Mr. Hassett, of East Greenwich, was one of Rhode Island’s all-time basketball greats, two-time all-stater, schoolboy All-American, and most valuable player for LaSalle Academy. He later starred for Providence College, becoming the third highest scorer in Friars history. He was twice-named All-New England and as an All-American, played for the NBA’s World Champion Seattle Supersonics. He was inducted into PC’s Hall of Fame in 1990, and became a radio-TV announcer. He is also a respected figure in the Providence investment community. Hassett has worked for Bank of America as an investment adviser and as an executive vice president of investments at Janney Montgomery Scott LLC.