College Basketball: Oh, Baby

Baby sitting can be hard work—especially when, the baby weighs 225 Ibs., stands 7 ft. 1 in., and loves to play rough. Just ask Jay Carty, a onetime Oregon State basketball star now studying for his doctor's degree at U.C.L.A. He was hired this fall to look after the Bruins' prize prospect: towering Lew Alcindor, 18, the ex-Manhattan schoolboy who was the most-sought-after high school player in the U.S. last year. When Alcindor turned out for the U.C.L.A. freshman team this fall, he showed lots of promise and precious little else. "He just stood there with his hands...

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