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(Studio) Report on Moses Malone's career in professional basketball.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd
(UT) Game shown; "Mo" is number 22. Malone, 19, started controversy when he signed $1 million contract instead of going to college. He's in starting line-up. May be American Basketball Association rookie of year Averages 18.2 pts./game. 4th best record in league for blocking shots. Hits field goal 58.7%. League's 4th rebounder. Averages 38.3 minutes per game. [Coach UT Stars Morris BUCKWALTER - calls him quick. Could be best offensive rebounder ever.] [Denver Nuggets Bobby JONES - says he can score against any team. Praises Moses' rebounding.] Misses home in Virginia. Bought home for mother and car for self. Bus. affairs handled by attorney Reporters feel he's uncooperative because he's shy. [His teammate Wally JONES - says he shies away because he's young.] Malone shown in motel room. [MALONE - says if a player's good enough he should come into professional ball.] He's popular and is drawing card. Says he'll get better.
REPORTER: Harold Dow
- Dow, Harold;
- Mudd, Roger
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