The Seattle Supersonics -- one of the leading teams in the United States' Pacific baseball division -- is playing well this year.
The Seattle Supersonics -- one of the leading teams in the United States' Pacific baseball division -- is playing well this year. Coach Bill Russell is trying to produce a team of players who perform equally well in defence and attack.
One of his brightest hopes is six-foot-eight-inch (two metres three centimetres) star Spenser Hayward. The strong forward joined Seattle Supersonics from Detroit University ... and has been a star all the way. He is averaging 23 points per game ... and in a recent match against Kansas City, Omaha, showed that he is equally at home in both the front and back courts.
Also up-and-coming is the even taller Tom Burleson, a member of the 1972 United States' Olympics team. The seven-foot-two-and-a-half-inch (two metres 19 Centimetres) tall centre was part of the 1973 United States' World University Championships team, and emerged as the United States' second leading scorer and third leading rebounder.
With both Hayward and Burleson in the team, the Seattle Supersonics are lying second in the Pacific Division ... and are challenging for top place, and an attempt at the National Championships.