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Wednesday / October 24.
  • Charles Bassey to Western Kentucky, already on campus

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    By ADAM ZAGORIA

    Charles Bassey, the 6-foot-10 power forward from Aspire Academy (KY), has committed to Western Kentucky and will reclassify to 2018 from 2019, a source told ZAGSBLOG. He is already on campus and began workouts Wednesday.

    “It’s a good school, a good atmosphere, and I have a great relationship with the coach,” Bassey told ZAGSBLOG Wednesday. “I’ve watched them a couple of times. They play from the inside-out, so the bigs get the ball a lot of the time.”

    The Nigerian native is a big, athletic specimen who was named MVP of the Basketball Without Borders Camp.

    Ranked the No. 3 prospect in the Class of 2019 by ESPN.com, Bassey was being recruited by Kansas, UCLA, Cal, Wake Forest, and Western Kentucky, according to his guardian Hennssy Auriantal. 

    The news was first reported by 247Sports.com.

    “I’m excited about me and my teammates getting along, getting to know them, and working on what we’re gonna accomplish as a team,” said Bassey.

    Bassey spoke with ZAGSBLOG at the Pangos All-American Camp earlier this month about what he’s looking at in a school when deciding where to commit.

    “Relationship with the coaches, good fans, and a good atmosphere,” said Bassey. “I want a good school with good education.”

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    Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.