Sport: The New Boy

Basketball's pros, like their colleagues in other sports, like nothing better than to cut the latest college sensation down to size. Last week, in a benefit game for Cincinnati's Maurice Stokes (stricken with a paralyzing brain disease), the pros got their first chance at the most loudly touted of them all—Wilt ("The Stilt") Chamberlain, the 7-ft. 2-in. Negro from Philadelphia who will join the Philadelphia Warriors as a rookie this fall.

To the pros' astonishment, Wilt lived up to his clippings, and then some. Matched against Detroit's Walter Dukes (7 ft.), Chamberlain blocked shot after shot, traded elbow for elbow. Although he...

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