1. Charles Bassey, Western Kentucky
Bassey appears ready to finally make a go of it in the NBA, as he has been on the league’s radar for years before he really dominated during his junior season with the Hilltoppers. Bassey averaged 17.6 points and 11.6 rebounds per game while blocking just north of three shots per content.
Power is the name of his game, as he might be one of the strongest players in college basketball, which will serve him well in the pros. His ability to finish with a variety of post moves makes him a more desirable offensive prospect than some of the big men in this class, as their games revolve around dunking.
Charles Bassey has plenty of traits the Brooklyn Nets will love.
Bassey may not be the best athlete in the world, and the jump in competition from Western Kentucky to the NBA might be a bit jarring at first, but that is by no means a reason for the Nets to pass on him. In terms of what this offense needs, Bassey almost makes too much sense.
Bassey may get snapped up before the Nets are around to pick at No. 27, which could facilitate the need to use some of their second-round picks in order to jump up a few spots in the order. Marks needs to consider pulling this maneuver off, as Bassey would be such a natural fit in Brooklyn’s scheme.