The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, July 02, 1975, Image 7

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Former A&M for ward Randy Knowles (as reported in The Battalion last week) will be try ing out for the Chicago Bulls along with former Red Raider forward William Johnson, who will be trying out with the Houston Rockets. ■ The Rockets held a three-day rookie camp at Houston Baptist University two weeks ago, where Johnson, with some impressive play, was one of four rookies to be invited back to the Rockets’ camp. Others who will be returning for a shot at the big club include No. I Jraft choice Joe Meriweather of Southern Illinois; No. 2 pick Jim Blanks of Gardner-Webb (N.C.); and No. 8 selection Leon Johnson of Centenary. Tech’s Johnson was selected in the sixth round. Johnson said he feels very fortu- rte being the only draftee picked from the SWC. “The conference aesn t get the publicity other con- rences get. Not as many scouts nine out because the type of play in [he conference isn’t pro type, the 2-year-old Houston Yates High chool grad said. “The brand of bas- etball played in the SWC isn’t the ind played over the rest of the ountry. The teams are then at a isadvantage when they go to play learns from other conferences. ” I Johnson averaged 15.4 points and nine rebounds a game as a senior at Tech. He made nearly 53 per cent of lis field goals for the 74-75 season. Those credentials put Johnson on he All-SWC team. The 6-7, 225-pound forward be- ieves the conference is steadily progressing. "SWC basketball has ilways been in the shadow of foot- pall. This has always been football erritory. People say, Guys down lere can’t play basketball, ” Johnson said. “We need to get a team up in the finals of the NCAA tourney to >tart drawing attention.” There are three guys (with re- naining conference eligibility) who pould make the pros They’ll pave to go out and work hard trying to adapt to the pro game. Overall the conference has many young players,” Johnson said. Ira Terrell, Rick Bullock and Sonny Parker are the players which Johnson felt had the best chance of surviving in the NBA. He also expressed his views about the improvements in SWC recruit ing. “The teams are now going all over the nation for the best talent available instead of staying around here,” he replied. Is this being caused by the addition of the Uni versity of Houston next season? “Yeah, the teams are trying to pre pare for Houston, because Houston goes all out for basketball. The teams will have to be able to com pete with them,” Johnson added. As for who Johnson predicts to take the SWC crown next year: “Baylor will have a very tough team. They have some good young, big guys. A&M will be pretty strong again, and I think Texas Tech will still have a pretty good shot at it,” he said. Johnson stands a good chance at making the Houston Rockets’ club next season even though the Rock ets are cluttered up at forward. “I’d like to give it a shot. I think I will be able to compete at a pro level,” he said. “I believe if I work hard this summer I would very definitely have a shot at making the team. Johnson is currently at Texas Tech completing his undergraduate degree in physical education. ★★★ TIDBITS V All members of the Houston Astros baseball club received watches in honor of Bob Watson’s scoring baseball’s millionth run prior to a game in the Pittsburgh homestand. Watson will receive a special $1,000 watch at the annual All-Star game in Milwaukee, July 15 to commemorate the event. Perhaps these gifts will help the team arrive at the park on time. >/ Congratulations to Watson for being selected the National Baseball League Player of the Month in May. He seems to be the Astros’ only player worth mention ing so far this year. V The Astros signed seven draf tees from last month’s free agent draft, including the Arkansas Razorback pitching duo of Richard Miller (17th round) and Robert Blank (18th round). Both were selected in the regular phase. (See ASTROS . . . Page 9) Look at these FedMart savings FedMart Open Friday, July 4th 9:30 AM to 6:00 PM THE BATTALION WEDNESDAY, JULY 2, 1975 FedMart’ Large, Sweet, Extra fancy Cantaloupe WITH THIS COUPON REDEEMABLE AT FEDMART By Adults only/Limit one cantaloupe per family at this price Coupon expires Saturday, July 12, 1975. FM Bread WITH THIS COUPON REDEEMABLE AT FEDMART By Adults only/Limit one 1 Vz lb. loaf per family at this price. Coupon expires Saturday, July 12, 1975. 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