5-Star & No. 1 Center Picks Western Kentucky

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  1. EC

    EC 12 pointer

    Jul 13, 2003
    Louisville, KY.
    5-Star & No. 1 Center Picks Western Kentucky


    Jon Rothstein @JonRothstein

    BREAKING: Five-Star prospect Charles Bassey has committed to Western Kentucky and will reclassify into the 2018 class, per multiple sources. Will begin summer school immediately.

    5:41 PM - Jun 13, 2018


    Photo courtesy of Bac Totrong/Bowling Green Daily News
    Hilltoppers Sign Five-Star Center Charles Bassey in 2018 Class
    6/13/2018 5:07:00 PM

    BOWLING GREEN, Ky. — WKU men's basketball head coach Rick Stansbury announced Wednesday the signing of five-star center Charles Bassey (6-11) in the 2018 class.

    "We're happy to have Charles join our family," Stansbury said. "We're excited about the talent of basketball player he is, but most importantly, the type of person and student he is. He's a 3.9 GPA student with great character, and we look forward to having him in our program."

    Bassey, who played prep ball for Aspire Academy in Louisville, Ky., was originally a member of the 2019 class but has graduated and will reclassify into 2018.

    "After discussing this opportunity with my parents, I feel that this is the best decision for me," Bassey said. "Rick Stansbury was the first coach to offer me, and I'm comfortable here. I know Coach Stansbury will push me and I want to be a part of rebuilding this program. I'm looking forward to the challenges that college brings and hope to help us win the conference."

    The Nigeria native is a consensus five-star prospect across all recruiting sites. He was rated the No. 3 overall prospect in the country in the 2019 class by Rivals and ESPN, and the No. 5 overall prospect by 247Sports. Those sites list him as the No. 2 center in the nation.

    Bassey averaged 19.4 points, 12.8 rebounds, 3.4 blocks, 2.9 assists and 1.7 steals per game as a junior for Aspire Academy this season. He shot 56.5 percent from the field and 42.1 percent from the 3-point line.

    Before that, he spent two years at St. Anthony Catholic School in San Antonio, Texas. In 2015-16, he earned MaxPreps Freshman All-American honors after posting 20.2 points, 17.1 rebounds and 5.9 blocks per game. He led St. Anthony to a 32-6 record and TAPPS 5A state championship.

    Earlier this month, Bassey became the first player ever to be named MVP two years in a row at the Pangos All-American Camp.
    Last edited: Jun 13, 2018
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  2. TripleGee

    TripleGee 12 pointer

    Sep 13, 2003
    Glad for them. Like seeing multiple conference champs in state. Hope it works out.
  3. JR in KY

    JR in KY 12 pointer

    Jan 25, 2006
    The Occupied South
    A Nigerian.
    He's a real Nigerian!
    Jest Sayin.....
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  4. EC

    EC 12 pointer

    Jul 13, 2003
    Louisville, KY.
  5. Feedman

    Feedman Cyber-Hunter

    May 28, 2003
    In the basement
    No question that Stansbury can recruit. We will have to wait an see if this guy gets eligible
  6. timer

    timer 8 pointer

    Feb 20, 2013
    La Grange
    Happy to see WKU back on track.

    I wonder if Willard ever second guesses his decision to leave....

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