Western Kentucky star big man Charles Bassey said Thursday that he is entering the NBA draft.

Bassey indicated he will retain an agent and is a full-go toward being part of the draft. He is forecasted to be chosen late in the first round.

The 6-foot-11 Bassey averaged 17.6 points and 11.6 rebounds and accumulated 87 blocked shots in 28 games this season while becoming the fourth player in Conference USA history to win Player of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year honors in the same season.