Hilltoppers showcased to NBA scouts in pro day

Freshman center Charles Bassey receives a pass while practicing his shooting during the Hilltoppers’ first-ever basketball pro day in Diddle Arena Thursday. Bassey came to WKU as a consensus five-star recruit.  

Herald Sports Staff

More than 20 scouts from around the NBA flocked to Diddle Arena to see WKU’s 2018-19 basketball team participate in a pro day on Thursday. 

The scouting opportunity consisted of practice drills that allowed NBA scouts to see players like freshman center Charles Bassey, graduate transfer forward DeSean Murray, sophomore Taveion Hollingsworth and others shows their skills. 

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“It’s just great for your kids, it’s great for your young men in this program,” head coach Rick Stansbury said in a video from the program. “It shows that no matter where you go, that you have a chance to be a pro if you’re good enough. They’re going to find you.”

WKU will be on the court again on Oct. 18 for Hilltopper Hysteria, which is set to begin at 6:30 p.m. that evening.