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Seth Davis
July 24, 2000
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July 24, 2000

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The Spartans Remain Strong

Don't expect a big drop-off at Michigan State next season despite the loss of Mateen Cleaves and Morris Peterson. Two Spartans, 6'6" sophomore Jason Richardson and 6'9" freshman Zach Randolph, were the most dominant players at last week's USA Basketball camp in Miami. Both players made the 12-man team that will represent the U.S. at this week's Young Men's World Championships in Brazil. Another Spartans recruit, 6'3" Marcus Taylor, was among the final players cut....

When Lou Hen-son, 68, returned to New Mexico State as an interim coach in October 1997, he agreed to accept a monthly salary of $1 until a permanent replacement was found. As it turned out, Henson was the permanent replacement. Last Saturday he signed his second contract extension, at $148,000 per year....

Arizona coach Lute Olson may have unearthed another hidden back-court gem. Travis Hanour, a 6'6" freshman from Laguna Beach, Calif., has been drawing raves during workouts in Tucson. If he is as good as Olson says, the Wildcats should be favorites to win it all next season.

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