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Edited by E.M. Swift and Richard O'Brien
August 22, 1994
Cleaning Up the Act
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August 22, 1994


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Rik Smits, 7'4", the Netherlands. One of the best shooting centers in the NBA. Would draw the U.S. pivotmen outside.

Forwards: Detlef Schrempf, 6'10", Germany. Versatile enough to play either forward position, he's an NBA All-Star.

Dino Radja, 6'11", Croatia. One of the top NBA rookies last season as a Boston Celtic.

Vlade Divac, 7'1", Yugoslavia. Led his country to the world championship in 1990 before becoming a standout with the Los Angeles Lakers.

Andrew Gaze, 6'7", Australia. A star on the Seton Hall team that made it to the Final Four in 1989, now with the Melbourne Tigers. The best outside shooter this side of Reggie Miller.

Guards: Toni Kukoc, 6'11", Croatia. An NBA forward with the ball handling skills of a point guard.

Sarunas Marciulionis, 6'5", Lithuania. A solid NBA player before injuries forced him to miss most of the last two seasons.

Sergei Bazarevich, 6'2", Russia. Battled Dream Team II guards Kevin Johnson and Mark Price evenly.

Jurij Zdovc, 6'6", Slovenia. Great heart, plays defense—Jerry Sloan with a jump shot.

Coach: Sergei Belov, Russia. Engineered Russia's upset of Croatia in this year's world championships. He's an NBA-style coach, with a keen feel for matchups.

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