BOWLING GREEN, Ky. — It’s been a while since Charles Bassey stepped on the court for a game, but national pundits haven’t forgotten what he can do.
WKU Hilltopper Basketball’s junior center has been named a Preseason Second-Team All-American by Lindy’s Sports Magazine.
Bassey – a 6-foot-11, 235-pound native of Lagos, Nigeria – was named a First-Team Preseason All-American as a sophomore in 2019-20 by both Lindy’s and Street & Smith’s Basketball Yearbook.
He averaged 15.3 points, 9.2 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 1.2 blocks in 10 games last season before suffering a tibial plateau fracture in his left leg against Arkansas on Dec. 7.
Bassey had successful season-ending surgery in Houston on Dec. 10, began rehab immediately and was cleared to resume full contact activities earlier this month.
Last season, Bassey was also selected to the preseason watch lists for the Naismith…