About Corey LaRusso
Corey La Russo was born in Los Angeles, California and grew up in Pacific Palisades. He attended and graduated from Palisades High School and is the son of former NBA All-Star, the late Rudy La Russo (Lakers ’59-‘67, Warriors ’67-‘70, NBA All-Star ‘62, ‘63, ‘65, ‘68, ‘69). Corey has grown up around big-time sports, and also was an outstanding basketball player and golfer.
By the time Corey graduated high school, he had dropped basketball and joined forces with Eric Monti at Hillcrest Country Club to focus on golf his high school career that included three L.A. City Championships and Corey was named to the first All-City team in all three years of competition. Following his senior year, Corey was named to the first team All-State Southern California Section and heavily recruited.
In 1985 Corey accepted an invitation from Wildcats Coach Rick LaRose to play at the University of Arizona. In Tucson, Corey played with Mike Springer, Larry Silveira, Robert Gamez and other great players while studying Media Arts. In 1991, Corey completed school and turned professional touring the world on different tours from ‘91 to ‘94, playing in Canada, South America and Asia as he attempted the PGA Tour Qualifying School three times unsuccessfully.
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