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  Madsen Makes CNNSI's Top 50
Stanford University's star basketball player, Mark Madsen made CNNSI's list of the top 50 prospects for the NBA draft. CNNSI reports that the June 28th draft may feature a record number of underclassmen, reducing the prospects of seniors, like Madsen. However, the rating implies that Madsen may be chosen in the draft.

  Dave Checkett's Sprewell Gambit Pays Off
A year and a half ago, sports fans, players and coaches thought that Madison Square Garden President Dave Checketts was crazy for engineering the trade that brought Latrell Sprewell to the New York Knicks. Checketts, who is an active member of the LDS Church, had at that time been quoted widely as saying that he would never bring NBA bad-boy Dennis Rodman to the Knicks. But he then brought the single player considered as bad, less than a year after Sprewell had been suspended for choking his coach, P. J. Carlesimo.

  LDS RM To Play For Wichita State
Adam Grundvig, a 6-foot-8, 205-pound sophomore at the College of Eastern Utah, is the focus of this article. He signed with the Shockers before the end of the spring period. He's a devout Mormon, 22, newly married and hoping to put on at least 20 pounds this summer. He averaged 11 points and 6.5 rebounds last season.

  BYU lacrosse takes national champion title
BYU's Lacrosse team entered the United States Intercollegiate Associates National Championship Tournament as a sixth seed contender, and came away victorious. The men's team played four games in four days and won the tourney, making them national champs for the second time out of their last four trips to the tournament.

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