Men's Basketball's Bonewitz To Miss All-Star Tour|
July 27, 1998
LUBBOCK, Texas - Texas Tech University guard Stan Bonewitz (San Antonio, Texas) will miss the upcoming Big 12 Conference All-Star Basketball Tour, Red Raider Head Coach James Dickey said today.
Bonewitz, Texas Tech's only senior for the 1998-99 men's basketball season, has been diagnosed with infectious colitis, according to team trainer Jon Murray. The ailment, inflammation of the colon, is not expected to prevent Bonewitz from fall enrollment or preseason conditioning.
"I'm very disappointed for Stan," said Dickey, who will coach the 11-man team on its seven-game tour to Belgium, England, France and Germany. "We certainly wanted him to have this opportunity. However, the most important thing is his health and preparing academically and athletically for his senior year."
Bonewitz, one of four returning starters, has started the last 55 games for Texas Tech. The 6-4 guard averaged 12.9 points, 4.9 rebounds and 4.2 assists in 1997-98. He ranked second in the Big 12 last season with a three-point percentage of 41.0 and a per-game average of 3.1 treys. Bonewitz has career averages of 9.3 points, 3.0 rebounds and 3.9 assists.
The team will include Texas Tech point guard Rayford Young as well as Baylor forward Jamie Kendrick, Colorado guard Kenny Price, Iowa State forward/center Martin Rancik, Kansas center Eric Chenowith, Kansas State forward/center Shawn Rhodes, Missouri guard Jeff Hafer, Oklahoma State guard Adrian Peterson, Oklahoma guard Michael Johnson, Nebraska center Venson Hamilton and Texas center Chris Mihm.
The team will meet in Dallas on Sunday to begin three days of practice before leaving for London on Wednesday, Aug. 5. The 1998 Big 12 All-Star Team will play its first game on Friday, Aug. 7 in London.