Tim Bassett

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Tim Bassett
Personal information
Born(1951-04-01)April 1, 1951
Washington, D.C.
DiedDecember 9, 2018(2018-12-09) (aged 67)
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Listed weight225 lb (102 kg)
Career information
High schoolMcKinley (Washington, D.C.)
College
NBA draft1973 / Round: 7 / Pick: 106th overall
Selected by the Buffalo Braves
Playing career1973–1982
PositionPower forward / Center
Number25, 21
Career history
19731975San Diego Conquistadors
19751979New York/New Jersey Nets
1980San Antonio Spurs
1980–1982Turisanda / Cagiva Varese
Career highlights and awards
Career ABA and NBA statistics
Points2,933 (6.2 ppg)
Rebounds3,148 (6.7 rpg)
Assists576 (1.2 apg)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Eugene Timothy Bassett (April 1, 1951 – December 9, 2018) was an American basketball player. He was a staff member for the charitable group Heroes and Cool Kids.

Playing career[edit]

Bassett played for the University of Georgia.

He was selected by the Buffalo Braves in the seventh round (106th pick overall) of the 1973 NBA draft, and by the San Diego Conquistadors in the second round of the 1973 ABA Supplemental Draft.[1]

He played for the San Diego Conquistadors (1973–1975) and New York Nets (1975–1976) in the American Basketball Association (ABA). After the 1976 ABA–NBA merger, he played for the Nets (1976–1979) and the San Antonio Spurs (1979–1980) in the National Basketball Association (NBA) for 473 games.

Post-playing career[edit]

Bassett was a staff member for the charitable group Heroes and Cool Kids centered in the New Jersey-New York urban area.[2] The program focuses on spreading positive messages to young students in the fifth and sixth grades and uses high-school students to help carry out its program. Their website specifically states of its goals being to spread skills such as "sportsmanship, conflict resolution, and positive lifestyle choices highlighting drug, alcohol, and tobacco prevention."[3]

Bassett died from cancer on December 9, 2018.[4][5]

ABA/NBA career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high
Denotes season in which Bassett's team won an ABA championship

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
1973–74 San Diego (ABA) 82 22.6 .467 .000 .593 7.3 1.3 0.7 0.4 6.9
1974–75 San Diego (ABA) 72 27.8 .471 .750 .562 7.3 1.6 0.6 0.5 8.0
1975–76 New York (ABA) 84 21.3 .437 .167 .592 6.3 0.8 0.6 0.5 4.8
1976–77 N.Y. Nets 76 32.1 .396 .571 8.4 1.4 1.3 0.7 9.0
1977–78 New Jersey 65 22.7 .388 .515 6.2 1.0 1.0 0.5 5.4
1978–79 New Jersey 82 18.4 .371 .679 5.1 1.2 0.5 0.4 3.9
1979–80 New Jersey 7 13.1 .364 .667 2.6 0.6 0.7 0.0 3.4
1979–80 San Antonio 5 14.4 .333 .667 3.0 2.0 0.6 0.0 2.0
Career 473 23.7 .423 .286 .588 6.7 1.2 0.8 0.5 6.2

Playoffs[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
1974 San Diego (ABA) 6 40.7 .519 .667 14.8 3.3 0.5 1.2 14.7
1976 New York (ABA) 13 24.0 .457 .000 .727 7.2 0.7 0.5 0.5 6.3
1979 New Jersey 2 8.5 .400 1.000 1.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 3.0
1980 San Antonio 3 6.3 .500 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.7
Career 24 24.7 .485 .000 .720 7.7 1.2 0.4 0.6 7.4

References[edit]

  1. ^ DatabaseBasketball.com page on Tim Bassett Archived October 10, 2012, at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ "Staff - Heroes and Cool Kids". heroesandcoolkids.org. Retrieved January 28, 2018.
  3. ^ "Heroes and Cool Kids". heroesandcoolkids.org. Retrieved January 28, 2018.
  4. ^ Mixon, Joshua (December 12, 2018). "Former Bulldog Tim Bassett passes away". Athens Banner-Herald. Retrieved December 12, 2018.
  5. ^ "Former Bulldog Tim Bassett Passes Away". georgiadogs.com. December 11, 2018. Retrieved December 11, 2018.

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