Monday, February 22, 1999

UC NOTEBOOK


Satterfield named McDonald's All-American

BY MIKE DeCOURCY
The Cincinnati Enquirer

        The news came to UC recruit Kenny Satterfield within the past week, but was to be shared Sunday with the rest of the basketball world: He has been selected as a 1999 McDonald's All-American.

        The McDonald's honor is considered the highest a high school player can receive. Satterfield, a 6-2 guard at New York's Rice High, will play in the McDonald's All American Game in Ames, Iowa, on Thursday, March 25.

        Satterfield is the first player signed by Huggins out of high school to make the McDonald's game since Danny Fortson in 1994.

        Two players from the 1993 team became Bearcats that fall — forward Dontonio Wingfield and guard Damon Flint — but Flint was committed to Ohio State when he played in the game. Guard Keith LeGree was a Louisville recruit when he played in the game and later transferred to UC.

Coming to pass
        UC freshman guard Steve Logan had three assists against Louisville, which does not seem like a lot but tied his highest single-game total in the past month.

        “I'm just getting my head up a little more,” Logan said. “Guys are telling me they're open, so I have to get them the ball.”

        Logan was asked if the thought his play should make him UC's regular starting point guard, but he declined to complain. “Whatever coach feels is right for the team is what I'm going to go with. He's a great coach.”

Seconds to spare
        UC called timeout with 4.1 seconds left to get walk-on senior Alex Meacham a moment of playing time on Senior Day. He was greeted with a standing ovation and launched a three-point shot that missed.

        It appeared the Bearcats would have the opportunity to get Meacham into the game for two or three minutes, but they allowed an 18-point lead to slide to five points in the final minute.

Numerology
        • UC closed its home season with a 32-game winning streak at the Shoemaker Center, fourth in the NCAA's Division I.

        • Louisville center Alex Sanders now is 14-of-54 from the field in his past five games against UC.

        • UC center Kenyon Martin fouled out for the third time in the past five games. He scored six points and got five rebounds in 16 minutes.

        • UC's 28 free throws and 40 attempts were season highs.

        • Bearcats forward Jermaine Tate's 14 points were a season high. His double-double (11 rebounds) was his first at UC.

       



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