Late Sunday night a source close to the men’s basketball program confirmed to WKU Connection that Sophomore center Charles Bassey has sustained a season ending injury in Saturday nights match-up with Arkansas.
The actual specifics of the injury itself have not yet been publicized, but are likely to come out sometime within the week. (Likely Coach Stansbury’s press conference Monday afternoon).
Bassey was averaging 15.9 ppg and 9.6 rebounds per game entering Saturday night.
Several NBA Draft evaluation sites had Charles listed as a top 10 pick in the upcoming NBA draft.
Western Kentucky is off this week for finals and will not play in again until an exhibition match with Kentucky Wesleyan on Tuesday December 14th.
Previewing Saturday’s match-up with undefeated Arkansas Rick Stansbury had this to say during his opening statement,
“I think the most important thing is we’ve got a bigger volleyball game than we do basketball game, don’t we? What an amazing job Coach Hudson and that staff and those players have done.”
Stansbury even mentioned that he was cancelling a recruiting visit tonight to be in attendance. Coach Stansbury likely was scheduled to make the trip to Marshall County to watch 5 star recruit Zion Harmon, who the Hilltoppers have had on their radar since the spring.
Hilltopper Guards Josh Anderson and Camron Justice also spoke to the media following Stansbury’s press conference.
Wouldn’t it be neat if Western Kentucky and Arkansas battle it out inside Diddle Arena Saturday night for 4 star SF Kyree Walker? Essentially that is what is happening Saturday night in Bowling Green.
Walker posted this to his social media account hinting a decision is coming soon.
As of now, If Walker was to enroll he would not be eligible until the start of the spring semester at Western Kentucky on January 27th. It is not set in stone that Walker will be attending any university as several rumors have him going overseas. If he were to take the college route I’d say it’s down to WKU and Arkansas.
Right now I’d lean toward Arkansas at 70% to land Kyree and Western Kentucky 30%
After a sloppy first half start from the Hilltoppers they come from behind to beat Illinois State 83-69 in St. Thomas.
A great bounce back win for WKU after last nights loss to Bowling Green. Western Kentucky was able to respond with a win against a solid Illinois State squad who played Cincinnati down to the wire last night.
Freshmen guard Jordan Rawls racked up 14 points on the night.
Cam Justice adds 19 points in a bounce back game from Friday which saw him go 1-12 from the field.
Jared Savage totaled 16 points in which he surpassed 1,000 career points.
This win was #1800 all time for WKU Basketball.
Hilltoppers move to 5-1 on the season and will play Fordham Monday at 2:15 PM.