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ing,” Wiel said in his assessment of the
level of play in Europe.
He said the USA world championship
team, which featured Kenny Smith. Tom
my Amaker, Tyrone Bogues and David
Robinson, lost all of its exhibition games
to the European pros.
When discussing the controversial
new Proposition 48, requiring an incom
ing athlete to score at least 700 on the SAT
and to have at least a 2.0 in his high school
curriculum, Wiel said he thought it was
a good rule.
“I don’t think high school work is all
that hard," he said. “And if a kid wants
to play college ball he should study.
“But I also recognize that everybody
doesn’t have the same learning
capabilities,” Wiel said.
On freshmen eligibility, Wiel said he
believes that because so many freshmen
have come in to become impact players,
the rule will not be appealed. However,
it would really help Wiel because J.R.
Reid and Scott Williams would be play
ing for him this year on the JV squad.
As head coach of the JV team, Wiel
has to take whatever talent is available on
campus. Sometimes there is a better pool
of talent than others. One year he may
have some tall players, the next year, he
Unlike varsity, his players are not on
scholarship. He has to schedule practices
so that they do not interfere with classes.
On the whole, the JV’s run the same
plays as the varsity, coach Wiel said. But
they have to be modified to compensate
for the differences in size or skill levels.
The JV’s play mostly against junior col-
Wiel converses with one of his players
during practice, (photo by Sher ry
leges like Chowan College and Brevard
Junior College, or against prep schools
like Fort Union Academy or Laurinburg
Wiel knows a lot about basketball,
something Dean Smith attributed to great
ly. Wiel wants to be head coach sometime
in the future, if the situation is right.
Since the coach just got married last
August, he might just decide to settle
down right here, and become the heir ap
parent to the UNC throne.
If he does become the next head
coach when Dean Smith decides to retire.
Tar Heel fans can rest easy and watch the
victories continue to roll in .
Scoring: 15-13 Correct — Hall of Fame.
12-10 Correct — Professional
9-7 Correct — Rookie
6-4 Correct — Amateur
3 or Less Correct — Prefers watching basket weaving
1. Which NBA team was the first to allow black players?
a) Minneapolis Lakers
b) Cincinnati Royals
c) New York Knicks
d) Boston Celtics
2. Who was the first black man to play in the NBA?
a) A1 Attles
b) Bill Russell
c) Chuck Cooper
d) Odell Gibson
3. Who did Cassius Clay defeat to become the World Heavyweight champion in 1964?
a) Floyd Patterson
b) Sugar Ray Robinson
c) Sonny Liston
d) Jersey Joe Walcott
4. Which school did Jackie Robinson attend?
c) Detroit U.
d) Florida A&M
5. Who is the all-time leading scorer in NBA history?
a) Oscar Robertson
b) Wilt Chamberlain
c) Elgin Baylor
d) Kareem Abdul Jabbar
6. Who was the first black head coach in the NBA?
a) Bill Russell
b) Gus Johnson
c) K.C. Jones
d) Lenny Wilkins
7. Who is the only baseball player to win the MVP in both the American and National leagues?
a) Frank Robinson
b) Hank Aaron
c) Reggie Jackson
d) Willie Mays
Answers to Puzzle “Fax”
Answers to Sports Quiz
Readers perform love
By Sheila Simmons
The Ebony Readers last week enter
tained students in the Chapel Hill,
Greensboro and Durham areas with
another drama production written and
directed by Reader artistic director Eric
“Black Love...Black Pride” con
cerned “the trials that blacks have to go
through to express their love,” Walker
According to Walker, black males
and females lost some of the love bet
ween them because of oppression.
“Black people have to learn to
recapture the love that was lost on the
slave ships and in the cotton fields,”
This same line was repeated by
Ebony Reader President Greg Bargeman,
^ho played one of the characters in the
Although none of the characters had
names, each had a distinct personality
that became evident during the show.
Bargeman played a very demanding
character who knows just what he wants,
and knows how to get it.
Another character, played by Valerie
Murray, represented the shy, insecure
female, whom according to Walker “has
gotten burned a few times.”
“She is unsure of whether or not she
should take another risk with love,” he
On the other side of the extreme is
a character played by Cynthia Martin.
“She’s hot,” Walker said of the
character played by Martin.
“She’s a very sexy lady, and uses
it to her advantage,” he said.
The cast, which included three men
and four women, carried the play to
North Carolina Agricultural and
Technical State University in Greensboro
and North Carolina Central University in
Students in Chapel Hill got the op
portunity to see the 30 minutes of drama
on Feb. 14, in the Upendo Lounge of the
“Black Love...Black Pride” is
among five of the six productions writ
ten by Walker, that have been perform
ed by the Readers over the past two
Walker is working on a sixth produc
tion which he says he hopes the Readers
will be able to perform before he
graduates in May of this year.
Walker has served as artistic direc
tor of the Readers since the fall of 1985.
While Bargeman handles the
business aspects of the group, which en
tails when the Readers will perform,
where they will perform and how they
will get there. Walker said he handles the
types of plays the Readers will perform
and how they will perform them.