Updated: Saturday, 26 May 2012, 10:55 PM EDT
Published : Saturday, 26 May 2012, 10:55 PM EDT
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FORT WAYNE, IN. - For more than a decade, Rik Smits was a fixture in the Indiana Pacers frontcourt. The 7-foot-4 center known as the Dunkin' Dutchman played 12 seasons and earned on All-Star game appearance before hanging it up in 2000.
Now, his son is hoping to carry on the basketball legacy. Derrik Smits, a 15-year-old, 6-foot-9 forward/center is a member of the Spiece Indy Heat U-15 team and is already starting to draw interest from area colleges.
Prior to the Indy Heat's Saturday afternoon game at the Run N' Slam Memorial Day Classic, Smits told WANE-TV he has already visited Indiana and has also drawn interest from Butler, Michigan and Xavier.
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