Charles Bassey

Updated as of 8/4/2020, scouting report written by Alan Lu.

Height: 6-10
Weight: 235
College: Western Kentucky
Classification: Junior
Birthdate: 10/28/2000

Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round to Undrafted

Pros:

Solid finisher around the basket
Adequate low post scorer
Very good rebounder
Adequate defensive player
Solid shot blocker
Solid athlete
Good motor
Has a long wingspan

Cons:

Needs to improve his shooting
Must expand upon his low post moves
Needs to improve his ability to use his left hand
Needs to improve his passing ability
Can be undisciplined defensively
Can be foul prone
Tendency to over-rely on his raw athleticism
Significant injury history, missed considerable time due to a serious knee injury

Summary:

Charles Bassey is an athletic, high motor big man that could project to be a solid rim protector in the NBA.  He is a very efficient inside scorer that can finish plays above the rim, and he also can get rebounds and blocks at high rates.

He reclassified to be in the 2018 recruiting class, and he had a solid freshman season.  He struggled significantly in the lone combine scrimmage game that he played in, and his stock had tumbled to the point where he was not considered a lock to be drafted, despite having entered college as a highly touted recruit.

After having a promising sophomore season, Charles Bassey injured his left knee against Arkansas, and ended up missing the rest of the season.  He will need to make a full recovery and show that he can both return to form and stay healthy.   Currently, he projects to be a second round prospect for the 2021 NBA Draft.

Links:

RealGM Profile

ESPN Draft Profile

NBADraft.Net Profile

Tankathon Profile

DraftExpress Profile

College Heights Herald’s Article on Bassey Returning to WKU

Courier-Journal’s Article on Bassey’s Knee Injury

Games Scouted:
11/6/18 Western Kentucky vs. Washington
12/7/19 Western Kentucky vs. Arkansas

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