An, an Uptown Freddie Brown, and John Thompson has him! Georgetown hooked 6-5 point guard Freddie Brown of the Bronx (16.5 points, 8.5 assists per Adlai Stevenson H.S. game). Thompson exuberates, "Super player. Possesses the ability to entertain the fans with his passing ability while still sticking to fundamentals. Definitely one of the best point guards I've seen at this level." Reports next fall just in time to replace graduating John Duren . . .
George McGinnis has been out of Denver NBA uniform since Saturday night, waiting for consummation of trade to the Pacers in his hometown Indianapolis -- where the only snag, reportedly, is whether Nuggets or Indiana will buy the house he is renovating. Alex English and a No. 1 pick supposedly destined for Denver . . . In San Diego, Clipper Coach Gene Shue went after McGinnis (but wouldn't give up Freeman Williams and a No. 1) before saying, what the heck, let's give Marvin Barnes one more shot. Barnes has hung around San Diego, conditioning, since being judged out of shape in a preseason Clipper tryout . . .
Butch Johnson wants to be traded, according to a Dallas newspaper that says he asked Tom Landry to deal him to a West Coast team where he can find more receiving time than behind Drew Pearson and Tony Hill . . . Dan Pastorini asked Bum Phillips to trade him recently, according to Houston paper. Big lie, never happened, Pastorini told an Oilertown radio reporter -- and now we know whatever happened to Steve Cilmartin. But, whoa now, Coach Phillips tells the Port Arthur paper, erst-while speedboat racer Pastorini sure did "get upset when we told him he couldn't race a dragster in the offseason and said, "Trade me.'"
Oh, the other pro basketball all-star game: West 115, East 112 in snowy Chicago Wednesday night, before 2,473 Women's Basketball League customers in De Paul's Alumni Hall. Iowa Cornets' Molly Bolin (23 points) MVP; New York's Dean Meminger losing coach . . . The real star of Wbl maybe surfaced in New York yesterday: Pearl Moore of Meminger's N.Y. Stars sinking 1,022 free throws in 1,191 tries in a four-hour marathon she thinks puts her in the book of records. Moore scored a national record 4,061 points at Francis Marion College, Florence, S.C. . . .