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Larry Siegfried

Basketball Player from United States of America

Larry E. Siegfried (May 22, 1939 – October 14, 2010) was an American National Basketball Association player. Siegfried led Ohio in scoring as a senior at Shelby High School. Siegfried played college basketball for Ohio State University, and his tenure there overlapped with future Hall-of-Famers Jerry Lucas and John Havlicek. Siegfried, a junior high scoring guard, and Joe Roberts, a senior forward, were the two holdover starters when three outstanding sophomores, Lucas, Havlicek and guard Mel Nowell arrived for the 1959–60 season. Siegfried adjusted his scoring to allow for Lucas and Nowell while joining Roberts and Havlicek as a key defender. Siegfried was also an excellent free throw shooter few risked fouling. The Ohio State Co-Captain of the 1960 team, Siegfried played a key role in the Buckeyes run to the 1960 NCAA title. All five starters from that team later played in the NBA, which then had just nine teams and eleven players per team. Future coach Bobby Knight was a reserve on that team as well. For the 1960–61 season, Siegfried was team captain outright. The team went undefeated until the NCAA Final, when they were upset by Cincinnati. Siegfried was named to the NCAA Final  ( Wikipedia article )

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Personal facts

Date of birth
1939-05-22
Place of birth
Shelby
Nationality
United States of America

Education

Institution From To
Ohio State University

Athlete facts

Sports
Basketball

Death

Date of death
2010-10-14
Cause of death
Myocardial infarction
Place of death
Cleveland

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