Updated as of 7/31/2021, scouting report written by Alan Lu.
2021 rankings were finalized on 7/29/21.
College: Western Kentucky
2021 Top 100 Prospect Rank: 36
Projected Draft Range: Late 1st to 2nd Round
2021 NBA Draft: Round 2, Pick 53 by the Philadelphia 76ers
Solid finisher around the basket
Adequate low post scorer
Excels at scoring on off-ball motion plays
Very good rebounder
Good shot blocker
Has a long wingspan
Needs to improve his face-up game
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
Tendency to over-rely on his raw athleticism
Significant injury history, missed considerable time due to a serious knee injury
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. After having a promising sophomore season, Charles Bassey injured his left knee against Arkansas, and ended up missing the rest of the season.
This year, Bassey had a good junior season. Early on, he scored 21 points, and had 14 rebounds and 7 blocks in his team’s upset win over Memphis, and he also had 13 points, 15 rebounds and 5 blocks against Louisville. His draft stock has climbed all the way back to where it pretty much was when he was a freshman, and he could be a solid pick for an NBA team in the first round of the 2021 draft.
ESPN Draft Profile
College Heights Herald’s Article on Bassey Returning to WKU
Courier-Journal’s Article on Bassey’s Knee Injury
The NBA’s 2021 NBA Draft Combine Player Measurements
11/6/18 Western Kentucky vs. Washington
12/7/19 Western Kentucky vs. Arkansas
1/15/21 Western Kentucky vs. Marshall
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