Gonzaga freshman sustains season ending injury

SPOKANE, Wash. --- Jacob Larsen, Gonzaga basketball player, has suffered a season-ending knee injury.

During practice, Larsen injured his knee, ending the rest of his season.

Head coach Mark Few, announced the player injury on Friday.

Larsen is an incoming freshman on the 2016-2017 Gonzaga roster.

The 227-pound center, was a member of the highly rated 2016 class with Zach Collins, Killian Tillie, Rui Hachimura and Zach Norvell Jr.

Larsen continues the line of international big men to make their way to Gonzaga.

The Holte, Denmark native, helped his country win the 2013 FIBA U16 Division B European Championship.

Larsen averaged 20.0 points and 12.1 rebounds, while shooting a tournament best 67.4 percent from the field.

Eurobasket.com named him the U16 Division B Best Player and Best Center.

Last February, Larsen was picked to play in the NBA’s Basketball Without Borders at All-Star Weekend.

During the 2015 Adidas Next Generation tournament, Larsen posted three-game averages of 16.7 points, 6.7 rebounds and 2.3 assists.

Gonzaga will face West Georgia in an exhibition Nov. 5, before opening the regular season against Utah Valley on Nov. 11.

Gonzaga will host its annual Kraziness in the Kennel event Saturday at 4 p.m.



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