Six Friar greats became members of the Friar Legends Forever tradition on Feb. 11.
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Six former Friars will be honored at halftime of the men’s basketball game on Feb. 11.
Chris Clark also was honored as the longtime voice of the Friars.
The Dinner will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 13 at the Omni Hotel in Providence.
Three former Friars will have their numbers raised to the rafters on Feb. 14 and a dinner on Feb. 13.
The 52nd overall pick in the 1977 NBA draft, Joe Hassett spent his first three seasons with the Seattle Supersonics and was a member of the Sonics 1979 championship team, coached by fellow Providence-alum Lenny Wilkens. A patented sharpshooter, Hassett joined the Indiana Pacers during the 1979-80 season and had a stellar campaign, ranking fourth in the NBA in three-pointers made. He spent his final three seasons with the Dallas Mavericks and Golden State Warriors before retiring in 1983. For his career, Hassett averaged 5.9 points in 292 games over six seasons of action.
Hassett is a member of the New England Basketball Hall of Fame, the Providence College Hall of Fame, the Rhode Island Heritage Hall of Fame, and the Rhode Island Interscholastic League Hall of Fame. He now provides color commentary for the Providence Friars basketball team on 103.7 FM radio.
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