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Archive for Thursday, April 8, 1999

COLLISON, GOODEN IMPRESS IN WORKOUTS

April 8, 1999

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— Kansas University signees Nick Collison and Andrew Gooden have been impressive in workouts in preparation for tonight's Reebok Capital Classic high school basketball all-star game at the MCI Center.

Although battling minor ankle and arm injuries, the 6-foot-9 Collison scored 10 points for the Blue team during a Tuesday practice session.

According to reports, Collison impressed fans and coaches with strong inside moves and the ability to use both hands.

The 6-foot-10 Gooden, who will be a teammate of Collison on the U.S. All-Stars, was also listed as one of the most impressive players in workouts.

The U.S. All-Stars will meet a team of District of Columbia All-Stars at about 7 p.m., Lawrence time. The game will not be televised.

Here are the members of the U.S. All-Stars with hometown and college choice in parentheses:

Jason Gardner, 5-11, PG, North Central, Ind. (Arizona)

Todd Billet, 6-0, PG, Christian Brothers, N.J. (Rutgers).

Jason Williams, 6-2, PG, St. Joseph, N.J. (Duke).

Kevin Gaines, 6-4, G, Clark, Nev. (Michigan).

Drew Nicholas, G, 6-3, Lutheran, N.Y. (Maryland).

Matt Carroll, 6-6, F, Hatboro-Horsham, Pa. (Notre Dame).

Leland Anderson, 6-8, F, Attleboro, Mass. (Michigan).

Nick Collison, 6-9, F, Iowa Falls, Iowa (Kansas).

Andrew Gooden, 6-10, F, El Cerrito, Calif. (Kansas).

Tahj Holden, 6-10, C, Red Bank, N.J., Regional (Maryland).

Casey Sanders, 6-11, C, Tampa, Fla., Prep (Duke).

Samuel Dalembert, 7-0, C, St. Patrick, N.J. (Seton Hall).

D.C. All-Stars

Colleges only, no hometowns available

Steve Blake, 6-3, G, Maryland.

Brian Chase, 5-11, G, Virginia Tech.

Val Brown, 6-1, G, George Washington.

Tony Dobbins, 6-4, G, Virginia Tech.

Reece Gaines, 6-6, G, Undecided.

Roger Mason, 6-4, G, Virginia.

Chris Monroe, 6-4, F, George Washington.

Derick Payne, 6-5, F, Undecided.

Victor Samnick, 6-7, F, Georgetown.

Patrick Mitchell, 6-8, F, James Madison.

Rodney White, 6-9, F, UNC-Charlotte.

Courtland Freeman, F, 6-9, Georgetown.

Jesse Young, C, 6-10, George Mason.

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