Steve Kerr interacts with fans in December, 1987. Arizona Daily Star file photo

In just his second game since returning from a 1986-87 knee surgery, Kerr scored 14, with three 3s, against the No. 9 Wolverines in the semifinals of the Great Alaska Shootout. A night later, Arizona would beat No. 1 Syracuse. “I’ve been trying to ease my way back in,” said Kerr. “My shot feels great. I feel totally comfortable.”