Charles Bassey

Height: 6-11
Weight: 240
College: Western Kentucky
Classification: Sophomore
Birthdate: 10/28/2000

2020 Top 75 Prospect Rank: 28
Projected Draft Range: Late 1st to 2nd Round

Pros:

Strong finisher around the basket
Adequate low post scorer
Tremendous rebounder
Adequate defensive player
Solid shot blocker
Very good 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 quite foul prone
Tendency to over-rely on his raw athleticism

 
Summary:

Charles Bassey is a very 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.  Still, Western Kentucky will be thrilled to have him back, and another strong season could perhaps allow Bassey to be a first round pick in 2020.

 

Links:

DraftExpress Profile

RealGM Profile

NBADraft.Net Profile

Tankathon Profile

College Heights Herald’s Article on Bassey Returning to WKU