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Garrett Matures Quickly; Gains Saluki Leadership
Garrett Matures Quickly; Gains Saluki Leadership
Item IDEgyptian19680104Garrett.tif
TitleGarrett Matures Quickly; Gains Saluki Leadership
AuthorGeorge Knemeyer
DescriptionThe SIU basketball team last season looked to Walt Frazier when it was down and needed a leader. This year that responsibility has been assumed by Dick Garrett.
Original Publication SourceDaily Egyptian
Date1968 January 4
Volume49
Issue60
SectionSports
Page(s)14
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Digital File PublisherSpecial Collections Research Center, Morris Library, Southern Illinois University Carbondale
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CollectionDaily Egyptian Diversity News Archive (Southern Illinois University Carbondale)
TranscriptGarrett Matures Quickly; Gains Saluki Leadership

By George Knemeyer

The SIU basketball team last season looked to Walt Frazier when it was down and needed a leader.
This year that responsibility has been assumed by Dick Garrett, the Salukis' fine cager who has alternated between guard and forward.
"The situation is different now than it was last year, " Saluki mentor Jack Hartman said in referring to Garrett.
"Last year Garrett was a youngster among the older ones, " Hartman explained. "This year the situation is reversed.
"Now he's our leading scorer and floor leader...
the man the oppostion is point toward."
In addition to the fine job the 6-3" junior from Centralia has done defensively, he is also the Salukis' leading scorer this year, averaging 15 points per game. His field goal percentage is 43 per cent, which is scond only to Bruce Butchko among the SIU starters.
Garrett is also the Salukis' leading free throw shooter, hitting 88 per cent from the charity stripe. This is nin sharp contrast to overall team mark of 63 per cent from the stripe where he has hit 29 of 33 attempts.
The only returning starter from last year, Garrett has acquired a reputation as being a deadly long range scorer. His quickness and speed has also contributed to his being the Salukis' third leading rebounder, despite his lack of size you expect in a rebounder. Garrett weighs only 175 pounds.
For the NIT champions last year, he averaged 15.8 points per game, second only to Frazier, now with the New York Knickerbockers of the National Basketball Association.
Although his average this year is lower, one must remember that Garrett had about with the flu earlier which caused him to score only 12 points in the two games which opened the season.
Garrett's high this year was 28 points against Maryland in the sun Carnival in El Paso, Tex.
The Salukis' second leading scorer is Chuck Benson, the Salukis' 6-4 forward, who, when he jumps against an opponent for a tipoff, seems to be 6'-10."
The junior from Altanta, Ga., is averaging 10.4 points per game, and is the salukis' leading rebounder, pulling down an average of 9.7 per game.
Benson is also a top notch track man, having earned All American status running the 440 in :46.2 seconds in NCAA competition.
Next in line are Willie Griffin, with a 9.8 average; Bruce Butchko with 8.9 and Jay Westcoott, averaging 5.5 points per game.
LanguageEnglish
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