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Dear Chris:
Bill Brubaker
November 26, 1984
When you're Chris Washburg—6'11" with a can't-miss jumper—you can expect to have hundred of pen pals, and sacks, cartons and drawers full of mail
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November 26, 1984

Dear Chris:

When you're Chris Washburg—6'11" with a can't-miss jumper—you can expect to have hundred of pen pals, and sacks, cartons and drawers full of mail

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Texas at San Antonio: " San Antonio is not an industrial city such as Detroit, Pittsburg [sic], Los Angeles, etc., so the city and air are extremely clean."

Detroit: "First run movies are in abundance in the city's modern theatres."

Liberty Baptist College of Lynchburg, Va.: "Nearby are Appomattox Court House, where the states were reunited, [and] Natural Bridge, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World."

Tennessee Tech: "Cookeville is a fast-growing, scenic city of 20,000 basketball fanatics."

Illinois State: " Bloomington/Normal, Illinois...is recognized as one of the 50 best places to live in the U.S."

Evansville (Ind.): "Known to many as 'The Basketball Capital of the World.' "

Phillips University: "Enthusiassm [sic], exictement [sic] and anticipation abound in Enid, Oklahoma each year during the basketball season."

If you want to discuss the secrets of the mango. Maryland assistant John Kochan in a letter to Washburn about the university's chancellor, Dr. John B. Slaughter: "Dr. Slaughter has initiated many programs that he feels can have a tremendous effect on fruit production in the entire world through plant research." "Plant research?" says Washburn. "What does that have to do with me?"

Got a problem? Call the governor. Virginia Governor Charles S. Robb to Washburn: "I personally hope that you will consider seriously the advantages of continuing your academic and athletic pursuits at Virginia Tech. I look forward to meeting you and watching you play in the future. If I can be of any assistance to you or your family, please let me know."

Basketball is my life. Coaches make this plain by the way they close their letters. Virginia Commonwealth's J.D. Barnett: "Yours in Basketball." Army's Les Wothke: "Yours in winning basketball." Arizona assistant Ken Burmeister: "Yours for better basketball." Siena's John Griffin: "In hoops."

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