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Wright Plans to Attend Denver Rookie Camp

June 30, 1989|CURT HOLBREICH

Howard Wright, a power forward from Stanford and Patrick Henry High School, said Thursday he plans to attend the Denver Nuggets rookie camp as a unsigned free agent.

Wright said he selected the Nuggets over about seven other teams that expressed an interest in him after he was not selected in the two-round National Basketball Assn. draft Tuesday.

"The Nuggets seemed the best opportunity for me because they are in need of power forwards," Wright said.

Wright, 6-feet-8 and 235 pounds, averaged 14.5 points and 6.9 rebounds last season at Stanford. The Nuggets will hold their rookie camp July 21-24 at Regis College in Denver.

The agent for Mitch McMullen, a 6-10 center from San Diego State, said 11 of the 27 NBA teams have contacted him since the draft. Keith Glass said McMullen might attend more than one rookie camp before settling on a team.

GOLF

Jack Spradlin of San Diego and Pat Duncan of Rancho Santa Fe were eliminated from the California Golf Assn. amateur championship tournament in Pebble Beach.

Spradlin lost his afternoon match to Pacific Grove's Casey Boyns, who took a 1-up victory after Spradlin hit his second shot out of bounds on the final hole. Spradlin, who carried his bag in every match, defeated San Francisco's Ben Furth, 6 and 5, in the morning round.

Duncan, from Rancho Santa Fe, was eliminated by Menton's David Stockton, 4 and 3 in a morning match. Stockton, a USC student and son of two-time PGA champion Dave Stockton, won again in the afternoon to advance to the final.

TENNIS

Top-seeded Yoran Baron of San Diego defeated Paul Liccardo of Coronado, 6-0, 6-0, in the first round of the La Jolla Robins Group tennis championships at the La Jolla Tennis Club. The top five seeded players won in straight sets.

BOXING

Antoine Byrd retained his California super-middleweight title by defeating David Vedder in a 12-round decision at the Del Mar Fair.

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