Wednesday, June 19, 1985
THE 1985 NBA DRAFT
The Michigan Daily
Pistons draft gu in first round
NEW YORK (UPI)-With Patrick Madison Square Garden's Felt But Detroit did make a move to get
Ewing as Exhibit A, the NBA argued Forum. some needed up-front muscle when it
its case for the big man yesterday at Rounding out the top 10 draft picks, completed a pre-draft trade of Dan
its annual college draft. it was: 6-8 Xavier McDaniel of Roundfield, who did not solve the
Ewing, the Georgetown 7-footer and Wichita State to Seattle, 7-0 Jon Kon- Pistons' power forward need in his
a rock of a player on which franchises cak of Southern Methodist to Atlanta, one injury plagued season, to
are built, was selected by the New 6-11 Joe Kleine of Arkansas to Washington for 6-foot-11, 240-pound
York Knicks toopen the NBA draft. Sacramento, 6-6 Chris Mullin of St. Rick Mahorn.
"HE WILL be the foundation for the John's to Golden State, 6-9 Detlef
string of very competitive teams for Schrempf of Washington to Dallas, 6- Dumars averaged 22.3 points for
many years to come," said Dave 9% Charles Oakley of Virginia Union four seasons at the Natchitoches, La.,
DeBusschere, the Knicks' executive to Cleveland and 6-9 Ed Pinckney of school and Detroit hopes he is capable 'i
vice president. Villanova to Phoenix. of spelling Thomas and teaming with 4
There was some uncertainty Detroit, selecting 18th overall in the Vinnie Johnson to give the Pistons
surrounding the second pick and the first round, chose 6-foot-3 guard Joe four quality guards. His style is
Indiana Pacers went with Wayman Dumars of McNeese State over likened to Philadelphia's Andrew
Tisdale of Oklahoma, the 6-9 left- Michigan State's Sam Vincent. He Toney.
hander who stormed through the Big was the second guard taken.
Eight in his three years. GENERAL Manager Jack Mc- THE BOSTON Celtics drafted 6-
The Los Angeles Clippers followed Closkey admitted Detroit would have foot-2 point guard Vincent as their
with a 7-footer of its -own in Benoit taken either Bill Wennington, 6-foot-11 top choice.
Benjamin of Creighton, a demon shot- center from St. John's, or 7-foot-2 In-
blocker and rugged rebounder. diana center Uwe Blab had both not Vincent, a 22-year-old theater arts
SEVEN CENTERS were chosen in been taken back-to-back by Dallas major, led the Big Ten in scoring as a
the first of the seven rounds at immediately in front of the Pistons. r wt a 23. poier game
average, hitting 4 percent of his foul
shots. He finished his career as the
No. 3 scorer in MSU history with
NBA 1985 First Round Draft Picks averpoints and a16.8 points per game
1. Patrick Ewing (center, Georgetown) -New York Knicks The Chicago Bulls wheeled and
2. Wayman Tisdale (forward, Oklahoma) -Indiana Pacers dealed their way through the draft
3. Benoit Benjamin (center. Creighton) - Los Angeles Clinoers and when the shuffling was over, the
4. Xavier McDaniel (forward, Wichita St.)-Seattle Supersonics club had seleted what many consider
5. Jon Koncak (center, Southern Methodist) -Atlanta Hawks the surprise pick of the first round.
6. Joe Kleine (center, Arkansas) -Sacramento Kingss r h s
7. Chris Mullin (guard, St. John's) - Golden State Warriors The club then made two additional
8. DetleftSchrempf (g-f, Washington) -Dallas Mavericks deals, swapping draft picks with the
9. Charles Oakley (forward. Virginia Union) - Cleveland Cavaliers key the acquisition of little-knownaE
10. Ed Pinckney (forward, Villanova) - Phoenix Suns Charles Oakley, a 6-foot-9 forward,
11.Keith Lee(terward,MemphisState)-ChicageBulls from Virginia Union, a Division II Associated Press
12. Kenny Green (forward, Wake Forest) - Washington Bullets school. ss and ess
13.Karl Malene (ferward, Louisiana Tech.) -Utah Jazz s e rk Michigan State's Sam Vincent says he can score from inside and outside
114. A KarldeMalok Hughes(fra (g-, Loyola)Loian - eSan Antonio Spurs In order to secure Oakley, the Bulls and make an immediate impact in the NBA, after the Boston Celtics draf-
15. Blair Rasmussen (center, Oregon) -Denver Nuggets had to make a deal with Cleveland. ted him in the first round yesterday in New York. Vincent is the third-
16. Bill Wennington (center, St. John's) - Dallas Mavericks The Cavaliers selected Oakley as the leading scorer in MSU history.
ninth pick of the first round and the
17. Uwe Blab (center, Indiana) - Dallas Mavericks Bulls followed two picks later by
1. Sae Viac (guard, MicNeese State) - DE TROIT PISTONS choosing Keith Lee of Memphis State.Nh o hi p eci l
19. Steve Harris (guard, Tulsa) -Houston Rockets Chicago then sent Lee and point.E
20. Sam Vincent (guard, Michigan State) - Boston Celtics guard Ennis Whatley, a former No. 1 c n e to n Na e 1
21. Terry Catledge (forward, South Alabama) -Philadelphia 7ers choice and a two-year NBA veteran,2ynsr , ia. lu cst a efnnOn
22. Jerry Reynelds (ferward, Leuisiana St.) - Milwaukee Bucks to the Cavaliers for Oakley and Calvin
23. A.C. Green (forward, Oregon State) - Los Angeles Lakers Duncan, a 6-foot-3 guard from NEW ORLEANS (UPI) - Tor- The representatives will consider
24. Terry Porter (guard, Wisconsin-Stevens Point) - Portland Tr'blazers Virginia Commonwealth. moted by drug abuse, academic tougher penalties for coaches who
cheating and recruiting corruption ignore NCAA rules and establishment
PARRISH CRACKS GRAND-SLAM: that culminated in the scandalous of "major" and "secondary"
Tulane point-shaving case, the NCAA categories of violations, with
this week will seek cures for its especially harsh punishment for
ethical problems and ways of preven- repeat offenders.
Xi1 Sers sin k =8 ting future embarrassments. SCHOOLS that commit the most
How can the NCAA prevent heinous violations could be prohibited
cheating and punish abusers? Should from competing in some sports for up'
an athlete be held accountable for to two years and have a two-year ban
DETROIT (UPI) - Lance Parrish's fifth career grand BILL BUCKNER hita solo home run for Boston, his six- wrongdoing or should his coach pay on all scholarships in those sports.
slam finished a five-run sixth inning last night that th, and drove in two more runs with a double in the first the price? Is the nation's system of Under the recommended changes,
brought the Detroit Tigers from a 5-2 deficit to a 9-8 vic- and single in the four-run second. amateur sports anachronistic and un- coaches who commit an NCAA infrac-
tory over the Boston Red Sox. Jim Rice had a two-run single in the second, in which fair to poor student athletes? tin will be punished even if he or she is
Rookie Nelson Simmons singled off starter Bruce Kison reliever Bill Scherrer wild-pitched home a run. Rice also THE hundreds of college presidents employed by an institution other than
and was forced atsecond to begin the sixth. redieverBil grer wi t h run.e aso and athletic directors who will con- the one at which the violation oc-
LOU WHITAKER doubled to drive out Kison and Alan had an RBI on a groundut to third with runners on first verge in New Orleans tomorrow for curred.
Trammell greeted Mike Trujillo with an RBI single that and third and one out in the eighth. the fifth special convention in the The NCAA Presidents Commission
narrowed a 7-4 deficit by a run. Dwight Evans also banged his eighth home run of the NCAA's 79-year history hope to tackle also has recommended that schools be
Leaer Bruce Hurst, 2-6, came onto walk Kirk Gibeon to year, a solo shot one out after Buckner's in the fifth and those questions. required to report the number of its
load the bases andParrish hit the first pitch to him for his second in two nights. The NCAA describes the meeting as student athletes who fall below ad-
h ith home runtthis season. "a singular opportunity to begin mission standards and who fail to
Juan Berenguer, 2-3, picked up the victory for two in- John Grubb singled home two runs in the first for correcting the course of inter- meet academic requirements, as well
nings of relief in which he gave up a run. Aurelio Lopez got Detroit and led off the fourth with his first home run of the collegiate athletics, especially in the as the percentage of its athletes who
the last six outs for his fourthsave. season. Darrell Evans had an RBI single in the fifth. area of integrity." graduate