2018-2019 Western Kentucky Hilltoppers

2018-2019 Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Roster

# Player Class Pos HT WT Birth Date Birth City Nationality High School/Prep School
4 Josh Anderson So SF 6-6 195 Nov 15, 1997 Baton Rouge (LA) United States Madison Prep Academy
20 Dalano Banton Fr PG 6-8 190 - Toronto Canada Redemption Christian Academy
23 Charles Bassey Fr PF 6-11 245 Oct 28, 2000 San Antonio (TX) United States / Nigeria ASPIRE Basketball Academy
1 Lamonte Bearden Sr G 6-3 170 Oct 30, 1995 Milwaukee (WI) United States Germantown High School
12 Moustapha Diagne Jr C 6-9 230 Oct 6, 1995 Dakar Senegal Pope John XXIII Regional High School
10 Jeremiah Gambrell Fr PG 6-2 160 - Houston (TX) United States James Madison High School
11 Taveion Hollingsworth So PG 6-2 165 Aug 14, 1998 Lexington (KY) United States Paul Laurence Dunbar High School
5 Matthew Horton Jr F 6-11 235 - Tuscaloosa (AL) United States Paul W. Bryant High School
13 DeSean Murray Sr F 6-4 215 Jan 30, 1996 Stanley (NC) United States Northside Christian Academy
14 Marek Nelson So GF 6-7 185 - Plano (TX) United States Sunrise Christian Academy
21 Jake Ohmer So G 6-1 180 - Taylor Mill (KY) United States Scott High School
2 Jared Savage Jr GF 6-5 200 Mar 2, 1997 Bowling Green (KY) United States Warren Central High School
00 Tolu Smith Fr F 6-10 240 - Bay St. Louis (MS) United States Kahuku High School

Western Kentucky Transfers Sitting Out 2018-2019

# Player Class Pos HT WT Birth Date Birth City Nationality Transferred From
- Patrick Murphy So G 6-5 165 - N/A United States Martin Methodist
- Carson Williams Jr SF 6-5 230 Dec 7, 1997 Owenton (KY) United States Northern Kentucky

Recent Western Kentucky Hilltoppers History

Season Record Conference Rank Conference Tournament Post-Season Tournament
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

2018-2019 Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Charles Bassey NABC All-District (11) First Team
Charles Bassey C-USA All-Conference First Team
Taveion Hollingsworth C-USA All-Conference Third Team
Josh Anderson C-USA All-Tournament Team
Taveion Hollingsworth C-USA All-Tournament Team
Charles Bassey C-USA Defensive Player of the Year
Charles Bassey C-USA All-Defensive Team
Charles Bassey C-USA Freshman of the Year
Charles Bassey C-USA All-Freshman Team
Charles Bassey C-USA Freshman of the Week (Nov 12, 2018)
Charles Bassey C-USA Freshman of the Week (Dec 31, 2018)
Charles Bassey C-USA Freshman of the Week (Feb 11, 2019)
Charles Bassey C-USA Freshman of the Week (Mar 10, 2019)
Charles Bassey C-USA Freshman of the Week (Dec 10, 2018)
Charles Bassey C-USA Freshman of the Week (Feb 4, 2019)
Charles Bassey C-USA Freshman of the Week (Mar 4, 2019)
Charles Bassey C-USA Freshman of the Week (Nov 19, 2018)
Charles Bassey C-USA Freshman of the Week (Jan 28, 2019)
Charles Bassey C-USA Freshman of the Week (Feb 18, 2019)

2018-2019 Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters T. Hollingsworth L. Bearden J. Savage J. Anderson C. Bassey
Lim PT J. Ohmer D. Murray   M. Nelson M. Diagne
Lim PT D. Banton     T. Smith M. Horton
Lim PT J. Gambrell        

2018-2019 Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Charles Bassey 34 31.4 14.6 10.0 0.7 0.8 2.4 2.9
Taveion Hollingsworth 34 36.8 14.4 4.4 2.2 1.2 0.2 2.1
Jared Savage 34 35.7 12.2 4.8 1.2 1.0 0.4 1.3
Josh Anderson 34 29.9 12.1 4.1 1.7 1.7 0.7 2.2
DeSean Murray 8 20.4 9.5 4.5 1.6 0.8 0.2 1.2
Lamonte Bearden 23 29.0 9.2 2.4 4.5 1.3 0.3 1.6
Dalano Banton 31 15.1 3.4 3.0 2.1 0.5 0.5 1.7
Tolu Smith 34 10.1 3.3 2.6 0.2 0.1 0.3 1.0
Marek Nelson 18 13.7 2.7 1.8 0.4 0.6 0.4 0.7
Jake Ohmer 28 10.9 1.6 0.5 0.5 0.2 0.0 0.3
Matthew Horton 10 4.1 1.1 1.0 0.0 0.1 0.3 0.4
Jeremiah Gambrell 4 5.8 0.8 0.2 0.2 0.5 0.0 0.5
Moustapha Diagne 13 7.4 0.4 1.4 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.0

2018-2019 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)
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)
Hennssy Auriantal Assistant Coach 2018-2019 Assistant Coach (Jackson State, 2013 to 2015)
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