Abdul-Bassit pumps in career-high 19 points for Oregon

November 30, 2014

Jalil Abdul-Bassit BasketballOnce he made his first jumper, Jalil Abdul-Bassit of Anchorage kept shooting.

And the result was the greatest five minutes of his life.

Abdul-Bassit made his first five jump shots en route to scoring a career-high 19 points as the University of Oregon beat Portland State 81-59.

All his points came in the first half, including 14 during a five-minute stretch when he knocked down four straight 3s.

“He got a couple shots down early and really felt good, and his shot selection was really good,” Oregon coach Dana Altman told reporters. “He’s a good shooter when he’s taking good shots.”

Abdul-Bassit, of West High fame, came off the bench to play 23 minutes. He finished 6-of-11 from the floor and made a career-high five 3s.

He made eight all of last season.

The 6-foot-4 guard also had a blocked shot on a night when the Ducks set a school record with 12 blocked shots.

“Not only did he hit shots but he gave us great energy on the defensive end, he had some great block outs and allowed us to pick up some loose balls. I thought he played really well.”

Abdul-Bassit’s previous scoring high was 17, set only two weeks ago.

Through the first games of the season, he is averaging 7.8 points and 2.2 rebounds. He has made 12-of-25 3-pointers.