|Date of birth||November 11, 1937|
|Place of birth||Brooklyn, New York|
|Date of death||July 10, 2004 (age 66)|
|Listed height||6 ft 7 in|
|Listed weight||200 lbs|
|NBA Draft||1959; Round: 2 / Pick: 10th|
|Selected by the Minneapolis Lakers|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Rudy LaRusso at NBA.com|
He attended James Madison High School in Brooklyn. As a senior LaRusso won All-City honors when he and guard Alan Seiden led Madison to the the Public Schools Athletic League) finals, where they succumbed to Jamaica High School, 64-59.
He led the Dartmouth Big Green to the Ivy League championship in 1958 and 1959. LaRusso still holds Dartmouth school records for rebounds in a single-game (32), single-season (503), and career (1,239). He is also second in the Ivy League in career rebounds and third all-time in single-season rebounds.
In 1967-68 he was seventh in the league with a career-best scoring average of 21.8 ppg.
LaRusso is a member of the New York City Basketball Hall of Fame.
He died of Parkinson's disease.