Rasmus Larsen, Danish Basketball Prospect, Dies at Age 20

Mike Chiari@mikechiariFeatured ColumnistMay 13, 2015

PITTSBURGH, PA - MARCH 21:  A view of the backboard, rim and net during the third round of the 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Consol Energy Center on March 21, 2015 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)
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Rasmus Larsen, who was a potential entrant into the 2016 NBA draft, died tragically at the age of 20 on Wednesday.

Jonathan Givony of DraftExpress was the first to report that the Danish power forward had died:

According to Givony, the cause of death isn't yet known:

Larsen had been playing for Proximus Spirou Basket of the Belgium's Scooore League and was averaging more than five points and two rebounds in just over 12 minutes per game, per RealGM.

He also spent time in the Spain's Liga ACB with La Bruixa d'Or Manresa. He was so impressive as a junior player in Denmark that Mike Krzyzewski and the Duke Blue Devils attempted to bring him to Durham, North Carolina, according to Givony:

That ultimately didn't happen, but the 6'11", 210-pound Larsen was still viewed as an intriguing NBA prospect entering 2016.

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