26 - Tipoff '94 - Thursday, November 17, 1994
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the first conference rookie to perform
such a feat.
"I thought Kiwane did a tremen-
dous job last year," Illinois coach
Lou Henson said. "Now, he didn't
always have great games, young
guys don't. They're gonna play su-
per one game and may not so well
the next. I think Kiwane is going to
have a good year. We feel good
about our personnel."
Fueling Henson's optimism is a
stellar recruiting class. College
Sports ranked the Fighting Illini's
incoming freshmen as the 18th best
in the nation. Illinois made a killing
off Chicago prep players, signing 6-
foot-4 guard Bryant Notre and 6-
foot-7 "forward Jerry Gee.
Notree wasn't expected to be a
contributor right away - he was
declared ineligible in the preseason
for not having met NCAA core class
standards while in high school. How-
ever, he was cleared to play earlier
this month. Gee is needed to make
an immediate impact up front, with
the loss of Thomas, Illinois' career
Clark and Robert Bennett are the
probable starters. Clark was a
double-digit scorer who was lim-
ited by foul-trouble. Bennett can
help out by cleaning off the glass.
The backcourt appears solid with
Garris and Keanne. However they
are the only returning guards, with
two first-year players filling out the
- Scott Burton
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Indiana is the class of the Big Ten in a wide-open
By Paul Barger
shot at the
Minnesota's career scoring mark is in
Continued from page 7
Lenard took advantage of a brand
new NCAA rule that allowed un-
derclassmen to make themselves
available for the
NBA draft with-
Minnesota out losing their
10-8, 21-12 eligibility.
"That's not a
good rule for
Away: February 4 said.
the Big ten's
third-leading scorer last season with
21.6 points per game and was a
second team All-Big Ten selection.
MINNESOTA SPORTS INFORMATION
Voshon Lenard's reach this season.
"It really helps to have a guy like
him back in your program," Haskins
said. "It increases our chances to get
back to postseason play."
Joining Lenard in the backcourt
is fifth-year senior Townsend Orr,
who averaged 9.9 ppg and 3.3 as-
sists per game a year ago. The two-
some give the Gophers one of the
most formidable backcourts in the
conference, if not the country. Se-
nior Ryan Wolf will back up both
Seniors dominate the frontcourt
for Minnesota as well. Chad
Kolander (6.8 ppg, 3.9 rebounds per
game) and Jayson Walton (7.0 ppg,
4.5 rpg) along with junior David
Grim (6.8 ppg, 3.3 rpg) make up the
rest of the Gophers' starting unit.
- Antoine Pitts
ILLINOIS SPORTS INFORMATION
The Fighting ini need rebounding help this season from Robert Bennett, as
well as Shelley Clark, if they wish to contend for the Big Ten title.
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By Ryan White
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Jalen Rose, Michigan
SHAWN RESPERT, MICHIGAN ST.
Juwan Howard, Michigan
Damon Bailey, Indiana
MICHAEL FINLEY, WISCONSIN
Deon Thomas, Illinois
ALAN HENDERSON, INDIANA
VOSHON LENARD, MINNESOTA
CUONZO MARTIN, PURDUE
James Winters, Iowa
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Lawrence Funderburke, Ohio St.
Kevin Rankin, Northwestern
JESS SETTLES, IOWA
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Player of the Year: Glenn Robinson, Purdue (unanimous)
Freshman of the Year: JESS SETTLES, IOWA
Coach of the Year: Gene Keady, Purdue
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