January 24, 1999 |
Former USC guard Mack Calvin was surprised to see his name in the news last week. Calvin, who played for the Trojans in the late 1960s, was an all-conference selection as a senior. After college, he spent more than a decade in professional basketball, starting with Los Angeles in the American Basketball Assn. and finishing his career in the NBA with the Cleveland Cavaliers. He later was an interim coach of the Clippers.
May 5, 1989 |
Former UCLA and NBA star Sidney Wicks suffered abdominal injuries today when a car he was driving was struck by a cement truck, officials said. Wicks was listed in serious condition at Scripps Memorial Hospital after going into surgery. Police spokesman Bill Robinson said Wicks and a male passenger were in a Cadillac that was hit in an intersection about 9 a.m. "The truck may have run a red light at the intersection," Robinson said, adding that the unidentified passenger in the car was not injured.
March 13, 2006 |
When Sidney Wicks was a senior at Hamilton High, solidifying his reputation as one of the most dynamic players in City Section history, the thought of turning down a basketball scholarship to UCLA was all but unimaginable. John Wooden was the coach, Lew Alcindor the star. "At that time," said Wicks, a real estate developer based in Wilmington, N.C., "there was no question that UCLA had fantastic tradition.
May 6, 1989 |
Sidney Wicks, former UCLA and National Basketball Assn. forward, suffered a ruptured spleen Friday morning after a cement truck apparently went through a red light at a Mira Mesa intersection and plowed into Wicks' car, police said. After the 9 a.m. accident, Wicks, 39, who played for Portland, Boston and San Diego in the NBA, underwent three hours of surgery at Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla to have his spleen removed, hospital spokeswoman Lynn Morra said. Wicks also suffered facial cuts and minor head injuries.
December 29, 1999
FIRST TEAM Forward Sidney Wicks UCLA 1969-71 Three-time national champion, twice as UCLA's leading scorer and rebounder after Lew Alcindor's departure. Most outstanding player of the 1970 Final Four. Forward Marques Johnson UCLA 1974-77 The final title under Wooden came with Johnson starting as a sophomore. Also reached Final Four in 1976 and won the first Wooden Award as national player of the year in 1977. Center Lew Alcindor UCLA 1967-69 The future Kareem Abdul-Jabbar led the Bruins to three titles, an 88-2 record and remains the only player ever chosen most outstanding player of the Final Four three times.
March 31, 1998
GAME BY GAME * Vs. South Carolina State--In his worst game of the tournament, Sheppard scored only four points in 15 minutes during the Wildcats' 82-67 victory. * Vs. Saint Louis--Sheppard made seven of 11 shots, including three from three-point range, and scored 18 points during the Wildcats' 88-61 rout. * Vs. UCLA--Sheppard made seven of 14 shots, scored 16 points and grabbed four rebounds in another Wildcat rout, this one by a final of 94-68. * Vs.