Basketball Standouts Recognized
By MURRAY S. SMITH, Knox '25
NE of the greatest years in the his- pace makes frequent substitution a necestory of basketball has come to an sity. The game requires perfect conditionend. The modern, streamlined game ing and the advantage of a fresh man, if he
reached its peak during this season, and at all approaches the ability of the man he
practically every record in the books of replaces, is obvious.
organized conferences the country over
Thus, <> A mythical all star "team"
was broken. As always, A played an is made up of eight forwards,
important role in writing this chapter in two centers, and three guards. The first
the story of basketball.
team selection covers the country' from
Selection of an all star dif- North Carolina to Washington, and made more so by the wealth of consin to Oklahoma.
talent in A chapters from coast to
At the forward positions are Kenny
coast, and the unfortunate lack of co-op- Sailors of Wyoming, Dick Miller of Laweration among chapter reporters in sub- rence, and Bob McCurdy of Oklahoma.
mitting candidates and their records. We Sailors, a holdover from last year's All Phi
believe, however, that the teams as se- team had another great year, and playing
lected will compare favorably with all with a team that is ranked nationally only
top mythical court crews, and we hope behind Illinois' Whiz Kids, should come
that all Phi cagers deserving the honor in for much All American mention.
Sailors is a senior, an accurate shot, and
a great dribbler. He will be remembered
Basketball has become a squad game.
The ten-second rule and elimination of for his outstanding play last year on
the center jump have put double empha- Wyoming's eastern swing when C.C.N.Y.
sis on speed and scoring, and the resulting was conquered in the Garden.
HUNT, Washington State
E. PARKER, Illinois
WITT. Washington State
Alternates: FITZPATRICK, BRILL, Kansas; Minnesota; SIMPSON,
S.M.U.; KENNEDY, Purdue; ULLON, Washburn; WISE, Ohio State; MILLER,
BRADEN, MANIFOLD, Butler; FORD, WARD, Williams; MCCLINTOCK, GUSTAFSON, North Dakota; MESSINGER, Lehigh; HUEBNER, Iowa Wesleyan; ARNOLD,
California; MCNAUGHTON, Franklin; WILEY, Oregon; MCTIERNAN, Syracuse; WiCHET, Denison; DALE, BOWER, JOHNSON, HELLBERG, Oregon State;
STEWART, Washington and Jefferson; CROSSETT, BUESING, Lawrence; OLMSTED, Knox; MCCABE, SAYLOR, WHITEMAN, Lafayette.