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The Michigan Daily-Thursday, May 29, 1980-Page 15
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NEWEST NBA TEAM
Mavericks pick

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Austin Carr
of Cleveland and Richard Washington
of Milwaukee were among the 22
players selected yesterday by the
Dallas Mavericks in the National
Basketball Association expansion
draft.
The Mavericks, who will begin play
next season, picked one player from
each of the 22 existing NBA teams, who
were allowed to protect eight men on
their roster.
FOR THE most part, the Mavericks
by passed the better-known players
who were available, choosing instead to
go with younger, less experienced
players who may develop into front-line
pros.
Besides Carr and Washington, other
players chosen by the Mavericks in-
cluded: Jack Givens, Atlanta; Jeff
Judkins, Boston; De lmer Beshore,
Chicago; Arvid Kramer, Denver;
Terry Duerod, Detroit; Ray Townsend,
Golden State; Alonzo Bradley,
Houston; Joe Hassett, Indiana; Billy
McKinney, Kansas City, and Marty
Byrnes, Los Angeles.
Also, Winford Boynes, New Jersey;
Geoff Huston, New York; Jim
Spanarkel, Philadelphia; Mike Bratz,
Phoenix; Abdul Jeelani, Portland;
Wiley Peck, San Antonio; Bingo Smith,
San Diego; Tom LaGarde, Seattle;
Jerome Whitehead, Utah, and Jim
Cleamons, Washington.
PERHAPS THE key player chosen
by Dallas was LaGarde, a 6-10, three-
year veteran plucked from the Seattle.
SuperSonics. He was averaging 11.0
points per game as Seattle's starting
center before suffering a knee injury 23
games into the 1979 season. Last year
he was a reserve behind Jack Sikma,
averaging 4.7 points in 14.2 minutes per
game.
The only free agents selected were
Judkins, Cleamons and Bradley, since
if Dallas drafts a free agent and can't
sign him, it would not be entitled to
compensation.

The selections were announced on the
first day of the annual summer
meetings of NBA coaches and general
managers. On Thursday, the league
will announce its Most Valuable Player
for the 1970-80 season, as well as its
Rookie, Coach and Executive 'of the
Year.
Leon Spinks
arrested for
drunkenness
ELYRIA, Ohio (AP) - Former
heavyweight champion Leon Spinks
was convicted yesterday of driving un-
der the influence of alcohol and failing
to drive in marked lanes.
Elyria Municipal Judge James P.
Horn fined the 27-year-old. former
Marine $350 and suspended a 30-day jail
sentence.
SPINKS HAD pleaded innocent to the
charges following his arrest by the Ohic
Highway Patrol early in the morning of
April 19 near this Lorain County city.
But.on Wednesday, he pleaded no con-
test, meaning that while he did not ad-
mit guilt, he offered no defense.
The judge suspended Spinks' Ohio
driving privileges for six months and
placed Spinks on probation for one
year.
Spinks dethroned Muhammad Ali as
heavyweight champ in 1978, only to lose
the crown to Ali seven months later.

I

Now you see him .. . AP Photo
Detroit Tiger third baseman Richie Hebner does a quick disappearing act
in Tuesday night's game against the Yankees. Hebner fell into the photog-
rapher's dugout at Yankee Stadium while chasing a pop foul. He failed to
make the catch.

ool named MVP
for Wolverine nine

By MARK MIHANOVIC
The Michigan baseball team received
a warm sendoff to the College World
Series in Omaha, Nebraska last night at
the ballclub's banquet held at
Romanoff's Hall.
Catcher Gerry Hool, named Saturday
as the Most Valuable Player in the
Mideast regional tournament, received
the team's MVP award for the season.
Hool hit .335 for the Blue and drove in 39
runs over the year, including five
game-winning hits in Big Ten play.
Hool also collected the co-captain
award, as did senior George
Foussianes. Foussianes, whose batting
average over the 51-game campaign
was .373 with 41 runs-batted-in, picked
up the award as the club's leading hit-
ter, as well.
Freshman second baseman Jeff
Jacobson nabbed the Golden Glove
Award as Michigan's outstanding
fielder, and his double play mate,
freshman shortstop Tony Evans, won
the trophy representing, in Coach Bud
Middaugh's words, "the man who made
it all mesh together."
SCORES
American League
Detroit 6, New York 3
Toronto 4, Boston I
Oakland 6, Kansas City 3
New York 6, St. Ltiona League
Montreal 3, Chicago (suspende&
Philadelphia 6, Pittsburgh 3

Freshman hurler Scott Dawson, with
a 9-1 overall record and a 4-0 Big Ten
slate, was named Most Valuable Pit-
cher, and slugger Jim Paciorek's
record-setting 55 RBI's and 106 total
bases earned him the hardware for
Most Improved Player.
Middaugh had words of praise for his
club. "I think this team typifies life.
Nothing comes easy. You've gotta work
for it. I don't think I've ever had a club
give me more than this club's given me.
I don't care what happens from here
on."
Foussianes spoke for the players.
"We've comea long way and had a very
successful season, but it wasn't an easy
road."
He went on to describe an especially
trying incident. "It was after an intra-
squad game in the fall .. .I can't
remember exactly what he (Middaugh)
said . . . he used a few choice adjec-
tives ... but the main thing he said was
that we were the worst baseball team
that he ever saw. And we kinda took
that toheart."
Tomorrow the worst team that Bud
Middaugh ever saw in the fall flies to
Omaha with a chance to be the best

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