Larry Sengstock

Date of Birth: 04 March 1960

Place of Birth: Maryborough, Qld

Maryborough West Primary School
Aldridge State High School

His Primary School Teacher was Mr Ray Alloway, who enticed him to Basketball at the age of 11 years old.  Larry was already a champion swimmer.  He participated in both sports until he was 16 years old and he decided Basketball was the sport

He is one of our sport’s all-time greats and played for Australia in 293 games. He competed in four consecutive Olympic Games between 1980 and 1992.

In addition he took part in four World Championship campaigns and was one of the world’s most feared big men.


Famous for his integrity and sportsmanship he was inducted into the NBL Hall of Fame in 2001.

He was part of five National Basketball League Championship teams and was named as the Grand Final MVP in the inaugural Championship game in 1979. The Grand Final MVP Award has since been named in his honour as the Larry Sengstock Award.

In the middle months of 2009, he was elected as the CEO of Basketball Australia.


– Captain of the First Qld team to win an Australian Championship (Coach Ray Alloway)

– Played 293 games for Australia.

– NBL Grand Final MVP medal named in his honour.

– Was one of the world’s feared big men on the international circuit.

– Was known for his integrity and sportsmanship.

– Represented Australia at four World Championships – 1978 (Grade 12), 1982, 1986, 1990.

– Five NBL Championships – 1979, 1980, 1985, 1987.

– NBL Grand Final MVP – 1979.

– Represented Australia at four Olympic Games – 1980, 1984, 1988, 1992.

– NBL Hall of Fame – 2001.

– Inducted into the Basketball Australia Hall of Fame in 2006.

– Elected CEO of Basketball Australia in 2009.

– Inducted Q Sport Hall of Fame 2009

-Inducted to Basketball Qld Hall of Fame 2016