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NCAA tells Mills he has just 1 year

University of Utah basketball recruit Silas Mills has been told by the NCAA that he will have only one year of eligibility with the Utes. The NCAA informed Mills of its ruling two weeks ago and held a conference call on Tuesday night with Mills and coaches to discuss the ruling.The NCAA made the ruling because Mills lived with Doug Terry who formerly played basketball at Utah. The NCAA felt that the living arrangements were a violation because they classified Terry as a booster.

Mills was originally recruited by the Utes from Wisconsin but spent last season with Salt Lake Community College where he helped the team to the NJCAA national championship tournament. He was named to the all-tournament team.

SLCC coach Norm Parrish called the decision sad. "I don't know if it is right or wrong but they didn't tell him before he signed."

Mills could play for the Utes in the 1995-96 season or possibly transfer to an NAIA school where he would have two years of eligibility. Mills was unavailable for comment.

Jazz announce ticket increases

Price rises ranging from 50 cents to $3 on Jazz tickets will go into effect next season.

New prices will show a rise of $3 for the top three priced seating areas and a 50-cent increase on tickets in the bottom four ticket locations. Tickets will be $47, $42, $37, $34.50, $22.50, $17.50, $12.50 and $9.50.

In other Jazz news, tryouts for the Jazz Dancers are set for Aug. 13 at Westminster College. Interested persons should get registration forms at the Delta Center or at Pat's Dancewear locations in Bountiful and Salt Lake City. For information, call 572-9471.

Blue Boston bound

BOSTON - Ed Pinckney went to Milwaukee for Boston's Blue Edwards in a trade involving four much traveled forwards.

The deal sending Edwards and Derek Strong to the Celtics for Pinckney and the rights to Andrei Fetisov, Boston's second-round pick, was announced after Wednesday night's draft.

Edwards went from Utah to Milwaukee before the 1992-93 season.