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Friday, November 23, 2012 - Page updated at 08:00 p.m.

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Joe Rasmussen, son of former NBA player, to play at Seattle Pacific


Joe Rasmussen, the son of former NBA player Blair Rasmussen, has signed a letter of intent to attend Seattle Pacific University and play men's basketball.

A 6-foot-8 center from Mercer Island High School, Rasmussen averaged 13.8 points and eight rebounds per game as a junior last year.

"Joe has a bright future in basketball," SPU coach Ryan Looney said. "He is currently 6-8, weighs 230 pounds and wears a size-19 shoe, so he might still be growing."

Blair Rasmussen starred at Auburn High School and played eight seasons in the NBA, from 1985 to 1993. A 7-foot center, he was the 15th overall pick in the 1985 NBA draft by the Denver Nuggets.

From a school news release

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