Bassey is a traditional pivot that scores, rebounds, and blocks shots at a high rate. He didn't start playing basketball until age 12. He is quick off his feet. Bassey averaged 17.6 points, 11.6 rebounds, and 3.1 blocked shots per game in 2020-21. He was named the Player of the Year in Conference USA. He is on the verge of showing "stretch" ability, making 18 of 59 three point attempts (30.5%). He is a career 76% foul shooter. …Western Kentucky was a full 7.5 points per 100 possessions better defensively with Bassey on the floor. ...Bassey led C-USA in boxscore plus/minus. ...On the downside, Bassey had three times as many turnovers as assists. ...We anticipate Bassey being taken in the early to middle second round.
Our best advice: in 2018, the 22nd pick was Chandler Hutchison. We advised, "draft Robert Williams."