Sport: The Young Pro

Not until he cradles the ball in his huge hands does the poker-faced Negro come alive. Then, graceful and cunning as a cougar, Elgin Baylor begins to roam for the Minneapolis Lakers. His hands flicker with the slick skill of a shell-game operator. His dribble is a rapid rat-a-tattoo inches off the floor. Smoothly, surely, Baylor prowls through the elbowing surge under the hoop to nail a Laker with a pinpoint pass, or rises from the floor as though projected to loop a lazy shot through the basket.

So well is 23-year-old Rookie Baylor...

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