When Al comes marching home again, hurrah, hurrah. They'll give him a hearty welcome then, hurrah, hurrah....
THE JC TOURNEY ET AL.
As a loyal follower of junior-college basketball and a resident of Hutchinson, Kans., I was glad to see that SI covered the NJCAA national tournament (Dance on His Face, Flenoil!, March 28). Maybe next year the entire article can be devoted to basketball, now that everyone knows what kind of community Hutchinson is.
I really loved the headline, being from Pensacola myself. Flenoil Crook has to be a top prospect.
Gulf Breeze, Fla.
No mention at all in the issue of the NCAA Division II national champs—the Mocs from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga?
MARK W. SMITH
Signal Mountain, Tenn.
Not one word about the NAIA tournament in Kansas City, which Texas Southern University won.
RODERIC M. OLZENDAM JR.
Rumor has it that St. Bonaventure University won the National Invitational tournament in New York City. Your March 28 issue neither confirms nor denies.
I am not a 76ers fan, but I am a basketball fan, and your March 21 cover of George McGinnis captures the essence of that great sport. Thanks for a super photograph.
ALAN R. EAGLE
Los Altos Hills, Calif.
Adrian Dantley and the other nine good rookies were all good choices (Finding a Home with the Braves, March 14), but in light of the fact that the NBA is not recognizing any ABA statistics in this year of the merger, I hereby nominate David Thompson, Dan Issel, Julius Erving, George Gervin, Billy Knight, Larry Kenon, Bobby Jones, Artis Gilmore and Don Buse as Rookies of the Year.
In Bumper Crop of Boys from the Farm, (March 28) you failed to mention Bob Gorinski. Playing for Tacoma last year, Gorinski led the Pacific Coast League in home runs with 28 and RBIs with 110. He also batted a respectable .285. A Harmon Killebrew-type hitter, Gorinski is expected to supply the Twins with much needed home-run power.
Silver Spring, Md.
Two rookies of note were omitted. Carlos Lopez hit .350 for Salt Lake City in the PCL last year and is batting .419 in spring training. Ruppert Jones was an American Association All-Star at Omaha in '76 and the No. 1 choice in the expansion draft. Both these players will help establish the Seattle Mariners as a young and exciting team.
L. J. TEMPLETON