Bassett Returns To Big Ten Country

Armon Bassett, after a weekend unofficial visit, is headed to the Big Ten. The point guard out of Hargrave Military will play his college basketball back in his home state.

The Indiana Hoosiers procured a commitment from 6-foot-1 Hargrave Military post graduate point guard Armon Bassett. The Indianapolis native and former Top 100 player in Scout.com's 2005 rankings had previously committed to the Missouri Tigers.

" "He's always liked Missouri and committed there but he wanted to stay close to home and its 45 minutes from his house," Hargrave Coach Kevin Keatts said. "They offered and he decided that it's what he wants to do."

Bassett, who scored 22 points in a scrimmage against Oak Hill this week, picked the Tigers last spring but rumors had been circulating for the last month that he might open his recruitment up and upon doing so, the Hoosiers began recruiting him.

"He took an unofficial visit there last weekend," Keatts said. "I think he took in some of the Midnight Madness event and had a chance to watch them practice a few times. He had a chance to sit down and talk to the staff and some of the players and I think felt comfortable with it."

Bassett averaged 22 points a game last season at Terre Haute South. He participated in the Indiana post season all-star game and ran with various traveling teams this spring and summer. Numerous high-major programs were on him prior to his commitment to Missouri.

"Missouri did a great job recruiting him but in the end, he just wanted to stay a little closer to home."


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