Rasmus Larsen, 20, a Danish NBA prospect playing for Spirou Charleroi in Belgium, was found dead in his home Wednesday morning.
The news was confirmed by Larsen's agent Doug Neustadt, who said the cause of death is unknown at this time, according to Yahoo's Adrian Wojnarowski.Larsen did not show up for a team meeting Wednesday morning, after which the team found him at home, according to Sportando. The team is awaiting the his autopsy results.
Larsen, a 6'11" post player, did not enter his name in the upcoming draft, but would have been automatically eligible next year. He was regarded as a solid prospect with the ability to shoot the ball from outside as well as in.
Larsen joined Spirou Charleroi this season from Manresa in Spain and averaged 5.3 points and 2.6 rebounds in 12 minutes per game.
His younger brothe Jacob, 18, is also considered a prospect. He appeared in the NBA's Basketball Without Borders camp at All-Star Weekend.
Just spoke with Doug Neustadt, agent for gifted 7-foot Rasmus Larsen, who was found dead in bed. "We have no idea the cause," Neustadt says.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) May 13, 2015
No word whatsoever on what caused Rasmus Larsen's death. Found lifeless by club officials in Belgium this morning. Awaiting autopsy results.— Jonathan Givony (@DraftExpress) May 13, 2015