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.