every plyer we've taken has been widely
AMOCO OUTSTANDING TEACH ER AWA RD: For Regu- Stcke aeni nnar ced c1ie n
AM C OTTNDN TAHR W RD o Rg-Staton, has Michigan collected such received by our current players."
lar Faculty Who Have Demonstrated Excellence talent for the future. And the reasons WITH FOUR players now in the Wolverine fold, Michigan
for the recruiting success this season /4is reportedly interested in signing at least one more. Names
in Undergraduate Teaching. fin efare three-fold, according to Frieder. as. being bandied about include 6-7 Butch Wade from Boston,
"NUMBER ONE, people saw an op- and 6-10 Keith Wesson from Niles, Ohio, who some consider
TEACHING ASSISTANT AWARD: For Effective and portunity to step right in and play,"- to be the best player in Ohio.
Creative Graduate Teaching Assistants. 34 s ih m a n said Frieder. "Number two, we've been One noticeable gap in the recruiting crop is the absence 6f a
recruiting all of them for a long time Frieder guard, but that problem may correct itself in the near future.
and number three, there were more good players in the state Antoine Joubert, a 6-6 junior from Detroit Southwestern con
this year." sidered one of the best underclassmen in the nation, repor-
SEE YOUR DEPARTMENT CHAIR FOR NOMINATION FORMS Rellford is the first recruit to come from out-of-state, as tedly has said that he would not go to the school that landed
OR CALL 764-8323 c rop Paul Jokisch hails from Birmingham, Robert Henderson is Ford-which would seem to put Michigan in the early lead in
from Lansing and Roy Tarpley is from Detroit. But Frieder that battle.
ALL NOMINATIONS DUE: FEBRUARY 19, 1982 had what might be called a secret weapon in his efforts to get Said Perry Watson, Joubert's coach at Southwestern, "If
Rellford. Patrick Ford went to Michigan, Antoine-probably would not
"I'll tell you what the number one key to getting Rellford have."
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TITANS LOOK AT WOLVERINE ASSISTANT:
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TT seceCi Sicko in running for U-D post
By RON POLLACK head coach Bill Frieder. a brief stint as an assistant coach at
Ever since it was announced earlier DETROIT Athletic Director Brad Detroit.
ereu a city i urope-y cree this month that University of Detroit Kinsman refused comment on whether As a Michigan high school coach,
could travel there basketball coach Willie McCarter Sicko had been cntacted. Sicko could Sicko led his squads to a 249-90 record,
jwSo unravel these riddles "ould not be retained for next season, not be reached for comment. en route to a Catholic League cham-
and uncover its key there has been quite a bit of speculation "He's definitely a candidate and he pionship, one Detroit City-Champion
as to who the new Titans' coach will be. deserves the job," said Frieder of ship, five district championships an4
One individual whose name has come Sicko. "But hell, if they don't take him one regional championship. During this
up repeatedly is Michigan assistant it's their loss. I'll be glad to keep him. time, he coached at St. Thomas (15-5),
coach Don Sicko. "I'd say he'll He's, been good on his coaching Our Lady of Lourdes (24-14), Benedic-
definitely be one of their two or three suggestions and teaching. He's been tine (7-14) and Royal Oak Shrine (96-
final candidates," said Wolverines' loyal in a tough year and he's dne a 25). Following the 1977-78 season at
good job recruiting." Shrine, Sicko was named State Coach of
If Sicko is to get the Detroit job, he the Year.
C A e 5 F N must satisfy a list of prerequisites
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