Charles Bassey Media Day 2021; Photo via Austin Krell/The Painted Lines

The Sixers selected center Charles Bassey from Western Kentucky with the 53rd overall pick in the 2021 NBA draft. Bassey is on a Two-Way contract with the Sixers and their G-League affiliate, the Delaware Blue Coats. He’s played 23 games in the NBA. In those games, he averages 3.0 points and 2.7 rebounds in 7.3 minutes of action.

The rookie big averages 16.7 points (on 60.3% shooting), 9.5 rebounds, and 3.7 blocks per game with the Blue Coats. Delaware is in 4th place in the G-League Eastern Conference with a 20-10 record. Bassey is known for his two-way impact on the hardwood. But, his efforts off the court are just as valuable.

Bassey generously donated to the Simon’s Heart Foundation earlier this week. That foundation raises much-needed awareness for student athletes who suffer from sudden cardiac arrest. Bassey’s donated funds went towards purchasing AED equipment for Philadelphia recreation centers or to sponsor a heart screening event in the area.

The Philly rookie made his contribution this past Tuesday in the midst of NBA Fit Week. Fit Week is a program created by the NBA to encourage strong physical and mental health for basketball fans across the world. Bassey’s respectable donation to Simon’s Heart had a great impact in the City of Brotherly Love and on the NBA, in general.