Jack Haley, at 6-10 the only truly center-sized player on the team, looked a whole lot better as a junior than he did last season, and Pooh Richardson, the much-hailed guard from Philadelphia, seemed to live up to his billing in UCLA's annual intrasquad basketball game Thursday night at Pauley Pavilion. The small turnout of 3,581 seemed pleased with what it saw.
Coach Walt Hazzard watched while assistants Jack Hirsch and Kris Jason coached a team made up of likely starters--center Haley, forwards Reggie Miller and Craig Jackson and guards Corey Gaines and Richardson--and assistants Andre McCarter and Sidney Wicks coached a team made up of Charles Rochelin, Kelvin Butler, Jerald Jones, Rod Palmer and David Immel, who will be redshirting this season.
The starters won, 95-89.
The starting lineup is not necessarily set at the guard positions. Montel Hatcher, who averaged 8.4 points a game last season as a sophomore, is sitting out with a pulled muscle in his leg.
"Montel will be back in there," Hazzard said. "I think, probably, Corey has the inside track on the other position right now, but Pooh is an impact player who will play a lot of minutes for us."