Charles Bassey profile
Drafted #53 in the 2021 NBA Draft by the 76ers
RCSI: 9 (2018)
Height: 6'10" (208 cm)
Weight: 230 lbs (104 kg)
Position: C
High School: Aspire Academy (Kentucky)
Hometown: Lagos, Nigeria
College: Western Kentucky
Current Team: Spurs
Win - Loss: 22 - 60
Charles Bassey Interview - Pangos All American Camp


Pangos All-American Camp Interviews: Bassey, Porter, Walker

Jul 05, 2017, 12:09 am

Basketball Without Borders Global Camp Evaluations: Forwards/Big Men

Jonathan Givony
Jonathan Givony
Feb 27, 2017, 04:13 pm
Charles Bassey, 6'11, St. Anthony's (Texas), Nigeria, 2000

Outlook: Bassey didn't participate due to injury, but it's notable to mention that he measured 6'10 without shoes, with a 7'3 wingspan and 220 pounds frame. He undoubtedly has the size and length to play the center position in college. He opened some eyes by just walking around the camp, as he passes the eye test and then some.

2017 Basketball Without Borders Global Camp Roster Analysis

Jonathan Givony
Jonathan Givony
Matt Williams
Matt Williams
Feb 07, 2017, 11:14 am
-Another consensus top-3 player for the class of 2019, Nigerian power forward Charles Bassey is a long-term prospect scouts will be paying close attention to. A long 6'10 big man with a chiseled frame, Bassey is currently playing at St. Anthony Catholic High School in San Antonio, Texas. After being ruled ineligible to compete in the TAPPS along with a number of teammates last fall, Bassey got good news in December as St. Anthony jumped to the TCALmaking him eligible once again shortly after.

A gifted athlete who finishes explosively around the rim, shows some skill from the midrange, and has the tools to be a presence on the glass and as a rim protector, Bassey is an intriguing big man prospect with loads of raw talent. Less battle tested than many of the older prospects on this roster, this camp should be a great litmus test for where the 16-year-old stands against a group of more polished peers and where he needs to improve the most moving forward.

2016 Jordan Brand Classic International Game: Top Prospects

Jonathan Givony
Jonathan Givony
Mike Schmitz
Mike Schmitz
Apr 15, 2016, 07:19 pm
Charles Bassey, 6'10, PF/C, St. Anthony High School, Nigeria, 2000

-Outstanding physical tools. Great frame. Extremely long arms. Huge standing reach
-Fluid athlete. Quick off his feet.
-Can handle the ball in a straight line
-Shows potential as a shooter. Stroke isn't broke. Has soft touch
-Terrific rebounder. Nose for the ball. Competitive and goes out of his area regularly on both ends of the floor
-Finishes impressively around the basket thanks to his length
-Has the tools to be an outstanding defender

-Hasn't reached his full athletic potential yet. More fluid than explosive at this stage.
-Skill-level is still catching up to his raw tools. Lacks experience even relative to other players his age
-Had a number of unforced errors in the game (6 turnovers in 24 minutes). Seems to still be figuring out his niche on the basketball court.
-Doesn't know how to play defense at this stage, like most players his age. Very upright in his stance. Doesn't give you much off the ball
-Very right hand dominant
-Does most of his damage around the basket at this stage. Plays primarily at the 5 but shows some potential to possibly playing facing the rim. Shoots somewhat of a push shot with a violent wrist snap. Has a ways to go to become a shooter

Outlook: Had an up and down game, struggling badly in the first half before coming alive in the second and finishing with 14 points and 12 rebounds (2 turnovers, 6 assists). Has only been in the States for less than a year but is already getting quite a bit of attention on a national level. Extremely impressive on first glance. Oozing with raw talent. Has a long ways to go to bring it all together, but has great tools, a competitive streak, nice instincts, and a budding skill level, which is a great combination for someone his age who just emigrated from Nigeria.

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