Bleacher Report Draft Expert Jonathan Wasserman's Scouting Report
Player: Charles Bassey
Pro Comparison: Gorgui Dieng
Scouting Report: A shot-blocking machine, Bassey should also add value as a lob target and post scorer.
Tobias Harris, SF: $36M (2024)
Ben Simmons, PG: $35.4M (2025)
Joel Embiid, C: $29.5M (2023)
George Hill, PG: $9.6M (2022)
Seth Curry, SG: $8M (2023)
Matisse Thybulle, SF: $2.7M (2023)
Anthony Tolliver, PF: $2.6M (Team option)
Shake Milton, PG: $1.7M (2023)
Jaden Springer, G: $1.6M (projected first-year salary, per RealGM)
Isaiah Joe, SG: $1.4M (2023)
Paul Reed, PF: $1.3M (2023)
Filip Petrusev, C (No. 50 overall pick)
Charles Bassey, C (No. 53 overall pick)
Danny Green, SG: UFA
Furkan Korkmaz, SG: UFA
Mike Scott, PF: UFA
Dwight Howard, C: UFA
Gary Clark, PF: RFA
Rayjon Tucker, SF: RFA
The Nigerian player entered college as a 5-star recruit and the No. 6 overall player in the 2018 class, per 247Sports' composite rankings. A leg injury slowed him down in 2019-20, but he bounced back in 2020-21 with averages of 17.6 points, 11.6 rebounds and 3.1 blocks per game.
Bassey finished with a player efficiency rating of 32.6, second-best in all of college basketball behind only consensus Player of the Year Luka Garza, per Sports Reference.
He joins a 76ers team that added Tennessee guard Jaden Springer (No. 28) and Mega Basket forward Filip Petrusev (No. 50) in the draft.