Class of 2022 forward D’Ante Bass has committed to Patrick Ewing and the Georgetown Hoyas. The 6’7” athletic, left-handed wing from Windsor Forest in Savannah, GA is headed to the Hilltop next year.
Bass is currently a 3-star rated prospect (Rivals, 247, VC), but his size and athleticism have tremendous upside. Bass took an official visit to Georgetown a few short days ago and appeared to love it. Bass also visited Georgia and South Carolina this summer.
Hilltop Hoops interviewed Bass shortly after the trip and it almost sounded like he already committed, saying of the visit:
At first when I got there, I was greeted with open arms. I felt real comfortable right away, just because of the bonds that we built over the phone, consistently communicating in October.
The things that we did, we had lunch and dinner, and that was pretty good. I met the team. The team, I’m hoping that they have a good year this year. The player I’d say that they had alongside me most was Dante Harris, and that was real good.
The visit, I didn’t even really care about, going to see the school, because I was like, “Yeah, this is where I want to be at.”
On Day 1 I was like, “I don’t got to see no more. Just take me to the gym.”
[Dante Harris] was with me the whole time. I was just picking his brain, asking him how school was, how everyone is, and it was pretty good overall. I really enjoyed it. He’s a good person. Everyone there is good, but for him to take me openly and tell me how everything is, I really did appreciate that a lot.
While it appears the Coach Kirby is involved in the recruitment, Patrick Ewing and Louis Orr made a trip down to Savanah to see D’Ante Bass, along with another Georgetown legend sitting in. Savannah Now reported:
Ewing played on the NCAA championship team with Savannah State men’s coach Horace Broadnax, and the friends came together to see Bass workout.
“It was the first time I met coach Ewing in person,” said Bass, a 6-foot-7 guard, rated as a three-star prospect by 247Sports. “He’s really down to earth. He talked to my mom and to coach (Aaron) Clark and they both liked him a lot, too.” ...
“They’ve seen me play a lot with my AAU team (the Atlanta Celtics), where I was playing power forward. I think I impressed coach Ewing with my dribbling and shooting ability,” Bass said. “I’m going to be playing guard at the next level, so that’s what I’m focusing on.”
Read @DennisKnightSMN story on a college coach recruiting @ForestWindsor basketball standout D'Ante Bass. It's a big name, and a big guy. https://t.co/7KHsm6EiHy @GeorgetownHoops @GeorgetownHoyas @wfhscastle #Savannah @Georgetown @SCCPSS_HPEA— Nathan Dominitz (@NathanDominitz) October 7, 2021
D’Ante Bass also visited Georgia and South Carolina over the summer and seemingly connected with Tom Crean and Frank Martin, respectively.
D'Ante Bass (@Thedantebass) is one of my favorites to watch in Georgia's 2022 class. Plays so hard and tries to dunk everything. Always getting better too.— Dan McDonald (@RivalsDan) May 29, 2021
2022 6'7 WF D'Ante Bass @Thedantebass has elite level athleticism in the lane for Windsor Forest.— Shun Williams (@OntheRadarHoops) June 25, 2021
He's handled on the wing and been able to get to the lane for dunks with the left hand. @ForestWindsor
Bass, by all accounts, had a great summer going up against some top talent and more than holding how own. Savannah Now followed his progress in Georgia this summer:
The 6-foot-7, 188-pound Bass has been turning heads all summer on the AAU circuit playing for the Atlanta Celtics, who won the Battle of Georgia tournament.
“I’ve coached D’Ante the last two years and he’s a great player and a great teammate,” Celtics coach Corey Smith said. “He loves the game, and is always laughing and joking. He’s still being a kid out there, but he knows when to be serious. He plays above the rim, and his potential is through the roof” ...
Bass is known for his highlight-reel plays and all-around game. He is the youngest in a close family of seven children, and Knights fans are also familiar with his No. 1 fan — his older sister Ja’Brekia, a star in her high school days at Beach. Ja’Brekia Bass was known for her scrappy, defensive game and helped lead the Bulldogs to the second state title in school history as a junior. She went on to play at Savannah State, but an injury cut her college career short. Known as a vocal force courtside rooting on her brother, she is on track to earn her degree after the next semester.
The roster is expected to turn over just three scholarships and Denver Anglin has already claimed one. There’s always room in Ewing’s lineups for energetic 6’7” athletic guys.
After visits to @GamecockMBB and @UGABasketball, @Thedantebass says he hopes to make a college decision this summer.— WSAV BLITZ (@WSAVBlitz) June 25, 2021
In the meantime, he's focused on getting even better for his senior year.https://t.co/8kg21OfLix pic.twitter.com/BUWMbT9shr
D'Ante Bass, 2022 wing with the Atlanta Celtics, carries uber-upside & has been undervalued nationally— Max Feldman (@MaxFeldman6) May 29, 2021
High flyer with a strong handle, elite athleticism & toughness
6-7 & 185
Tells me he will visit UGA, Cincy, GTown & USF
B10 & ACC schools are getting involved
Welcome, D’ante! HOYA XAXA