AMES, Iowa-When Rinard High School lost in the sub-state game of the 1951 Iowa state basketball tournament to a Roland High School team led by future Cyclone great Gary "the Roland Rocket" Thompson, Larry Wetter thought his basketball career was probably over.* But just days later, Iowa State head men's basketball coach Clayton "Chick" Sutherland gave Wetter a call.* Within days, Wetter was a basketball player again this time as a Cyclone with a full-ride athletic scholarship.*

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