Toronto Sun Bit Connecting UMass HOFs Julius Erving & Mike Flanagan - UMass Athletics

Toronto Sun Bit Connecting UMass HOFs Julius Erving & Mike Flanagan

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Interesting nugget from the Toronto Sun connecting two UMass Hall of Famers. Future big-league pitcher Mike Flanagan played on the UMass freshman basketball team, where he often got to scrimmage against a varsity forward named Julius Erving. "I really didn't know much about Dr. J until I came down on a fast break and pulled up to take a jump shot," Flanagan once told the Toronto Sun. "Dr. J was nowhere in the area but, out of nowhere, he blocked the shot and nine players were running the other way. First thing I thought? Better work on my slider, because this is a whole different level of play."

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