TEANECK, NEW JERSEY -- Brandon Bass, the 6-8, 234 pound combo/power forward from Capitol High School in Baton Rouge, LA, did the same thing at this week's adidas ABCD camp held at the Rothman Center on Fairleigh Dickinson's campus that he had done last month at the NBPA camp in Richmond, VA. He impressed and brought joy to those who watched him play.
Bass has a top list of North Carolina, Duke, Cincinnati, Connecticut, Cincinnati, Miami, and LSU. The reason why many of these schools are interested in Bass is because Brandon is a physical and athletic big man who can step away from the basket with range out to three point land. He also has interest in Georgia Tech, Alabama, Texas, Texas A&M, Miami, Tulane, Missouri, Southern Cal, and Mississippi State.
A rugged inside player who can rebound in traffic, Bass also has a good outside jumper. It is very tough to move him off the low blocks.
As a junior, he averaged 18 points, 13 rebounds, eight blocks and three assists. This week at ABCD his stats were 14.5 points, 5.3 rebounds, 1.3 assists, 1.3 steals and 0.8 blocks per game. He shot 55 percent from the floor and was named to the senior all-star game where he scored 14 points on 66.7 percent shooting from the floor along with five of six free throw attempts. His team won the game, 138-109.
Bass said he currently has a 2.7 GPA and scored 14 on the ACT. He plans on a business major.
Bass plays with the New Orleans Jazz and is next scheduled for the adidas Big Time Tournament in Las Vegas.