Western Kentucky sophomore center Charles Bassey has been named preseason First-Team All-American by both Street & Smith's Basketball Yearbook and Lindy's Sports Magazine.

The 6-foot-11, 235-pound Bassey earned Freshman All-American last season, after averaging 14.6 points, 10 rebounds and 2.4 blocks per game for the Hilltoppers, who finished 20-14 and reached the Conference USA Tournament championship game.

He became just the second freshman in the nation since 1992 -- along with Kentucky's Anthony Davis (2012) -- to average at least 14 points, 10 rebounds and two blocks while shooting at least 60% from the field.

Bassey and Michigan State point senior guard Cassius Winston are the only players in the country to be named First-Team All-Americans by both outlets.

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