Growing up in Dayton, Carl Wenderoth caught basketball fever at an early age.
As a 10-year-old, Wenderoth watched Dayton High School make a run to the state tournament, where they eventually finished as the state runner-up.
“I was weaned on basketball in the 1940’s,” Wenderoth said. “I found it neat with all the people, all the noise and all the glory that the team had. We all went crazy. That’s how I got started.”