NBA Draft: Where Does Charles Bassey Stand? | WKU Connection

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With the NBA Draft Combine coming to an end where does Charles Bassey Stand?

According to Ben Standig of NBC Sports Washington Bassey improved his stock on day 1.

Charles weighs in on the NBA Draft process.

Other articles I’ve read have Bassey slipping due to his measurement of only 6’8. As of right now I believe Charles is still in the second round pick category with individual team workouts coming in the following days.

Sorry for the lack of post the past week, wedding priorities have got in the way.

BREAKING: Charles Bassey Will Participate In The NBA Combine | WKU Connection

Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports’ reported this as the offical list of NBA combine participates next week in Chicago-

WKU Center Charles Bassey is listed here (#3). Even though Bassey is participating in the NBA combine he will still have the option to return to school for next season.

Charles Bassey Not Invited To The NBA Scouting Combine?

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Over the weekend the NBA combine sent out their invites to the Top 60 prospects. These prospects are not finalized yet, but it appears Western Kentucky’s Charles Bassey was not invited. Here’s the list as leaked by NBA Draft God on Twitter-

Obviously this list is not finalized yet due to some invitees may not participate in the combine (i.e. Ja Morant). Charles Bassey could be listed as an alternate. For those who are wanting to see Charles return for a second season on the Hill this is a step in that direction.

Thoughts? Feel free to leave a comment below!

We Will Know Something About Charles Bassey’s Decision This Week | NBA Draft Timeline

New Rules In 2019

Certified agents are now allowed.

The NCAA voted to change the rules to allow players to be represented by NCAA-certified agents after the season as long as they request an evaluation from the NBA Undergraduate Advisory Committee (UAC). Agents will be allowed to pay for meals, transportation, and lodging for players and their families during the agent selection process and meetings with teams; however, players must “end” that relationship if they decide to return to school.

Written feedback received by players

Players who request an evaluation from the UAC will receive written feedback throughout the process, including where NBA executives believe they will be drafted, if at all. Here are the five categories they will receive:

  • Drafted in the Lottery (i.e., pick Nos. 1-14)
  • Drafted in the First Round but outside the Lottery (i.e., pick Nos. 15-30)
  • Drafted in the first half of the Second Round; (i.e., pick Nos. 31-45)
  • Drafted in the second half of the Second Round (i.e., pick Nos. 46-60) or
  • Not drafted

The feedback will start rolling in to players and their coaches around April 1 and continue through the early-entry deadline of April 21. Players who decide to stay in the draft through the Combine will continue to receive feedback through May 29, the NCAA’s deadline to withdraw from the draft.

G-League Elite Camp

A new extension in the evaluation processis the G-League Elite Camp, a three-day scouting event in Chicago for the top 40 prospects NOT invited to the Combine. The top performers from the G-League Elite Camp will also be invited to the Combine.

A Rule That Has Not Changed Yet. (Hopefully soon)

Undrafted players returning to school

The NCAA proposed allowing undrafted underclassmen to return to school as long as they requested an evaluation from the UAC and participated in the Combine. The rule change is a great idea, but for now, it’s still not approved.

Key Dates and Deadlines 2019

End of Season: NBA UAC evaluation requests due

  • Once a player’s season is over, they can request an evaluation from the NBA Undergraduate Advisory Committee. Once the evaluation is requested, they can sign an agreement with an NCAA-certified agent.

April 11, 11:59 p.m.: Deadline to request an evaluation from the NBA UAC

April 17-20: Portsmouth Invitational Tournament

*April 21, 11:59 p.m.:Early Entry Eligibility Deadline*

April 22 – May 29: Early-entry players may participate in NBA workouts

April 26 – May 3: NBA Draft Combine and G-League Elite Camp invitations sent

  • The top 60 draft prospects (voted on by NBA teams) will be invited to the Combine. The next 40 prospects will be invited to the G-League Elite Camp.

May 12-14: G-League Elite Camp, Chicago

  • The top performers from this camp will receive invites to the Combine. Also, 40 of the best current G-League players will also work out and scrimmage battling to find a place on an NBA roster.

May 14: NBA Draft Lottery, Chicago

  • On May 14th the official draft order will be set, players will then have a better idea of where they may end up.

May 14-19: NBA Draft Combine

  • This date will be huge for Bassey how he performs here will set him up for individual workouts with teams.

*May 29th, 11:59 p.m.: NCAA Withdrawal Deadline.*

  • 10 Days after the NBA combine, underclassmen who want to keep their eligibility must withdrawal their name from the NBA draft.
  • A big day for WKU fans because on this day we will know for sure whether or not Bassey will return for his sophomore season on the Hill.

June 20: NBA Draft, New York City

  • A big day for Mr. Charles Bassey and WKU Basketball. (If he decides to keep his name in).

WATCH- Charles Bassey Shows Ability To Shoot The 3

Earlier today the media outlet Frankie Vision posted this video of WKUs Charles Bassey shooting 3’s

One thing scouts look for in big men today is the ability to stretch the floor and shoot the three pointer. In this video Charles knocks down 8 consecutive 3’s.

Charles has until April 21st to enter his name for the NBA combine. If doing so, he would have until June 10th to withdraw his name from the NBA draft in order to return to school.