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Major: Cellular and molecular biology
Favorite movie: All That Jazz
Favorite NBA team: Detroit Pistons
Favorite restaurant (besides training table):
Mountain Jack's
Favorite class: Organic chemistry
Favorite TV show: None
Favorite Ann Arbor hangout: Charlie's
Listens to: Country, Pop
Best player ever faced: Jim Thomas (Indiana,
Favorite Big Ten road city: Minneapolis
Hobbies: Reading, golfing, running
Favorite cereal: Frosted Flakes

Major: C
Red Lobs
Listens tc
Best play

Roy Tarpley

Gerard Rudy

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Junior Rich Rellford (left) and freshman Gary
convince them to attend Michigan.

Daily Photo by DAN HABIB
Grant were first-team high school All Americans. Frieder out-recruited dozens of college coaches to

Wanted: High school stars

Major: Education
Favorite movie: A Soldier's Story
Favorite NBA Team: Philadelphia 76ers
Favorite restaurant (besides training table):
Real Seafood Co.
Favorite class: Theater
Favorite TV show: None
Favorite Ann Arbor hangout: Home
Listens to: Soul, rock
Best player ever faced: Tony Campbell
Favorite Big Ten road city: Minneapolis
Hobbies: Swimming, fishing
Favorite cereal: Frosted Flakes

lce Crean
Listens to
Best play

Rv.IOF. F.WING "'-"

This year's college basketball season
has just started but Bill Frieder and his
Michigan staff have already begun to
lay the groundwork for Wolverine
squads of next year and beyond.
There's nothing easy about
recruiting. You've got other teams to
contend with, a long list of NCAA
guidelines and players' individual per-
sonalities. All these things add up to
make the task one of the toughest in
college basketball.
"WE WORK hard and just work year
round at recruiting," said Frieder.
"We work our tails off."
And all the hard work has already
hegn to nay dividends for the fifth-

'M'recruiting known
for honesty, success

year head coach, as three high school
seniors had made commitments for
next year before the November 14 early
signing date.
The Wolverines had an extensive
shopping list of their future needs going
into the recruiting season, headed by
the need for some big men and a pair of
"WE NEED to get some size," ex-
plained Frieder. "What happened with
our 7-20 season (the 1981-82 campaign)
was we got cut short because we had a
couple of injuries and we just didn't
have size. This is a crucial, crucial
year for us to get size. We're recruiting
six to eight players and hope to get a
couple of other big guys."
Assistant coach Mike Boyd, who does
a lot of traveling for the recruiting
program, agreed with his boss. "We
definitely needed to add more size,"
said Boyd. "Richard Rellford will be a
senior next year, Robert Henderson
will be a senior next year, Butch Wade
will be a senior next year and Roy Tar-
pley will be a senior next year.
Definitely, we have to bring in three or
four big kids this year so they'll be
ready when these kids graduate. So ob-
viously, our first priority is size, then
speed and quickness in the backcourt."
Frieder and Boyd took definite steps

toward filling the big man portion of
their list when they got verbal
agreements from J.P. Oosterbaan in
October and Loy Vaught in early
November. Oosterbaan, a 6-10, 230-
pound forward/center, averaged 17
points and 12 rebounds per game last
year as a junior while leading
Kalamazoo Christian High School to the
finals of the state Class C playoffs. Ac-
cording to Boyd, he is similar to former
Wolverine star Tim McCormick when
McCormick was in high school.
VAUGHT, a 6-9, 210-pound forward
from East Kentwood, poured in 24 poin-
ts and grabbed 12 rebounds per game
during his junior campaign. This year,
he was an honorable mention pre-
season high school All-America pick by
Street and Smith's.
Michigan also got some of its shop-
ping for guards done in the pre-season
when it got a commitment in late Oc-
tober from Billy Butts out of Muncie
(Ind.) Northside High School. The 6-2
Butts, also a Street and Smith
honorable mention All-American,
averaged 13 points and five rebounds a
game last season.
While Frieder and company are off to
a good start in recruiting, they still
realize that they have a ways to go yet.
"WE STILL need a guard, a center

and a swingman," said Frieder.
But the Saginaw native shouldn't
have much to worry about. In his five
years at the helm, Michigan has
established itself as one of the top
recruiting schools in the nation. Each
year it has brought in people like Mc-
Cormick, Eric Turner, Rellford, Wade,
Henderson, Tarpley, Antoine Joubert
and most recently, freshmen Steve
Stoyko and Gary Grant.
The way the Wolverines go about lan-
ding such players is through an honest,
up-front approach that is different than
that used by many other schools.
BUTTS' high school coach, Wayne
Allen was impressed with the way
Frieder and his staff acted.
"Everything was right up front," he
claimed. "There was nothing going on
behind the scenes. They were honest
with us and we were honest with them."
In fact, honesty seems to be the
main crux of Michigan recruiting.
While there are dozens of NCAA rules
and guidelines regarding everything
from how many bumper stickers you
can send a recruit, right up to which
days you can contact him, Michigan
has never been charged with a
recruiting violation.
"With any type of violation like that
with our boss Don Canham, we'd get
fired," said Boyd. "We don't need to do
those things to get good players. We've
got good players now and we've gotten
good players in the past, so why should
we start now?"
THERE was one incident involving
Grant last year in which Grant's high

Steve Stoyko

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Major: Mechanical engineering
Favorite movie: Raiders of the Lost Ark
Favorite NBA team: Los Angeles Lakers
* Favorite restaurant (besides training table):
The Broadmore (Colorado Springs)
Favorite class: Dynamics of mechanical
Favorite TV show: MASH
Favorite Ann Arbor hangout: Dooley's
Listens to: Soft rock, country, gospel
Best player ever faced: (Michigan freshman)
Sarah Basford
Favorite Big Ten road city: Evanston
Hobbies: Water and snow skiing, tennis, movies,
Favorite cereal: Honey Combs

Major: E
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Listens te
Best play

Ron Gibas

Butch Wade


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