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at'sgreat. Butthose making the state-
ents, people like former coach Hubie
rown and Kentucky coach Rick Pitino,
ere completely missing the point.
He has skills, there is no doubt about
at, but he is just not emotionally ready
r the NBA. And having talked to him
fter Magic's Roundball Classic at the
alace of Auburn Hills in April, I'm not
ven sure if he would have been ready
college had he chosen that path.
Now, however, the kid who couldn't
et into college, is about to become an
stant millionaire with temptations
round every turn. Life in the NBA is a
t for anyone to handle, let alone some-
ne who just tumned 19.
I don't know about you, but when I
as 19 I was just figuring out how to
ork the washing machine.
And to top things off he going to a
am with such stellar personalities as
'ah Rider and Christian Laettner.
This is where McHale has to come in.
fter being one game's greatest players
hile he was with Boston he has to take
amett under his wing and not only teach
'm about basketball, but about life.
With the kind of investment that the
imberwolves have made, and will make,
n this kid, they better do everything in
eir power to protect it.
Garnett has two directions he can go.
can become one of the NBA's bright-
st stars or he can become a bigger prob-
em to the league than Dennis Rodman.
I hope it's the first, and I hope that
IcHale takes on a new roommate.
From Staff Reports
SA hoardof celebrities will participatein
third annualMillie SchembechlerMe-
morial Golf Classic Monday at the Michi-
gan Golf Course.
The charity event raises money for
adrenal cancer research at University Hos-
pitals in the name of former Michigan
football coach Bo Schembechler's wife,
who died of cancer in 1992.
Among those participating will be
Detroit TigerHall-of-Famer George Kell,
chigan Gov. John Engler, Houston
Rockets' coach Rudy Tomjanovic, Ti-
gers' manager Sparky Anderson, Tiger
shortstop Alan Trammel, football great
Lynn Swan and baseball's all-time hit
leader, Pete Rose.
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Graduation rate falls for athletes
NCAA reports Blue
athletes rate falls for
From Staff Reports
Student-athletes' graduation rate at
Michigan has dropped for the second-
consecutive year according to a report re-
leased Thursday by the NCAA.
The University student-athletes who
entered school in the fall of 1988 gradu-
percent the year before and79 percent two
Student-athletes are allotted six years
to graduate to calculate graduation rates.
The rate of graduation for all Univer-
sity students held steady at 85 percent all
The figures compiled by the NCAA
show that graduation rates across the na-
tion have fallen the past three years after
previous annual increases.
graduation rate at82percent, compared to
88 percent for the rest of the university.
tics that come fromjust twoor three years,"
said Walter Harrison, vice president for
University relations. "But this is certainly a
concern because first and foremost we
want our athletes to graduate."
Harrison also pointed to the fact that
transfers and players leaving early for the
pros are counted in the statistics.
Michigan's 1996 hockey recruiting
class, consisting entirely of American
players, was rated the second-best in the
nation by Red Line Report. Colorado
College has the highest rated incoming
class. Lake Superior (No. 6)and Maimi
(Ohio) (No. 7) were the only other
CCHA teams to berated in the top 10.
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At 6-foot-4 King is the tallest of the five their free-agent camps.
Raptor guards. And Armstrong, the only Jackson has a
one with more than three years of profes- i/<>"° ' formal invitation to
sional experience, is likely to be traded, compete in theIndi-
Thomas said on ESPN. ana Pacers camp,
King vastly improved his draft stock . which begins tomor-
with his performances at pre-draft camps row.
and individual workouts. Even after a dis- He has also been
appointing season for Michigan, King's contacted by the At-
talent was too much for the Raptors to pass e T lanta Hawks,
on. Vancouver Grizzlies
In fact, King hinted that playing at Jackson and Detroit Pistons.
Michigan stifled some of his talents. Jackson earned
King averaged 14.7 points per game second-team All-
as a Wolverine, but raised that average to Big Ten honors his senior season. He led
22.7 in pre-draftcamps. the Wolverines in scoring and assists.
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