Nigeria’s Charles Bassey Is One Of The Top Recruits In US High School Basketball

Tall people are probably tired of being told “You should be playing basketball”, but it was a statement like this that led US high school basketball star, Charles Bassey, into the game.

The 6’10 player was born in Lagos where he grew up selling fried chicken by the roadside. He loved playing football until he turned 12 and had that encounter with a basketball coach who encouraged him to try hoops. Bassey eventually ventured into basketball, and instantly developed a passion for the game.

Now, Bassey has his eyes on graduation while also taking his basketball career seriously. He’s the top-ranked player in his class which is to graduate in 2019. So far, he has received offers from more than nine US colleges that want him to join them after high school.


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