Charlotte Bassett, a 2021 graduate of Glastonbury High School, will play basketball and continue her education at the University of New Haven.
“I chose New Haven primarily because of Coach Buff and Bower and the competition of the NE10, but being close to home where my family, especially my dad, can watch the games was a huge bonus,” said Bassett, who will play under Debbie Buff and Steve Bower in the Elm City.
Bassett leaves GHS as one of the most productive players in the program’s history, earning All-Conference three times and scoring over 1,000 career points. This past winter, she was selected All-State after averaging 17 points per game and captaining the Guardians to a conference crown.
"Charlotte has meant so much to our basketball program. She was so integral in everything we did on both sides of the ball. She was a dynamic threat as a freshman and continued to develop new aspects of her game every season. It's a true testament to hard work and growing as a player," stated GHS girls basketball coach Chris Vozzolo, “"Charlotte held herself to such a high standard within our basketball program. I know so many of our underclassmen saw this and learned from it. She will continue to be a leader and ambassador for the GHS basketball program."
Whatever sport Bassett played, winning followed. She was the school’s soccer goalie in the fall, protecting the net as Glastonbury won a state championship in 2019 and then won a conference title after finishing undefeated (14-0) this past fall.
Bassett praised her coaches at Glastonbury for their support over the years, saying, “GHS will forever be home to the best coaches I’ve ever had. [They] were always there for me, going through even the toughest times together.”
Outside of athletics, Bassett maintained a 4.0 GPA and was part of National Honors Society as well as the President of the Business Honors Society. She also participated in Best Buddies, which she called “the best experience ever.”
Bassett, who has a passion for math and business, will major in accounting at UNH as she joins a Chargers basketball program that posted back-to-back winning season prior to the COVID cancellation.
“I’m most excited about playing in college because I’ll have competition that will, yes, kick my butt at times, but I’m just so ready to learn more about the game from my older teammates and everything I couldn’t possibly learn in high school,” stated Bassett.
Vozzolo believes that Bassett is ready for the next challenge, "She will continue to flourish at UNH. She is extremely coachable and driven to succeed. She is going to make the staff very happy and have an immediate impact on the court and on campus."
Charlotte Bassett pictured with head coach Chris Vozzolo after scoring her 1000th career point
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