2017-2018 Western Kentucky Hilltoppers

2017-2018 Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Roster

# Player Class Pos HT WT Birth Date Birth City Nationality High School/Prep School
4 Josh Anderson Fr SF 6-6 190 Nov 15, 1997 Baton Rouge (LA) United States Madison Prep Academy
10 Jalen Baker Jr G 6-3 185 - Louisville (KY) United States N/A
1 Lamonte Bearden Jr G 6-3 170 Oct 30, 1995 Milwaukee (WI) United States Germantown High School
22 Dwight Coleby Sr C 6-9 245 Jan 16, 1994 New Providence Bahamas Piney Woods High School
12 Moustapha Diagne So C 6-9 230 Oct 6, 1995 Dakar Senegal Pope John XXIII Regional High School
13 Taveion Hollingsworth Fr PG 6-2 165 Aug 14, 1998 Lexington (KY) United States Paul Laurence Dunbar High School
23 Justin Johnson Sr F 6-7 245 May 23, 1996 Hazard (KY) United States Perry County Central High School
0 Tyler Miller Sr G 6-4 185 - Louisville (KY) United States 22ft Basketball Academy
14 Marek Nelson Fr GF 6-7 190 - Plano (TX) United States Sunrise Christian Academy
21 Jake Ohmer Fr G 6-1 180 - Taylor Mill (KY) United States Scott High School
15 Darius Thompson Sr G 6-4 196 May 4, 1995 Murfreesboro (TN) United States Blackman High School

Western Kentucky Transfers Sitting Out 2017-2018

# Player Class Pos HT WT Birth Date Birth City Nationality Transferred From
- Jared Savage Jr GF 6-5 205 Mar 2, 1997 Bowling Green (KY) United States Austin Peay

Recent Western Kentucky Hilltoppers History

Season Record Conference Rank Conference Tournament Post-Season Tournament
2020-2021 21-8 (11-3) 3rd (C-USA) Runner Up NIT 2nd Rnd
2019-2020 21-10 (13-5) 2nd (C-USA) 2nd Rnd N/A
2018-2019 20-14 (11-7) 2nd (C-USA) Runner Up N/A
2017-2018 27-11 (14-4) 3rd (C-USA) Runner Up NIT 3rd Rnd
2016-2017 15-17 (9-9) 7th (C-USA) 1st Rnd N/A
2015-2016 18-16 (8-10) 8th (C-USA) 4th Rnd N/A
2014-2015 20-12 (12-6) 4th (C-USA) 2nd Rnd N/A
2013-2014 20-12 (12-6) 2nd (Sun Belt) 3rd Rnd N/A
2012-2013 20-16 (10-10) 6th (Sun Belt) Champion NCAA 1st Rnd
2011-2012 16-19 (7-9) 7th (Sun Belt) Champion NCAA 1st Rnd
2010-2011 16-16 (8-8) 6th (Sun Belt) 3rd Rnd N/A
2009-2010 21-13 (12-6) 4th (Sun Belt) 3rd Rnd N/A
2008-2009 25-9 (15-3) 1st (Sun Belt) Champion NCAA 2nd Rnd
2007-2008 29-7 (16-2) 1st (Sun Belt) Champion NCAA 3rd Rnd
2006-2007 22-11 (12-6) 2nd (Sun Belt) 3rd Rnd N/A
2005-2006 23-8 (12-2) 1st (Sun Belt) Runner Up NIT 2nd Rnd
2004-2005 22-9 (9-5) 4th (Sun Belt) 3rd Rnd NIT 2nd Rnd
2003-2004 15-13 (8-6) 4th (Sun Belt) 1st Rnd N/A
2002-2003 24-9 (12-2) 1st (Sun Belt) Champion NCAA 1st Rnd

2017-2018 Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Justin Johnson NABC All-District (11) First Team
Darius Thompson NABC All-District (11) Second Team
Justin Johnson C-USA All-Conference First Team
Darius Thompson C-USA All-Conference Second Team
Justin Johnson C-USA All-Tournament Team
Darius Thompson C-USA All-Tournament Team
Taveion Hollingsworth C-USA All-Freshman Team
Darius Thompson C-USA Player of the Week (Jan 8, 2018)
Taveion Hollingsworth C-USA Freshman of the Week (Feb 12, 2018)
Taveion Hollingsworth C-USA Freshman of the Week (Dec 18, 2017)

2017-2018 Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters T. Hollingsworth L. Bearden D. Thompson J. Johnson D. Coleby
Rotation J. Ohmer   J. Anderson    
Lim PT   T. Miller M. Nelson   M. Diagne

2017-2018 Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Justin Johnson 38 34.6 15.7 9.4 1.3 0.7 0.7 1.5
Darius Thompson 38 35.6 13.6 4.2 4.8 1.5 0.5 1.7
Taveion Hollingsworth 38 34.5 13.3 3.4 1.9 1.0 0.1 1.8
Lamonte Bearden 38 27.7 11.8 2.3 3.4 1.7 0.2 2.4
Dwight Coleby 38 27.6 11.0 8.0 0.6 0.6 1.7 1.6
Josh Anderson 23 17.0 7.4 2.5 0.7 1.0 0.3 0.8
Jake Ohmer 37 16.5 5.6 1.1 0.9 0.6 0.0 0.5
Marek Nelson 38 9.2 2.6 1.6 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.7
Moustapha Diagne 20 6.0 0.6 1.6 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.8
Tyler Miller 14 5.2 0.3 0.6 0.1 0.2 0.0 0.1

2017-2018 Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Front Office

Staff Member Position Start Season Previous Job
Rick Stansbury Head Coach 2016-2017 Assistant Coach (Texas A&M, 2014 to 2016)
Ben Hansbrough Assistant Coach 2017-2018 Player Development Coordinator (Western Kentucky, 2015 to 2016)
Marc Hsu Assistant Coach 2017-2018 Assistant Coach (New Mexico State, 2016 to 2017)
Nikita Johnson Assistant Coach 2017-2018 Assistant Coach (Stetson, 2013 to 2017)
Todd Stewart Athletic Director 2012-2013 N/A
Paul Just Director of Sports Information 2012-2013 N/A
Talvis Franklin Director of Basketball Operations 2016-2017 Video Coordinator (Troy, 2015 to 2016)
Kyle Neaves Associate Athletic Director of Communications 2016-2017 Director of Communications (Western Kentucky, 2013 to 2016)
Martin Cross Associate Director of Basketball Operations 2016-2017 Video Coordinator (Western Kentucky, 2015 to 2016)
Mike Gaddie Head Athletic Trainer 2017-2018 N/A
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