PETE LARKIN


CLASS OF '74


YEAR OF INDUCTION: 2007



The greatest point guard to come out of Steinert, Larkin was second-team All-County as a junior and first-team as a senior, when nearly every Mercer school had a standout guard. During his senior year, Steinert went 16-8 (after a 17-6 season the prior year) and Larkin served as team captain. By seasonís end, he was the Knights of Columbus and Mercer County Player of the Year, and won the coveted Jack Cryan Award. Larkinís greatest attributes were running the offense and playing sticky defense, but he had a deadly jumper and would be much higher on Steinertís scoring chart had there been a 3-point line back then. But stats were not Larkinís legacy. Winning was. He was at his best against the best, raising his game to another level in two epic regular-season battles that Steinert had against powerful Trenton High in 1974.

After graduation, Larkin led Bridgeport University to two NCAA Division II Elite 8 appearances. He remained at Bridgeport as an assistant coach for two years and helped them gain a Final Four berth.


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