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Sports Top 100

RE IN­VITE to com­ment on “Tough to rule on top 100”

I could not be­lieve Larry Seng­stock was not in­cluded.

In Matthew McIn­er­ney’s ar­ti­cle only Larry’s NBL his­tory and men­tion that he was a Hall of Famer was given.

If this was the only in­for­ma­tion pre­sented to the judges no won­der Larry did not gain a vote re Top 100.

If the fol­low­ing in­for­ma­tion had been listed he should have been in­cluded…

● four-time Olympian

● six World Cham­pi­onships

● Awarded Aus­tralian Sports Medal

● Hall of Fame: He was in­ducted in three Halls of Fame – Queens­land, Aus­tralia, and NBL.

● First School stu­dent (Aldridge High) to be se­lected to play for the Na­tional Men’s team, the Boomers.

● He played 303 games for the Boomers and many other games for Aus­tralia.

● At age 15 he was Cap­tain of the first Queens­land team to win an Aus­tralian Fi­nal (score­line a record mar­gin) this was the first ti­tle not won by NSW, VIC or SA.

● While at Aldridge Larry cap­tained his school team to win the first ever Qld School Ti­tle.

In those years Queens­land was di­vided into zones for state cham­pi­onships. Mary­bor­ough was in the Wide Bay Zone. Each year Larry cap­tained the Zone team to win ev­ery ju­nior age group in­clud­ing Un­der 20 when most of the boys were only 16 or 17.

● The only time Bas­ket­ball Aus­tralia Of­fi­cial Rule Book de­picted a player on the cover was a photo of Larry re­bound­ing in an Olympic games match where Aus­tralia nar­rowly missed the play-offs.

Larry Seng­stock – one of Aus­tralia’s great­est in one of the world’s great­est games.

● This week’s Let­ter of the Week win­ner is Dr Merike John­son, Kawun­gan.

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