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Daniel Sandrin Transfers from Portland, Joining Brother
Bothell High product becomes 3rd Pilot to move to SPU; recruiting complete
May 23, 2000

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 tournament.

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 quarter.

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.

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