Armon Bassett was originally in the Class of 2005 but the product of Terre Haute North delayed his college by doing a year of prep school at Hargrave Military in Virginia.
He showed enough improvement there to impress Mike Davis and after David was fired he stayed loyal to hims home state university.
While he was not a Top 100 prospect, Bassett was well known early in his high school career, showing a nice combination of shooting and point guard related abilities on the court.
Bassett would go on to average at least three assists per game each of his college seasons and at Indiana he was reliable from deep, knocking down 43.5 percent of his three-point attempts.
Like everyone else with eligibility on the 2008 Indiana team, he left the program after the season, ending up at Ohio University.
Here is a look at his college stat line:
As you can see he had a very nice sophomore season at Indiana, at least from a statistical perspective.
Bassett made some noise at Ohio, helping lead the Bearcats to the MAC tourney title in 2010. He had a 38-point game in the quarterfinals against Kent State and ended up as the tourney MVP. Later as a No. 14 seed, they upset No. 3 seed Georgetown in the NCAA tournament. Bassett had 20 points in the upset.
After that he made a surprising decision to turn pro, saying he was doing so while the iron was hot. Bassett, however, hurt his situation by getting arrested the most before the draft and he went undrafted. Bassett did play three games for the Pelicans in the NBA Summer League.
Peegs’ Take: Bassett was a better player than he was ranked but he was plagued by decisions off the court. Being a true combo guard made him valuable in college but he wasn’t good enough at either guard spot to have a great shot at making it at the next level.
Indiana basketball recruiting classes of the Peegs.com era: 2006