ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Juniors-to-be Lester Abram (Pontiac, Mich./Northern HS), Graham Brown (Mio, Mich./Mio-AuSable HS) and Sherrod Harrell (Kalamazoo, Mich./Central HS) have been voted by their teammates to lead the University of Michigan men's basketball team as captains in the 2004-05 campaign. It marks the fourth time in school history that the Wolverines will have tri-captains.
Abram, a 2003 All-Big Ten third team selection, has played in 61 career games for the Wolverines. He has amassed 724 career points in his two seasons and led the Maize and Blue in scoring in 2003-04 with 13.1 points a game. Abram, U-M's 2004 co-MVP, has led the team in free throw shooting the last two seasons and is shooting 84.9 percent for his career, which ranks second all-time in the U-M record book. In addition, he has averaged 4.3 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 1.0 steals per game in his career.
Brown has played in 64 consecutive games for the Maize and Blue, with 53 starts. He is a two-time recipient of U-M's Steve Grote Hustle Award (2003 and 2004) and received the 2004 Travis Conlan Sportsmanship Award. Brown has averaged 5.1 points and 4.3 rebounds while shooting 55.9 percent in his two-year career.
Harrell, a 2004 Steve Grote Hustle Award recipient, has played in 54 career games for the Wolverines. Coming off the bench in his two seasons, he has tallied 29 points, 27 rebounds and 10 steals in 5.6 minutes per contest for his career.
The Wolverines have had tri-captains three previous times: in the 2002-03 season with Rotolu Adebiyi, LaVell Blanchard and Gavin Groninger; during 2000-01 with Chris Young, Leon Jones and Adebiyi; and in the 1999-2000 season with Josh Asselin, Darius Taylor and Peter Vignier.
Contact: Tom Wywrot (734) 763-4423