2022-2023 Western Kentucky Hilltoppers

2022-2023 Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Roster

# Player Class Pos HT WT Birth Date Birth City Nationality High School/Prep School
13 Emmanuel Akot Sr SG 6-8 215 Mar 17, 1999 Winnipeg Canada Wasatch Academy
11 Dontaie Allen Jr SG 6-6 210 Nov 5, 2000 Falmouth (KY) United States Pendleton County High School
1 Fallou Diagne So C 6-11 205 Nov 10, 2000 Dakar Senegal Tri-City Christian Academy
23 Jaylen Dorsey So G 6-4 210 - Berea (KY) United States Berea High School
14 Luke Frampton Sr SG 6-5 205 Aug 1, 1998 Poca (WV) United States Poca High School
3 Jairus Hamilton Sr SF 6-8 230 Jan 11, 2000 Concord (NC) United States Cannon School
10 Elijah Hughey Fr F 6-4 200 - Dallas (TX) United States Lancaster High School
4 Khristian Lander So PG 6-3 195 Sep 9, 2002 Evansville (IN) United States Reitz High School
24 Tyrone Marshall, Jr. Jr F 6-7 215 - Nashville (TN) United States Pearl-Cohn High School
20 Dayvion McKnight Jr PG 6-0 188 Jul 2, 2002 Shelbyville (KY) United States Martha Layne Collins High School
0 Darrius Miles Jr C 6-10 250 - Dallas (TX) United States Waxahachie High School
12 Tyler Olden So G 5-11 190 - Phoenix (AZ) United States Hillcrest Prep
2 Jordan Rawls Sr PG 6-2 185 Jun 18, 2001 Chattanooga (TN) United States Hamilton Heights Christian Academy
33 Jamarion Sharp Sr C 7-5 235 Aug 26, 2001 Hopkinsville (KY) United States Hopkinsville High School
5 Noah Stansbury So G 6-0 170 - Bowling Green (KY) United States Greenwood High School

Recent Western Kentucky Hilltoppers History

Season Record Conference Rank Conference Tournament Post-Season Tournament
2022-2023 17-16 (8-12) 6th (C-USA) 2nd Rnd N/A
2021-2022 19-13 (11-7) 5th (C-USA) 3rd Rnd N/A
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

2022-2023 Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Emmanuel Akot C-USA All-Conference Honorable Mention
Dayvion McKnight NABC All-District (11) First Team
Dayvion McKnight C-USA All-Conference Second Team
Jamarion Sharp C-USA All-Conference Third Team
Jamarion Sharp C-USA Defensive Player of the Year
Jamarion Sharp C-USA All-Defensive Team
Dontaie Allen C-USA Player of the Week (Feb 6, 2023)
Luke Frampton C-USA Player of the Week (Nov 14, 2022)
Dayvion McKnight C-USA Player of the Week (Jan 16, 2023)
Dayvion McKnight C-USA Player of the Week (Dec 12, 2022)
Emmanuel Akot Cayman Islands Classic All-Tournament Team

2022-2023 Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters D. McKnight D. Allen E. Akot J. Hamilton J. Sharp
Rotation J. Rawls     T. Marshall, Jr.  
Lim PT K. Lander L. Frampton E. Hughey   F. Diagne
Lim PT N. Stansbury T. Olden     D. Miles
Lim PT   J. Dorsey      

2022-2023 Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Dayvion McKnight 33 33.2 16.5 5.0 3.8 1.8 0.1 3.3
Emmanuel Akot 31 29.5 10.0 3.7 2.3 0.5 0.2 1.7
Luke Frampton 20 29.1 9.4 2.6 1.7 0.8 0.1 0.8
Dontaie Allen 26 21.0 9.3 3.1 0.5 0.5 0.2 1.1
Jairus Hamilton 33 27.8 9.3 5.0 1.3 0.7 0.1 1.7
Jordan Rawls 30 20.0 7.5 1.3 2.6 0.5 0.0 1.5
Jamarion Sharp 32 28.8 7.4 7.7 0.2 1.0 4.1 0.7
Khristian Lander 33 11.3 3.2 1.0 0.6 0.2 0.1 0.7
Tyrone Marshall, Jr. 33 13.6 3.0 2.7 0.5 0.6 0.4 0.4
Fallou Diagne 30 6.9 2.6 1.0 0.1 0.0 0.2 0.4
Darrius Miles 9 2.8 1.4 0.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Tyler Olden 4 0.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Elijah Hughey 4 0.8 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Noah Stansbury 4 2.2 0.0 0.8 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.0
Jaylen Dorsey 3 0.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

2022-2023 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)
Phil Cunningham Associate Head Coach 2019-2020 Head Coach (Troy, 2013 to 2019)
Marcus Grant Assistant Coach 2019-2020 Associate Head Coach (Troy, 2015 to 2019)
Martin Cross Assistant Coach 2022-2023 Associate Director of Basketball Operations (Western Kentucky, 2016 to 2022)
Todd Stewart Athletic Director 2012-2013 N/A
Duane Hall Director of Strength and Conditioning 2020-2021 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)
Camron Justice Director of Player Development 2022-2023 Academic Advisor (Western Kentucky, 2021 to 2022)
Mike Gaddie Head Athletic Trainer 2017-2018 N/A