Scott Bassett attended Norwood High School and played football for the school as well as the Norwood Football Club junior grades. He played a handful of games for the under 17s in 1993. The following season Bassett appeared another nine times for the under 17s as well as 13 times for the under 19s.
He continued his progress through the Norwood grades, and in 1995 won flags with the under 19s (11 games) and with the Reserves (8 games). His older brother Nathan also played in both grand finals.
The brothers were together again when Scott made his league debut against North Adelaide, late in the 1996 season.
Scott played 16 games in the powerful 1997 league team and was a member of the Redlegs team that demolished Port Adelaide in that year's Grand Final.
The versatile key forward/defender was one of the inaugural members of the Port Adelaide AFL squad, however he was able to play for the Redlegs when not selected to play in the AFL.
After playing six games for Norwood in 1998, Bassett had a solid season in 1999. He made 20 senior appearances, was fourth in the club's best and fairest and was in the team narrowly defeated by Port Adelaide in the Grand Final. He also made his AFL debut in 1999.
Bassett played 11 games for the Redlegs in 2000, 16 in 2001, and another 17 in 2002.
Delisted by Port Power at the end of 2002, having played 15 AFL games, Bassett was drafted by the Western Bulldogs where he played 15 games (2003 to 2004).
He was back at The Parade for the 2005 season (16 games) and had another strong year reaching the 100 game milestone and playing interstate football.
After retiring as a player, Bassett was appointed Norwood league assistant coach in 2007, and again for the 2012-2015 seasons.
Scott's older brother Nathan played 48 NFC games and was premiership coach in 2012 and 2013.
R Cialini May 2021