The 163 pound, 5'11" Dayton, Ohio native says he has recently received an offer from James Madison to go along with his offers from Wright State, Western Carolina, and Ohio University. He is also receiving interest from Miami-OH, Michigan, Cornell, IUPUI, Penn St., Morehead St., Fordham, Loyola-Chicago, and Oakland. Previous interest from Kentucky (under former coach Billy Gillespie) and Cincinnati has tailed off.
Bass said Miami is still his current leader. Bass has close relationships with future and past RedHawk players. "I am still talking to (Miami signees Orlando Williams and Allen Roberts). I just talked to Orlando (Sunday) night."
Previously, Bass told RedHawk Insider he often talked to former Miami and C-J standout Nathan Peavy. "Nathan Peavy says (Miami Head Coach) Charlie Coles is a good coach and will help me get to the next level and be the player I want to be. I talk to Peavy two or three times a month."
Bass has not taken any visits and has none planned at this time.
Bass compares his game to NBA stars Lebron James and Chris Paul. Bass explained, "I have a west coast game. A lot of running and play above the rim. I try to take as much game from Lebron and Chris Paul, so I am a combo of them." The athletic Bass has a 47.5 inch vertical leap and claims he can get his head above the backboard square.
Bass is still working on becoming a stronger point guard and improving his court vision. On a daily basis Bass does shooting and dribbling drills. He is also working on his squat to increase his vertical even further.
Currently, Bass is playing AAU with the Gem City Allstars. He is teammates with Dayton Dunbar's Geron Johnson. Together, Bass and Johnson make an imposing backcourt.
Bass has maintained a G.P.A. of 3.2 and recently scored a 23 on the ACT. He would like to major in engineering.
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