BASKETBALL; Some notable accomplishments
The college basketball season ended weeks ago, but the NCAA Statistics Service continues to bring interesting achievements to light. For example, the latest "Magic" man, Drake's Lewis (Magic) Lloyd, managed to finish second both in national scoring (30.2) and rebounding (15.0) statistics. The only player ever to top this double-barreled feat was Temple's Bill Mlkvy, the "Owl without a vowel," who was the national scoring champion (29.2) and second-leading rebounder (18.9) in 1951. A 6 ft. 6 in. Philadelphia product, Lloyd still has one more year of college eligibility left.
Maryland's 6-1 Greg Manning is also returning for his senior season, and that only spells trouble for Terrapin opponents. As a junior, Manning was the best all-around marksman in collegiate history, shooting 64.3 percent from the field and 90.8 percent from the free-throw line. Generally such field goal accuracy is possible only for taller players, who manage shots closer to the basket. In fact, the only other player shorter than 6-4 to better Manning's percentage from the field is St. Peter's Tim Kehoe, with a 66.0 clip in 1965.
Someone who used his height to advantage last season was 6-11 junior Steve Johnson of Oregon State, whose 71-percent field goal accuracy was an all-time high.