"I'm happy to get it done," Bassett told Scout.com. "It was a chance to come in and play right away. They are graduating a senior point guard this year and it's a chance to play big minutes."
"I just didn't realize I was going to like it that much," Bassett said.
A previous relationship was a big reason for the new Tigers addition. Coach Jeff Meyer had recruited Bassett when he was still at Butler and the pair had an excellent history together. "He had a big time role," Bassett said of Meyer. "He was the main man recruiting me when he was at Butler. He slid my name to Coach Snyder and they started recruiting me during the school year."
Bassett switched AAU teams during the spring and summer. At one point, Bassett wasn't sure where he stood with the teams recruiting him. "I had a pretty good first two weeks (of July) and that solidified me with a couple of the schools. Even though I didn't put up big numbers in Vegas they were sold on me."