Abdul-Bassit leads Toowoomba with 26 points Down Under

May 29, 2017

Jalil Abdul-Bassit basketball

Jalil Abdul-Bassit

His jumper wasn’t wet, so Jalil Abdul-Bassit of Anchorage turned his game into overdrive.

The 6-foot-4 guard used 10-of-11 free-throw shooting to propel him to a 26-point effort for Toowoomba in a 104-79 loss in Australia’s QBL.

Abdul-Bassit, of East High fame, finished 8-for-21 from the field, including an uncharacteristically offnight from 3-point land [2/8].

The former University of Oregon standout attempted more field goals and free throws than any player on the court.

It’s not by chance.

Toowoomba brought him down under to score and that’s what he’s doing, leading the team with a 23.3-scoring average in the first four games.

Thing is, too, Abdul-Bassit hasn’t even caught fire. He was one of the most accurate 3-point shooters in the Pac-12 but now he’s hovering around 36 percent.