Get to know the 2017 WKU Hilltopper Basketball Team


There are a lot of new faces on the WKU Basketball team.

With only two returning players on the entire roster this season, there are a lot of new faces on the 2017 WKU Basketball team. Get to know each player with in-depth interviews produced by Sublime Media Group.

Taveion Hollingsworth is a 6’2″ Guard from Lexington, Kentucky. Taveion is a freshman that was named Mr. Kentucky Basketball last season, averaging 28.3 points per game as a senior at Paul Laurence Dunbar High School.

Marek Nelson is a 6’7″ Forward from Plano, Texas. Marek is a freshman and played his senior year at Plano East High School in Texas.

Jake Ohmer is a 6’1″ guard from Taylor Mill, Kentucky. Jake is a freshman and averaged 27.8 points as a senior at Scott High School.

Josh Anderson is a 6’6″ freshman guard from Baton Rouge, LA. Josh was a consensus 4-star recruit and ranked in the top 60 nationally.

Moustapha Diagne is a 6’9″ redshirt sophomore from Rufisque, Senegal. Moustapha was ranked the No. 58 player in the nation coming out of high school.

Lamonte Bearden is a 6’3″ redshirt junior from Milwaukee, WS. Lamonte led the University of Buffalo to the NCAA tournament in 2015-16 starting in 27 games that season. He sat out last season.

Tyler Miller is a 6’4″ walk on guard from Louisville, Kentucky. Tyler is a walk-on.

Darius Thompson is a 6’4″ graduate student from Murfreesboro, TN. He previously played for the Tennessee Volunteers as a freshman and played two seasons at Virginia. Virginia went 52-19 during his time at the University.

Dwight Coleby is a 6’9″ graduate student who played for Ole Miss and Kansas before enrolling at WKU for his final college season. Dwight is from Nassau, Bahamas.

Justin Johnson is a 6’7″ senior for the Hilltoppers.  Justin has been with WKU for his entire collegiate career and is beloved by fans on the Hill.  Watch him do a yoga pose in his player profile.

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