Larry attended Charleston High where he averaged 23.6 points and 16.4 rebounds on a 23-1 team his senior year. As a freshman Larry was believed to have made an excellent transition from his high school center position to the corner for the Little Mountaineers. Many compared him to former WVU star Carey Bailey because of his excellent jumping ability. As a freshman he led the team in almost every department-field goals attempted (290) and made (134), free throws attempted (78) and made (43), rebounding (190) and scoring (311) with an average of 23.9. He topped the 30 mark four times his freshman year. Going into his sophomore he was considered a fine young prospect who would have pushed for a starting berth on the team that year (1971). He was considered to possess agility and mobility, had good timing on the boards and ran well for a big man. That year he went on to be the team's third leading scorer averaging 11.1 points per game while hitting 49 percent of his shots from the floor. That year Larry played 618 minutes which was the third highest total on the squad. Coach Moran often referred to him as the sixth starter.
Stansbury Hall (interior)