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THE FIRST TEAM
On the court, 6'9" Center Jeff Ruland is never seen in such a languorous pose, fie led his classmates in scoring—22.3 points a game—and his school out of obscurity.
Notre Dame intended to bring Forward Kelly Tripucka along slowly, but by late in the season his 57% shooting had put the Irish in fast company—the final four.
Power Forward Gene Banks is the best all-round player on what may be the nation's best team. As a frosh he was among the leaders in all ACC statistical categories.
Guard Darnell Valentine has a record foes consider criminal. He's murder on offense, leading Kansas in both points and assists, and is a thief on defense, with 80 steals.
THE SECOND TEAM
Terp turmoil, not a lack of talent, kept Forward Albert King from scoring more than 13.6 points per game. Nevertheless, many coaches think he's the class of his class.