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Larry Eaks

National Wheelchair Basketball Hall of Fame Member Details

Year Inducted:

1997

 

 

 

Name:

Larry Eaks

 

 

Hometown:

 

 

 

Team History:

Long Beach Flying Wheels

 

 

NWBA Service:

 

 

 

Sports Biography:

Known as the "first big man!" in Wheelchair Basketball. Member of the Long Beach Flying Wheels & Garden Grove Bears (CA). Member of the NWBA Champion Flying Wheels Team (1955-1958 & 1960). Selected to NWBT All-Tournament Team 2 times. Pacific Coast All-Conference Team (1958, 1959, 1960). Driving force in several wheelchair sports programs in Southern California, including Saddleback Community College.

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