Top recruit Charles Bassey committed to Western Kentucky and will reclassify to the class of 2018.

By Charlotte Carroll
June 13, 2018

Top recruit Charles Bassey committed to Western Kentucky and will reclassify to the class of 2018, the school announced

Bassey is a potential 2019 lottery pick, according to Sports Illustrated's Jeremy Woo. The 6–foot–11, five-star center played for Aspire Academy in Louisville, Ky. This season as a junior, he averaged 19.4 points, 12.8 rebounds and 3.4 blocks per game. 

"After discussing this opportunity with my parents, I feel that this is the best decision for me," Bassey said in a Western Kentucky news release. "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 has been rated as a top-five prospect across ESPN, Rivals and 247Sports.com. 

Before playing at Aspire Academy, Bassey spent two years at St. Anthony Catholic School in San Antonio, Texas.

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