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20 Justin Bassey
20 Justin Bassey
Height: 6-5
Weight: 215
Year: Jr
Hometown: Denver, Colo.
High School: Colorado Academy
Position: G

Career Highs:
Points: 19, vs. Marquette 3/14/18
FG: 7, vs. Marquette 3/14/18
FGA: 12, vs. Marquette 3/14/18
3FG: 4, vs. Cornell 3/2/18
3FGA: 5, five times
FT: 6, vs. Cornell 3/2/18
FTA: 6, five times
Rebounds: 12, vs. Marquette 3/14/18
Assists: 7, vs. Columbia 3/3/18
Blocks: 1, five times
Steals: 4, twice
Minutes 48, vs. Cornell 3/2/18

Sophomore (2017-18):
All-Ivy League honorable mention … Ivy League honor roll (Feb. 26) … Averaged 8.0 points, a team-high 5.9 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game – improved to 10.2 points per game during Ivy League action … Scored six points with 10 rebounds against Northeastern (Nov. 30) and Minnesota (Dec. 30) … Added 11 points against Boston University (Dec. 21) and Dartmouth (Jan. 6) … Notched his first-career double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds at Dartmouth (Jan. 20) … Scored 13 points at Brown (Jan. 27), and had 12 against Penn (Feb. 10) … Scored a then-career-best 18 points against Princeton (Feb. 23) and Cornell (March 2) … Notched career-bests of 19 points, 12 rebounds and four steals in the first round of the NIT at Marquette (March 14) … Helped Harvard to its sixth Ivy League championship in program history, and its second-ever berth in the NIT.

Freshman (2016-17):
Played in 27 games, starting 20, including 15 of the last 16 ... Averaging 6.1 points per game and 4.6 rebounds ... Posted double-figures seven times ... Led the team in rebounding four times ... In his first career action and start, posted 14 points in 22 minutes on 4-of-6 shooting, adding four rebounds and an assist ... Notched seven points and seven rebounds against Holy Cross (Nov. 22) ... Posted four points and five rebounds in the win at Houston (Dec. 23), helping to get a stop on the final possession ... Registered 11 points on 4-of-5 shooting, including 3-of-4 from behind the arc at Vermont (Jan. 2) ... Registered 14 points on 6-of-9 shooting, adding a team-high six boards at Dartmouth (Jan. 7) ... Posted six points and paced the team in rebounds (eight) against McGill (Jan. 10) ... Notched six points and four rebounds against Dartmouth (Jan. 21) ... Recorded a career-high 16 points at Cornell (Jan. 27) on 5-of-6 shooting, including the go-ahead 3-pointer with 51 seconds remaining ... Against Penn and Princeton (Feb. 3-4), averaged 7.5 points and 8.0 rebounds on 6-of-7 shooting ... Registered 11 points at Brown (Feb. 10) on 3-of-4 shooting ... Posted eight points and eight rebounds against Cornell (Feb. 18) ... Notched 13 points and six rebounds at Princeton (March 3) ... Registered five points and six rebounds against Yale (March 11) in the Ivy League tournament. 

Justin Bassey with Ash Carter, the Belfer Professor of Technology and Global Affairs and the Director, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs. The former Secretary of Defense became known while in that position for pushing the Pentagon to “think outside its five-sided box” to transform how the military fought adversaries and strengthened alliances. He re-joined Harvard in March of 2017. We thought it fitting to have him meet our “best defender,” Justin Bassey

Background:
Four-year letterwinner at Colorado Academy … Served as captain as a junior and senior … Tabbed as the All-State Player of the Year in 2015 and 2016 … Named to the All-Colorado team as a junior and senior, was a three-time All-State first team pick (2013, 2014, 2015), and earned second team All-State honors as a freshman … Selected to play in the Colorado High School All-Star Game as a sophomore, junior, and senior … Graduated as Colorado Academy’s all-time leading scorer with 2,159 career points … Served as a mentor and guest speaker for Project Greer Street … Helped establish an annual charitable basketball tournament at Colorado Academy. 

Recent Games
Dec 8 at Vermont L, 71-65
Dec 22 George Washington W, 75-61
Dec 29 vs. Mercer W, 71-67
Jan 2 at No. 15/15 North Carolina L, 77-57
Jan 6 McGill
Jan 12 at Dartmouth L, 81-63
Statistics category Overall Conf
Games 13 1
Games started 13 1
Minutes 372 34
Minutes per game 28.6 34.0
FG 45-88 2-6
FG Pct 51.1 33.3
3PT 11-36 0-2
3PT Pct 30.6 0.0
FT 26-53 3-7
FT Pct 49.1 42.9
Off rebounds 22 3
Def rebounds 69 3
Total rebounds 91 6
Rebounds per game 7.0 6.0
Personal fouls 33 3
Disqualifications 0 -
Assists 34 3
Turnovers 35 2
Assist to turnover ratio 1.0 1.5
Steals 15 1
Blocks 7 2
Points 127 7
Points per game 9.8 7.0
Points per 40 min 13.7 8.2
Date Opponent Score gs min fg pct 3pt pct ft pct pts
Oct 13 Crimson Madness   - - - - - - - - -
Nov 6 MIT W, 78-66 1 19 3-4 75.0 2-3 66.7 1-2 50.0 9
Nov 9 Northeastern L, 81-71 1 33 5-10 50.0 1-5 20.0 1-3 33.3 12
Nov 13 at Massachusetts W, 74-71 1 26 2-3 66.7 1-2 50.0 2-2 100.0 7
Nov 16 at Rhode Island L, 76-74 1 31 7-9 77.8 3-4 75.0 6-6 100.0 23
Nov 21 at San Francisco L, 61-57 1 32 3-6 50.0 0-1 0.0 1-1 100.0 7
Nov 24 at St. Mary's (Cal.) W, 74-68 1 29 3-5 60.0 0-2 0.0 2-6 33.3 8
Nov 28 Holy Cross W, 73-62 1 25 3-6 50.0 0-0 - 1-2 50.0 7
Dec 1 at Siena L, 67-64 1 32 6-12 50.0 0-2 0.0 3-6 50.0 15
Dec 8 at Vermont L, 71-65 1 34 4-7 57.1 1-3 33.3 1-2 50.0 10
Dec 22 George Washington W, 75-61 1 18 4-9 44.4 2-6 33.3 3-6 50.0 13
Dec 29 vs. Mercer W, 71-67 1 33 1-7 14.3 1-5 20.0 2-6 33.3 5
Jan 2 at No. 15/15 North Carolina L, 77-57 1 26 2-4 50.0 0-1 0.0 0-4 0.0 4
Jan 6 McGill   - - - - - - - - -
Jan 12 at Dartmouth L, 81-63 1 34 2-6 33.3 0-2 0.0 3-7 42.9 7
Jan 21 at Howard   - - - - - - - - -
Jan 26 Dartmouth   - - - - - - - - -
Feb 1 Yale   - - - - - - - - -
Feb 2 Brown   - - - - - - - - -
Feb 8 Columbia   - - - - - - - - -
Feb 9 Cornell   - - - - - - - - -
Feb 15 at Princeton   - - - - - - - - -
Feb 16 at Penn   - - - - - - - - -
Feb 22 at Brown   - - - - - - - - -
Feb 23 at Yale   - - - - - - - - -
Mar 1 Penn   - - - - - - - - -
Mar 2 Princeton   - - - - - - - - -
Mar 8 at Cornell   - - - - - - - - -
Mar 9 at Columbia   - - - - - - - - -
Date Opponent Score gs min off def reb ast to a/to stl blk pf dq
Oct 13 Crimson Madness   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 6 MIT W, 78-66 1 19 0 7 7 2 2 1.0 1 0 4 -
Nov 9 Northeastern L, 81-71 1 33 2 3 5 1 2 0.5 3 0 2 -
Nov 13 at Massachusetts W, 74-71 1 26 1 6 7 7 2 3.5 1 0 4 -
Nov 16 at Rhode Island L, 76-74 1 31 1 4 5 4 1 4.0 1 0 1 0
Nov 21 at San Francisco L, 61-57 1 32 1 6 7 1 3 0.3 3 1 4 -
Nov 24 at St. Mary's (Cal.) W, 74-68 1 29 1 4 5 2 0 - 1 1 3 -
Nov 28 Holy Cross W, 73-62 1 25 4 4 8 3 5 0.6 0 1 2 -
Dec 1 at Siena L, 67-64 1 32 2 5 7 3 4 0.8 1 0 2 -
Dec 8 at Vermont L, 71-65 1 34 1 7 8 4 7 0.6 1 0 1 -
Dec 22 George Washington W, 75-61 1 18 2 6 8 2 3 0.7 0 0 3 -
Dec 29 vs. Mercer W, 71-67 1 33 3 4 7 1 1 1.0 1 0 1 -
Jan 2 at No. 15/15 North Carolina L, 77-57 1 26 1 10 11 1 3 0.3 1 2 3 -
Jan 6 McGill   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Jan 12 at Dartmouth L, 81-63 1 34 3 3 6 3 2 1.5 1 2 3 -
Jan 21 at Howard   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Jan 26 Dartmouth   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Feb 1 Yale   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Feb 2 Brown   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Feb 8 Columbia   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Feb 9 Cornell   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Feb 15 at Princeton   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Feb 16 at Penn   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Feb 22 at Brown   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Feb 23 at Yale   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 1 Penn   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 2 Princeton   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 8 at Cornell   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 9 at Columbia   - - - - - - - - - - - -
  gp gs min/g fg/g pct 3pt/g pct ft/g pct ppg
2016-17 27 20 27.4 2.1-3.7 56.4 0.7-1.8 40.8 1.1-1.4 81.6 6.1
2017-18 31 27 32.9 2.4-5.3 45.7 1.2-2.8 42.5 2.0-2.5 81.6 8.0
2018-19 13 13 28.6 3.5-6.8 51.1 0.8-2.8 30.6 2.0-4.1 49.1 9.8
Total 71 60 30.0 2.5-5.0 50.1 1.0-2.4 39.5 1.7-2.4 71.3 7.6
  gp gs min fg pct 3pt pct ft pct pts
2016-17 27 20 740 57-101 56.4 20-49 40.8 31-38 81.6 165
2017-18 31 27 1021 75-164 45.7 37-87 42.5 62-76 81.6 249
2018-19 13 13 372 45-88 51.1 11-36 30.6 26-53 49.1 127
Total 71 60 2133 177-353 50.1 68-172 39.5 119-167 71.3 541
  gp gs min/g fg/40 pct 3pt/40 pct ft/40 pct pts/40
2016-17 27 20 27.4 3.1-5.5 56.4 1.1-2.6 40.8 1.7-2.1 81.6 8.9
2017-18 31 27 32.9 2.9-6.4 45.7 1.4-3.4 42.5 2.4-3.0 81.6 9.8
2018-19 13 13 28.6 4.8-9.5 51.1 1.2-3.9 30.6 2.8-5.7 49.1 13.7
Total 71 60 30.0 3.3-6.6 50.1 1.3-3.2 39.5 2.2-3.1 71.3 10.1
  gp gs mpg off/g def/g reb/g pf/g dq/g ast/g to/g a/to stl/g blk/g
2016-17 27 20 27.4 0.8 3.7 4.6 2.0 0.0 1.5 0.9 1.6 0.7 0.1
2017-18 31 27 32.9 1.2 4.7 5.9 2.2 0.1 2.5 2.7 1.0 1.3 0.1
2018-19 13 13 28.6 1.7 5.3 7.0 2.5 0.0 2.6 2.7 1.0 1.2 0.5
Total 71 60 30.0 1.1 4.5 5.6 2.2 0.1 2.2 2.0 1.1 1.0 0.2
  gp gs min off def reb pf dq ast to a/to stl blk
2016-17 27 20 740 22 101 123 55 1 40 25 1.6 18 2
2017-18 31 27 1021 37 147 184 69 3 79 83 1.0 40 3
2018-19 13 13 372 22 69 91 33 0 34 35 1.0 15 7
Total 71 60 2133 81 317 398 157 4 153 143 1.1 73 12
  gp gs mpg off/40 def/40 reb/40 pf/40 dq/40 ast/40 to/40 a/to stl/40 blk/40
2016-17 27 20 27.4 1.2 5.5 6.6 3.0 0.1 2.2 1.4 1.6 1.0 0.1
2017-18 31 27 32.9 1.4 5.8 7.2 2.7 0.1 3.1 3.3 1.0 1.6 0.1
2018-19 13 13 28.6 2.4 7.4 9.8 3.5 0.0 3.7 3.8 1.0 1.6 0.8
Total 71 60 30.0 1.5 5.9 7.5 2.9 0.1 2.9 2.7 1.1 1.4 0.2
  gp gs min/g fg/g pct 3pt/g pct ft/g pct ppg
Total 13 13 28.6 3.5-6.8 51.1 0.8-2.8 30.6 2.0-4.1 49.1 9.8
Conference 1 1 34.0 2.0-6.0 33.3 0.0-2.0 0.0 3.0-7.0 42.9 7.0
Exhibition - - - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - -
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Home 4 4 23.8 3.8-7.2 51.7 1.2-3.5 35.7 1.5-3.2 46.2 10.3
Away 8 8 30.5 3.6-6.5 55.8 0.6-2.1 29.4 2.2-4.2 52.9 10.1
Neutral 1 1 33.0 1.0-7.0 14.3 1.0-5.0 20.0 2.0-6.0 33.3 5.0
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Wins 6 6 25.0 2.7-5.7 47.1 1.0-3.0 33.3 1.8-4.0 45.8 8.2
Losses 7 7 31.7 4.1-7.7 53.7 0.7-2.6 27.8 2.1-4.1 51.7 11.1
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November 7 7 27.9 3.7-6.1 60.5 1.0-2.4 41.2 2.0-3.1 63.6 10.4
December 4 4 29.3 3.8-8.8 42.9 1.0-4.0 25.0 2.2-5.0 45.0 10.8
January 2 2 30.0 2.0-5.0 40.0 0.0-1.5 0.0 1.5-5.5 27.3 5.5
  gp gs min fg pct 3pt pct ft pct pts
Total 13 13 372 45-88 51.1 11-36 30.6 26-53 49.1 127
Conference 1 1 34 2-6 33.3 0-2 0.0 3-7 42.9 7
Exhibition - - - 0-0 - 0-0 - 0-0 - 0
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Home 4 4 95 15-29 51.7 5-14 35.7 6-13 46.2 41
Away 8 8 244 29-52 55.8 5-17 29.4 18-34 52.9 81
Neutral 1 1 33 1-7 14.3 1-5 20.0 2-6 33.3 5
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Wins 6 6 150 16-34 47.1 6-18 33.3 11-24 45.8 49
Losses 7 7 222 29-54 53.7 5-18 27.8 15-29 51.7 78
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November 7 7 195 26-43 60.5 7-17 41.2 14-22 63.6 73
December 4 4 117 15-35 42.9 4-16 25.0 9-20 45.0 43
January 2 2 60 4-10 40.0 0-3 0.0 3-11 27.3 11
  gp gs min/g fg/40 pct 3pt/40 pct ft/40 pct pts/40
Total 13 13 28.6 4.8-9.5 51.1 1.2-3.9 30.6 2.8-5.7 49.1 13.7
Conference 1 1 34.0 2.4-7.1 33.3 0.0-2.4 0.0 3.5-8.2 42.9 8.2
Exhibition - - - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - -
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Home 4 4 23.8 6.3-12.2 51.7 2.1-5.9 35.7 2.5-5.5 46.2 17.3
Away 8 8 30.5 4.8-8.5 55.8 0.8-2.8 29.4 3.0-5.6 52.9 13.3
Neutral 1 1 33.0 1.2-8.5 14.3 1.2-6.1 20.0 2.4-7.3 33.3 6.1
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Wins 6 6 25.0 4.3-9.1 47.1 1.6-4.8 33.3 2.9-6.4 45.8 13.1
Losses 7 7 31.7 5.2-9.7 53.7 0.9-3.2 27.8 2.7-5.2 51.7 14.1
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November 7 7 27.9 5.3-8.8 60.5 1.4-3.5 41.2 2.9-4.5 63.6 15.0
December 4 4 29.3 5.1-12.0 42.9 1.4-5.5 25.0 3.1-6.8 45.0 14.7
January 2 2 30.0 2.7-6.7 40.0 0.0-2.0 0.0 2.0-7.3 27.3 7.3
  gp gs mpg off/g def/g reb/g pf/g dq/g ast/g to/g a/to stl/g blk/g
Total 13 13 28.6 1.7 5.3 7.0 2.5 0.0 2.6 2.7 1.0 1.2 0.5
Conference 1 1 34.0 3.0 3.0 6.0 3.0 - 3.0 2.0 1.5 1.0 2.0
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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Home 4 4 23.8 2.0 5.0 7.0 2.8 - 2.0 3.0 0.7 1.0 0.3
Away 8 8 30.5 1.4 5.6 7.0 2.6 0.0 3.1 2.8 1.1 1.3 0.8
Neutral 1 1 33.0 3.0 4.0 7.0 1.0 - 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 0.0
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Wins 6 6 25.0 1.8 5.2 7.0 2.8 - 2.8 2.2 1.3 0.7 0.3
Losses 7 7 31.7 1.6 5.4 7.0 2.3 0.0 2.4 3.1 0.8 1.6 0.7
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November 7 7 27.9 1.4 4.9 6.3 2.9 0.0 2.9 2.1 1.3 1.4 0.4
December 4 4 29.3 2.0 5.5 7.5 1.8 - 2.5 3.8 0.7 0.8 0.0
January 2 2 30.0 2.0 6.5 8.5 3.0 - 2.0 2.5 0.8 1.0 2.0
  gp gs min off def reb pf dq ast to a/to stl blk
Total 13 13 372 22 69 91 33 0 34 35 1.0 15 7
Conference 1 1 34 3 3 6 3 - 3 2 1.5 1 2
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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Home 4 4 95 8 20 28 11 - 8 12 0.7 4 1
Away 8 8 244 11 45 56 21 0 25 22 1.1 10 6
Neutral 1 1 33 3 4 7 1 - 1 1 1.0 1 0
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Wins 6 6 150 11 31 42 17 - 17 13 1.3 4 2
Losses 7 7 222 11 38 49 16 0 17 22 0.8 11 5
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November 7 7 195 10 34 44 20 0 20 15 1.3 10 3
December 4 4 117 8 22 30 7 - 10 15 0.7 3 0
January 2 2 60 4 13 17 6 - 4 5 0.8 2 4
  gp gs mpg off/40 def/40 reb/40 pf/40 dq/40 ast/40 to/40 a/to stl/40 blk/40
Total 13 13 28.6 2.4 7.4 9.8 3.5 0.0 3.7 3.8 1.0 1.6 0.8
Conference 1 1 34.0 3.5 3.5 7.1 3.5 0.0 3.5 2.4 1.5 1.2 2.4
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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Home 4 4 23.8 3.4 8.4 11.8 4.6 0.0 3.4 5.1 0.7 1.7 0.4
Away 8 8 30.5 1.8 7.4 9.2 3.4 0.0 4.1 3.6 1.1 1.6 1.0
Neutral 1 1 33.0 3.6 4.8 8.5 1.2 0.0 1.2 1.2 1.0 1.2 0.0
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Wins 6 6 25.0 2.9 8.3 11.2 4.5 0.0 4.5 3.5 1.3 1.1 0.5
Losses 7 7 31.7 2.0 6.8 8.8 2.9 0.0 3.1 4.0 0.8 2.0 0.9
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November 7 7 27.9 2.1 7.0 9.0 4.1 0.0 4.1 3.1 1.3 2.1 0.6
December 4 4 29.3 2.7 7.5 10.3 2.4 0.0 3.4 5.1 0.7 1.0 0.0
January 2 2 30.0 2.7 8.7 11.3 4.0 0.0 2.7 3.3 0.8 1.3 2.7
PRINCIPLED LEADERSHIP, ACADEMIC INTEGRATION AND COMPETITIVE EXCELLENCE