Bassey named to CoSIDA Academic All-American Second Team


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WKU Junior center, Charles Bassey (23) celebrates the Conference USA Regular season Championship game against Old Dominion on Saturday, March 6, 2021 in Diddle Arena. 

Former Hilltopper Charles Bassey has been named to the 2020-21 Academic All-America Second team, the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) announced on Friday.

Bassey becomes the first CoSIDA All-American in WKU Basketball history and is now one of four athletes in the country to be named both an athletic All-American as well as academic one, joining Gonzaga’s Corey Kispert, Loyola-Chicago’s Cameron Krutwig and Villanova’s Jeremiah Robinson-Earl.

The Lagos, Nigeria native currently holds a 3.56 GPA while pursuing a degree in interdisciplinary studies with an emphasis on health. Bassey opted to forgo his senior year in order to pursue a future in the NBA, signing with an agent back in April.

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