Biography: Bassett enjoyed a stellar junior season at Ohio in 2009-10, but he appears to be a longshot to make it to the NBA. After helping lead Indiana to the NCAA tournament in 2007 and '08, Bassett transferred to Ohio, where he excelled. The guard finished fourth in the Mid-American Conference in scoring (17.1 points), third in free-throw percentage (81.2) and seventh in assists (3.5). He was named the conference tournament MVP after leading the Bobcats to their fifth league title with a 29.0-scoring average. His 116 points and 49 free throws set MAC tournament records. In the NCAA tournament, Bassett helped Ohio upset third-seeded Georgetown in the first round with a 32-point performance. Although he has proved to be a playmaker at the collegiate level, few believe he will enjoy the same success in the pro game. He doesn't have great size, and driving the lane in the MAC isn't like trying to create shots in the NBA. Another year in college might have been beneficial, but Bassett is set on trying his luck in the draft, which doesn't look promising.
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