SEATTLE (May 23) -- Daniel Sandrin, a 6-foot-7
forward who played this past season at the University of Portland,
will transfer to Seattle Pacific University and join his older
brother Eric as a member of the men's basketball next season.
Sandrin, a 1998 Bothell High School graduate, becomes the sixth
and final member of the Falcons' recruiting class.
Sandrin, who was a redshirt for Portland in
1998-99, appeared in eight games this past season. He averaged 1.0
points and 6.0 minutes. At Bothell, Sandrin was an all-Kingco pick
as a senior after averaging 18 points and 10 rebounds. In his
junior season the Cougars finished eighth in the state 3A
Daniel Sandrin becomes the third ex-Portland
player to find a home with the Falcons. Eric Sandrin (Jr., 6-9,
played in the Division I program from 1997-99. Jesse Keely (So.,
6-6, Tacoma, Wa./Bellarmine), who played in two games at Portland
this past season, enrolled at Seattle Pacific beginning winter
Coach Ken Bone (10th year) said that recruiting
has now been completed for the 2000-01 season. In addition to the
Sandrin brothers and Keely, Darrell Walker (Sr., 6-0, Marysville,
Wa./Marysville-Pilchuck), a senior point guard, transferred from
Eastern Washington. Aaron Bellessa (So., 6-2, Federal Way,
Wa./Decatur), who led SPU in assists as a freshman in 1997-98
before spending the past two years on a church mission, has
accepted a scholarship offer and will return. The sole freshman
recruit is Jordan Lee (Fr., 6-2, Life Christian Academy).
Seattle Pacific is coming off the most
successful season in program history, finishing 27-5, winning the
West Region and advancing to the semifinal round of the NCAA
Division II Elite Eight. The Falcons, members of the Pacific West
Conference, lost six seniors, including four starters.