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2 - Charles Bassey

Nigeria 

  • Birthday: 10/28/00
  • NBA Position: PF/C
  • Class: HS Sophomore
  • Ht: 6-10
  • Wt: 230
  • Hometown: Lagos, Nigeria
  • High School: St. Anthony (TX)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Overall

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NBA Comparison: Rasheed Wallace

Strengths: 6’10 big man … Great length and covers a lot of ground … Fluid athlete; very coordinated and runs the floor well. Gets off the ground very well and finishes plays above the rim. Quick second jump. Very good rebounder. Puts his body on defender and boxes out. Crashes offensive glass very well. Keeps the ball high after rebounds or anytime in traffic not letting opponents get a hand on it. Reliable cleaning up around the basket … Runs the floor well and doesn’t give up on plays. Highly active … Raw post player but very good at reading double teams down low. Passes out of the post better than many experienced big men at any level. In addition to his offensive rebounding ability; he doesn’t force up put backs and will distribute to the open man quickly. Shows versatile skills but doesn’t try to do too much on the perimeter, continues to go into the post. Good passing instincts overall and very unselfish. Seems to have a natural understanding of the game … Solid shooting mechanics within comfortable range. Knocks down threes on occasions but doesn’t settle for outside shots too much. Squares up to the basket quickly on the move and shows a turnaround fade away in the post … Very aggressive and loves to attack … Shows some ball handling ability. Can take the ball from one end to the other. Changes directions pretty well with the ball … Good potential and versatility as a defender. Vocal and directs teammates. Gets off the ground well and shows instincts as a shot blocker. Moves his feet well and has active hands showing ability to guard and close out on the perimeter. Played a full court press at St. Anthony where he was effective rotating and picking up the ball handler from different locations on the court … Shows potential to play inside and out and a blend of playing with his back to the basket as well as facing up …

Weaknesses:
Simply has much room to expand his game which is expected only entering his sophomore year of high school. Can expand shooting range and develop a better face up game. Can improve as a ball handler, tends to turn it over without much defensive pressure at times. Post-game is raw but will develop with time and work … Isn’t always heavily involved with the offense. Doesn’t have a way to get his own points consistently yet. Shows flashes his offensive skills in spurts but has a way to go to consistently display them. Shows many positive traits as a prospect but is far from a finished product …

Outlook: Bassey shows a lot of promise as a long term prospect sitting at the top of the 2019 high school class. Matched up against Mississippi State freshman, Schnider Herard, in the state championship game. Although St. Anthony lost by a wide margin, freshman Bassey didn’t back down from the much older Herard, finishing with five points, 11 rebounds (six offensive), and three blocks. He also posted a double-double with 14 points and 12 rebounds in the Jordan Brand Classic International Game to earn Co-MVP along with elite 2019 RJ Barrett.

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