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Sent on Mormon-News: 28Feb01

By Kent Larsen

Pollard Explodes, Weir Gets Cut and Knight Doesn't Get to Try

NEW YORK, NEW YORK -- The Sacramento King's Scot Pollard exploded for 46 points over 4 games this past week, solidifying his spot as the best performing Mormon basketball player so far this season. Meanwhile, the best performing Mormon golfer, Mike Weir, was cut after the second round of the Nissan Open, the first time that he has missed the cut so far this year.

At least some of the reason Scot Pollard is the best performing Mormon in the NBA comes because other players don't get as much playing time. Pollard played for 169 minutes over four games, while Mark Pope, who had the next highest number of minutes, managed 66 over 3 games. The Mormon player that suffers the most because of this at the moment is Travis Knight, who is currently not getting any playing time for the New York Knicks, after being traded to the Knicks earlier this year.

Two other Mormon golfers also played in the Nissan Open, and both finished in the money. Jay Don Blake tied for 57th place, while Dan Forsman tied for 66th. And on the senior tour, Bruce Summerhays tied for 10th, his best finish so far this year.


Major League Baseball

Major League Baseball's 2000 season has ended. The MLB's preseason starts March 1st The regular season begins April 1st.



G Min FG/FGA Reb Pts Ppg Bradley, Shawn Center Dallas Mavericks This Week 3 59 10/ 19 13 22 7.3 Year to date 56 1375 151/303 398 397 7.1

Knight, Travis Center New York Knicks This Week 0 0 0/ 0 0 0 0.0 Year to date 33 178 5/ 34 35 17 0.6

Madsen, Mark Forward Los Angeles Lakers This Week 4 29 3/ 3 9 8 2.0 Year to date 43 381 34/ 64 104 83 1.9

Pollard, Scot Forward Sacramento Kings This Week 4 169 20/ 42 55 46 11.5 Year to date 49 1041 118/254 285 306 6.2

Pope, Mark Center Milwaukee Bucs This Week 3 66 6/ 8 11 15 5.0 Year to date 42 677 44/105 109 108 2.6


The WNBA's season begins May 28.



While the NFL season has ended.


Wide receiver Ben Cahoon of the Montreal Alouettes is LDS, but I don't yet have a source for statistics on him.


Offensive Line Eric Bateman - Las Vegas Outlaws Juan Johnson - San Francisco Demons

[No statistics available]

We have also identified the following possible Mormon players and would appreciate if anyone can confirm either that they are or are not Mormon. Letting us know if any other player is Mormon is also appreciated.

Blaine Berger - Las Vegas Outlaws - Played for Utah, from Idaho Falls Richard O'Donnell - San Francisco Demons - Played for Weber State


PGA Tour

Jay Don Blake This Week: Nissan Open T57 71-68-74-72 earned $ 7,514.00 Year to date: Entered 7 events, made cut 6 times, earned $181,637.66

Keith Clearwater This Week: Nissan Open CUT 73-72 Year to date: Entered 4 events, made cut 0 times, earned $0

Dan Forsman This Week: Nissan Open T66 72-70-70-75 earned $ 7,038.00 Year to date: Entered 4 events, made cut 3 times, earned $27,224.66

Mike Reid This Week: Idle Year to date: Entered 2 events, made cut 1 times, earned $15,566.66

Mike Weir This Week: Nissan Open CUT 69-74 Year to date: Entered 5 events, made cut 4 times, earned $354,400

Richard Zokol This Week: Idle Year to date: Entered 1 events, made cut 0 times, earned $0

Senior PGA Tour

Billy Casper This Week: Idle Year to date: Idle

Johnny Miller This Week: Idle Year to date: Idle

Bruce Summerhays This Week: Mexico Senior Classic T10 70-70-71 earned $34,500.00 Year to date: Entered 4 events, made cut 4 times, earned $81,190.00


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