Volkman is expected to see more action this campaign with a year’s experience behind him, but still in a reserve role. He has strong defensive capabilities but also tosses in a long one hander as his best scoring threat. Mike is dangerous from close in on drive in attempts. He came to Miami with a reputation as an excellent man from the free throw line, and proceeded to prove his point despite his part time playing status.
As a Junior (1964-65)
Volkman helped Miami win two games last year with free throws and field goals—while he put Miami ahead one time during the wild battle with Florida State University at Tallahassee… He had eight chances from the free throw line during the 1964-65 campaign and cashed in seven times. His .875 mark was the best on the squad. Mike did not see action until the 11th game last season but participated in most of the remaining battles. He scored four points—all on free throws—against Jacksonville and his two field goals in as many tries for four more points against Florida Southern were his best scoring games for the Hurricanes. Volkman switched his style of play in the Rollins tussle near the end of the season and raced under the boards to gain five rebounds, his season high in this department. Now that the Indiana cager has adjusted to the system of basketball taught by Coach Bruce Hale, he should be more of a threat from the floor as well as holding his own defensively and as a ball handler.
As a Sophomore (1963-64)
Transferred from Evansville College… sat out the season
High School: North High…letters earned in high school—basketball 3, football 1, baseball 4… honors won in high school—All-City, All-SIAC, played for South in Indiana all-star game… high school coach—Jim Rausch.
Personal: Studying Physical Education…Nickname, Mike… 22 years old…Mike comes from an athletic family. His brother is an outstanding football player at the University of Illinois.