Abdul-Bassit has second 40-point game in Australia’s QBL

July 1, 2017

Jalil Abdul-Bassit basketball

Jalil Abdul-Bassit

The strategy for the Toowoomba Mountaineers is simple: Get the ball to Jalil Abdul-Bassit.

The 6-foot-4 guard from Anchorage is a scoring machine and a real bright spot on the last-place team in the Queensland Basketball League in Australia.

Abdul-Bassit, of East High fame, pumped in a career-high 43 points for his second 40-point performance in just 10 games.

His team is 1-9.

“I’m starting to get use to the type of play out here,” Abdul-Bassit told me. “But all in all I’m just trying my hardest to win us some games.”

The former University of Oregon standout sank 13-of-19 field goals and 14-of-18 free throws in a 108-99 loss to USC Rip City. He was 3-of-5 on 3-pointers.

Abdul-Bassit is now averaging 26.6 points per game and ranks second in the QBL, trailing only the 28-point average of Torrey Craig of the Gold Coast Rollers.

The last time he hit the 40-point plateau, Abdul-Bassit canned six 3s en route to 41 points against Townsville.