SAN ANTONIO (Feb. 14, 2023) – The San Antonio Spurs today announced that the team has converted the two-way contract of center Charles Bassey to a standard NBA contract. Per team policy, terms of the contract were not announced.

Bassey, 6-11/235, has appeared in 25 games with San Antonio this season, averaging 4.7 points, 5.3 rebounds and 1.2 assists in 13.6 minutes. Originally signing a two-way contract with the Spurs on Oct. 24, 2022, Bassey has also played in 14 total games for the Austin Spurs, averaging 23.4 points, 10.1 rebounds and 1.86 blocks in 29.8 minutes on his way to being named to the NBA G League Next Up Game at All-Star Weekend. 

After playing high school basketball in San Antonio at St. Anthony Catholic High School for two seasons from 2015 to 2017, Bassey was selected by the Philadelphia 76ers in the second round of the 2021 NBA Draft. The 53rd overall pick appeared in 23 games for the Sixers last season, also appearing in three playoff games. Originally from Nigeria, Bassey played three seasons at Western Kentucky.