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JUWAN HOWARD, who graduated Saturday from Michigan: "When I left early and told people I was going to go back to school and get my degree, a lot of them didn't believe me. It wasn't like I was trying to go out and prove something to anyone, I was doing it for myself and my family." Howard plans on attending graduate school someday ("Sunday SportsDay," ESPN, 4/30)....MICHAEL JORDAN, who was ESPN's "Sunday Conversation," talked about his father's death and how he feels about the individuals implicated for the murder possibly getting the death penalty: "If they kill those guys, it doesn't mean much to me, because my father's gone." Jordan, on his relationship with his sponsors: "We're all partners, they get something, I get something" (ESPN, 4/30). Former Laker JAMES WORTHY has been named to the board of the Watts Foundation Community Trust Organization (L.A. TIMES, 4/30).....According to reports in the L.A. TIMES, fired Kings Coach BARRY MELROSE may be in the ESPN studio for the playoffs (DALLAS MORNING NEWS, 4/29)....GRANT HILL on being named to PEOPLE's "50 Most Beautiful People:" "I'm so thin that when I go to the beach, I don't take my shirt off" (Baltimore SUN, 4/30).