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Meet Charles Bassey, the 16-year Old Nigerian Basketball Star Making Waves in the U.S.



Charles Bassey | Photo Credit: Rivals Sports

Standing at 6, 10′, Nigerian Charles Bassey, a sophomore student at St. Anthony High School who migrated to the U.S circa 2015, is being regarded as one of the top recruits for the class of 2019.

That’s not the only amazing thing about Charles; he didn’t touch a basketball before he was age 12, and sold fried chicken by the side of the road in Nigeria. He was then encouraged by a coach to give basketball a try, and according to him, “Once I tried Basketball, I loved the game immediately and wanted to get better”.

He’s been regarded as San Antonio’s best kept secret, and the best high school player the Alamo City has seen since Shaquille O’neal.

Watch this 2016 feature of the rising Basketball star:


  1. Anne

    May 12, 2017 at 6:49 pm

    Aww such a nice story.

  2. Roman God

    May 12, 2017 at 7:43 pm

    May the good Lord see you through brother. Keep getting better and better.

  3. Yass!

    May 12, 2017 at 7:51 pm

    Good stuff Bassey, keep rising!

  4. Nyc

    May 12, 2017 at 9:10 pm

    Awesome! Thank you God for the gift in his life,protect him since the mother that should be praying for him is now gone amen.

  5. LemmeRant

    May 12, 2017 at 9:38 pm

    I like how BN doesnt take their own advice?

    What happened to the hundreds of young basketballers hustling in Nigeria here?
    How many of them have you celebrated?

  6. Diamond

    May 13, 2017 at 2:26 pm

    Nice. Nigeria will not recognize him now. Its when he wins one big thing, Liar Mohammed will start claiming ownership

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