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Now a Pro Star
Now a Pro Star
Item IDEgyptian19680531Now.tif
TitleNow a Pro Star
AuthorEgyptian
DescriptionEx-Saluki Walt Frazier Back to Finish School
Original Publication SourceDaily Egyptian
Date1968 May 31
Volume49
Issue157
SectionSports
Page(s)16
Digital File Format.TIF (Tagged Image Format)
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)
TranscriptNow a Pro Star

Ex-Saluki Walt Frazier Back to Finish School

Wait Frazier, who established himself as a starter for Che New York Knickerbockers and was a contender for rookie-of-the-yoar honors in the National Basketball Association during the past season, returned this week CO where it all began.
The two-time college division All-American at SIU during the 1964-65 and 1966- 67 cage seasons preregistered for the upcoming summer term.
Frazier, who incends to return to New York this weekend, was a striking figure Monday in an outfit consisting of an all-white suit, blue beads and $80 shoes.
He broke into the Knick's starting lineup shortly after the season began and drew praise for his ability in the backcourc. Me had a bad start scoring wise but was consistently outstanding on defense.
Me attributed his scoring problems at the beginning of the season to a lack of confidence.
"I just didn't shoot enough, " Frazier commonted. "It
didn't hurt my defensive game, though.
"At first I wasn't caking my shots, " he said. "I was passing off too much."
After Frazier began "putting the ball up there" his point totals increased,
Against Boston in February, Frazier hit a 15-foot Jumper in the final seconds to beat the Celtics, 110-108. Me also scored 27 points in tho game to take, individual scoring honors.
In late January, he sank two free throws with 37 seconds remaining in leading the Knicks to a 129-127 win over the San Francisco Warriors. Frazier finished the game with 23 points.
Needing three more quarters to finish his work towards a bachelor's degree in physical education, Frazier intends to complete his work while attending summer sessions.
At the time when he was drafted ho had one year's eligibility remaining ond he has often been asked If he regrected leaving tlie collegiate ranks. Frazier answered by saying that he never looked back and chat every man has to do what he feels is best for him.
While a Saluki for two years, Frazier averaged 17.7 points and 10.6 rebounds per game. He was the key man in Southern's NIT victory in 1967.
LanguageEnglish
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