I have a son who was recruited by several schools and finally chose Georgia Tech (football). I am proud of this and appreciate the interest, time and efforts of the schools and coaches.
W. BRAD GWINN
The article on Tom Leifsen is one of the most interesting SPORTS ILLUSTRATED has printed. Marian Leifsen has given us a new perspective on the confusing world of college recruiting. With your article, I hope you have made would-be superstars aware of the many snares that may entangle them.
THE BRADLEY BROTHERS
I would like to identify for your readers the author of the poetic phrase "Bradley Steals, Peels and Deals to Wood" ( North Carolina Kicks Up Its Heels, March 12). This description of North Carolina Forward Dudley Bradley's moves from the official play-by-play of the ACC tournament is the product of the talented Timothy (Bone) Bourret.
Bourret is no stranger to SI's readers. He was quoted extensively in last year's article about Notre Dame's All-Campus Bookstore Basketball Tournament (Look Out for the Manhole Cover, May 15). A former commissioner of the bookstore tournament, Bourret is now the assistant sports information director at Clemson.
We out here in the high country were a bit disappointed that in the Bradley story you failed to mention Dudley's brother. Charles (Tub) Bradley, who led the University of Wyoming to a winning basketball season in the tough Western Athletic Conference. Charles, a sophomore and, like his brother, a demon on defense, was the Cowboys' leading scorer and was named All-Conference. An incredible leaper, Charles became known throughout the league for his twisting, driving slam dunks and finger rolls, which normally started with his becoming airborne somewhere in the general vicinity of the top of the key and sailing over, around and sometimes through defenders.
COLONEL LEROY D. HAMMOND, USA
Professor of Military Science
University of Wyoming
MAD DOG'S GIRLS
As a high school girls' basketball coach, I thoroughly enjoyed Nancy Williamson's article on Mount St. Mary's Coach Fred (Mad Dog) Carter (Carter's Little Thrills, March 5). Having coached both boys and girls, I could not agree more with Carter in regard to the interest and tenacity of girls. They are a real joy to coach.
However, one point that perhaps should have been made is that while girls may be lacking in skills, at least they don't pass and dribble the clock away. Because women's rules include a 30-second clock, there is no four-corner offense in girls' basketball. Maybe it's about time the boys caught on, because when the girls' skills reach the level predicted by Carter, the girls' game is where the spectators are going to be.
Girls' Varsity Basketball Coach
Oxford Academy & Central School
Nancy Williamson brought back exciting memories for me when she mentioned Mount St. Mary's men's basketball coach Jim Phelan. At La Salle College in the years 1949-51, he thrilled many a Philadelphia basketball crowd with his superb skills. And he was an assistant coach under Ken Loeffler when La Salle won the NCAA championship in 1954.
Could Lynne Phelan, now playing for Mount St. Mary's under Carter, be Jim's daughter?
JOHN R. JONES
?Yes, she is.—ED.