For our second installment from the Pangos All-American Camp, we present to you, Class of 2019 big man, and Arizona recruit, Charles Bassey.
Charles Bassey is one impressive basketball player. The power forward out of San Antonio, Texas stands 6-foot-10 and weighs 220 pounds.
Part of the Class of 2019, Bassey will be entering his junior year this fall. Nigerian-born, Bassey loves America and wants to stay in the US for a while.
This past weekend at the Pangos All-American Camp, highlight after highlight streamed over social media throughout the event featuring this phenom or “beast” as we heard from the crowds under their breath.
What impressed me the most was when he bent way down and stole the ball from a much smaller guard while he was dribbling the ball. Bassey confirmed with us that he is not opposed to getting low or doing whatever it takes to win a game. However, it was his dunking abilities that really caught my and many spectators eyes.
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Bassey, along with Arizona targets Elijah Weaver, Cassius Stanley, Eric Ayala and Devon Dotson were selected for the Top 25 teams to play in the final game of the Pangos All-American Camp. The Camp is known for spotlighting tomorrow’s college stars, mostly one-and-done’s. The event once featured Arizona recruits like; Aaron Gordon and Deandre Ayton.
Still over a year away from his senior season, and Bassey has a couple offers already, one of them is huge! Currently, he has an offer from Kansas, but Wildcats fans should be happy as well, because although not published, he has been offered by the Arizona Basketball coaching staff.
‘ are the words that come to mind when watching Charles play. Now mind you, we asked about what he likes to be called. It is Charles, not Chuck, not Chuckey, not Charlie, got it? And his last name is not Bass-ee, like the fish, it is Boss-ee like the boss, and that is just what he is on the court, The Boss!
Look at the nasty look he gives to the player he just posterized:
We weren’t the only folks to notice Bassey’s dominance, the Pangos camp coaches did too. Charles earned a Most Outstanding Player award on his Top 25 team, team black, along with Cole Anthony (NBA Greg Anthony’s son) who won the award for team Grey.
Here is our Charles Bassey interview from the Pangos Camp after his first game on Friday night. Said Bassey, “I just want to go and play and feel good..[McKale’s atmosphere] helps players.” Don’t miss this! It was fun getting to know this big man.
Bassey was our second interview from this past weekend, up next is class of 2018 forward, Cassius Stanley. Bear Down Charles, thanks for your time BOSS! Bear Down, Arizona!