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Page 18S - The Michigan Daily - Wednesday, November 28, 1984
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By JEFF BERGIDA
"I do and do and do for you kids and
this is the thanks I get."
David Letterman's "catchphrase of
the 80's" might have been Michigan
basketball coach Bill Frieder's first
thought when he learned last May that
both Tim McCormick and Eric Turner
were forsaking their final year of
eligibility to turn pro.
AFTER four years of intense
recruiting, which was supposed to
culminate in a finely-tuned machine for

the 1984-85 season, Frieder suddenly
found himself with two blown cylinders.
McCormick was coming off a Most
Valuable Player performance at the
National Invitation Tournament, in
which the Wolverines breezed to the
title. Turner, despite his inconsisten-
cies, would have been counted on to
provide leadership and offensive pun-
ch.
With the additional defections of Paul
Jokisch (football), Quincy Turner
(transfer) and Dan Pelekoudas (law

1. Illinois
Coach: Lou Henson
Henson on Illinois: We have a
good defense, good balance, and
have been able to out-rebound
our opponents. I don't think we
have any glaring weaknesses.
Henson on Michigan: They're a
good rebounding ballclub, they
play good defense, and they're a
good offensive team. I don't see
any weaknesses.

2. Indiana
Coach: Bobby Knight
Bobby Knight did not respond to
the survey. However, the Daily
staff would like to congratulate
Coach Knight for being a truly
great American.

3. Michigan
Coach: Bill Frieder
Frieder on Michigan: Roy Tarpley
is a consistent threat, day in and
day out, and we have good depth
at guard. We may suffer from
losing three of our top six
players, a lack of depth on the
front line, and not enough
scoring from our front line.

4. Iowa
Coach: George Raveling
Raveling on Iowa: We have tough
interior players like (Greg)
Stokes, (Michael) Payne, (Brad)
Lohaus, (Gerry) Wright and (Al)
Lorenzen. We don't have great
perimeter shooting or strong
overall guard play. Our lack of
experience could hurt us.
Raveling on Michigan: They have
exceptional athletic ability.

school), Michigan, a team that was
twelve-deep at the outset of last season,
has only nine scholarship players on its
roster. Two of those are freshman.
While the situation is far from ideal,
don't shed any tears for Bill Frieder.
Quantity is down but the potential is'
there for the quality to go up. Frieder's
fellow Big Ten coaches consider this
club to be one of the three major con-
ference powers. "I just think they're
good in all phases of the game," offers
Illinois' Lou Henson.
HERE'S a closer look at the players
that will make up this year's version of
the Wolverines:
Guards: General consensus is that
Turner's loss will be at least offset by
the arrival of freshman sensation Gary
Grant. The high school All-American
from Canton McKinley High School in
Ohio is expected to step right into a
starting berth. Grant's game is strong
on both ends of the court and the only
question is how he will stand up against
the league's more experienced guards,
such as Michigan State's Sam Vincent
and Illinois' Bruce Douglas.
Returning backcourtmen include
sophomores Antoine Joubert and Garde
Thompson and senior swingman Leslie
Rockymore.
JOUBERT had some tough times in hisj
freshman year but did show sparks of
the play that made him Michigan's Mr.
Basketball in 1983. The Judge averaged
nine points a game, but his shooting

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5. Ohio State
Coach: Eldon Miller
Miller would not respond to the
survey, saying, "I don't fill those
things out. They don't mean
anything at this point in the
year.''

6. Purdue
Coach: Gene Keady
Keady on Purdue: We'll have
good shooting, better quickness
and a good attitude (I hope!).
Rebounding and a lack of ex-
perience and leadership could
give us problems.
Keady on Michigan: They have
great players.

7. Mich. State
Coach: Jud Heathcote
(Assistant Michael Deane filled out
the survey.)
Deane on MSU: We have a solid,
experienced, offensive-minded
backcourt and strong defensive
inside players,

8. Minnesota
Coach: Jim Dutcher
Dutcher on Minnesota: Our back-
court is good, with Marc Wilson,
Tommy Davis, Gerald Jackson
and Todd Alexander. We don't
have much experience on the
front line.

Daily Photo by DAN HABIB
Bill Frieder shows off the spoils of victory after crushing Notre Dame, 83-63,
in last year's NIT championship game.

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9. Northwestem
Coach: Rich Falk
Falk on Northwestern: We have
good size and strength inside, a
defense that was ranked eighth
nationally last year, depth at all
positions and a freshman class
that will help. We've got to im-
prove our offensive consistency
as well as free throw and field
goal percentages, which were ten-
th in the league last year.
Falk on Michigan: They have a
great player at every position,

10. Wisconsin
Coach: Steve Yoder
Yoder on Wisconsin: We have nine
returning lettermen and both a
junior and senior class for the fir-
st time. If we have one glaring
weakness right now, it might be
rebounding.
Yoder on Michigan: The physical
part of the team might be a real
strength, especially with
Rellford, Wade and Tarpley.
Losing McCormick and Turner is
going to hurt.

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