Averaging 17.3 points, 13.0 rebounds, and 3.7 blocks per game across three contests in Diddle Arena, Bassey shot 62.1% from the field as WKU claimed victories in two of its three games in six days, including an East Division Conference Championship.
As cornerbacks coach at Marshall in 2020, he helped the Thundering Herd lead FBS in points allowed (13.0) while ranking fourth in rushing defense (95.5 yards), 11th in passing defense (183.9 yards), and second in total defense (279.4 yards).
This week’s awards come after WKU Volleyball returns from its first road matches since November 2019. The Hilltoppers came away with a pair of wins overall Marshall as the Tops continue to build upon the best-undefeated start in program history at 11-0.
To be eligible for the award, a student-athlete must be classified as an NCAA Division I senior and have notable achievements in four areas of excellence: community, classroom, character, and competition.