Injuries slow but can’t stop Abdul-Bassit’s success in Mexico
Nagging injuries can’t keep Anchorage’s Jalil Abdul-Bassit off the basketball court.
The 26-year-old with the Tijuana Zonkeys of Mexico is currently playing through lingering wrist and hamstring pain.
It’ll take more than that to keep him out.
Abdul-Bassit, of West High fame, is averaging 7.3 points in 22.3 minutes per game in 10 appearances.
The 6-foot-4 guard has reached double figures three times, with a season high of 13 points.
He also had a double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds in his second game with his new team.
When healthy, the former Pac-12 player can really showcase his above-the-rim talent.
I Ain’t Worried About It, I Know God Got Me 🙏🏾 pic.twitter.com/6cDAElWoNH
— Jalil Abdul-Bassit (@JALILAUST1N) April 11, 2019
The Tijuana Zonkeys have won three Mexican league championships since 2014, including last season.
“I like my new teammates; they are very professional. I know that the team comes from being a champion and we have to defend that trophy,” he said. “I feel blessed, ready to compete and grateful for the opportunity.”
Abdul-Bassit has also played professionally in Albania and Australia in addition to being just one of four Alaskans to play in the NBA G League.