2008-2009 Western Kentucky Hilltoppers

2008-2009 Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Roster

# Player Class Pos HT WT Birth Date Birth City Nationality High School/Prep School
- Japeth Aguilar Sr FC 6-10 225 Jan 25, 1985 Pampanga Philippines N/A
- Lamar Brinkley RS-Fr F 6-4 242 Dec 14, 1989 Nashville (TN) United States Whites Creek High School
- Dejan Cvoro Fr G 6-5 185 May 24, 1989 Belgrade Serbia N/A
- Jeremy Evans Jr F 6-9 200 Oct 24, 1987 Crossett (AR) United States Crossett High School
- Sergio Kerusch So SF 6-5 224 Jan 6, 1989 Memphis (TN) United States Watkins Overton High School
- Uros Komadinic Jr F 6-6 210 Nov 23, 1986 Belgrade Serbia Midland High School
- D.J. Magley So F 6-9 255 Feb 3, 1989 Bradenton (FL) United States Bradenton Christian High School
- Matt Maresca Sr F 6-8 225 Nov 13, 1985 Bowling Green (KY) United States Warren Central High School
- Orlando Mendez Sr G 6-0 185 Apr 29, 1986 San Antonio (TX) United States / Mexico Charis Prep High School
- Nemanja Milosevic Sr PF 6-7 240 Jul 4, 1987 Cetinje Montenegro Slobodan Skerovic
- Steffphon Pettigrew So F 6-5 231 Mar 21, 1989 Elizabethtown (KY) United States Elizabethtown High School
- Anthony Sally Jr G 6-2 182 Apr 17, 1987 Richmond (VA) United States Chesterfield Community High School
- A.J. Slaughter Jr G 6-4 185 Aug 3, 1987 Shelbyville (KY) United States / Poland Shelbyville High School
- Jameson Tipping RS-Fr G 6-7 190 - Orangeville Canada Bradenton Christian High School
- Mike Walker Sr F 6-7 225 Sep 1, 1985 Macon (GA) United States Southwest Magnet High School

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

2008-2009 Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Orlando Mendez NABC All-District (24) First Team
A.J. Slaughter NABC All-District (24) First Team
Orlando Mendez Sun Belt Player of the Year
Orlando Mendez All-Sun Belt First Team
A.J. Slaughter All-Sun Belt Second Team
A.J. Slaughter Sun Belt Tournament MVP
Sergio Kerusch Sun Belt All-Tournament Team
Orlando Mendez Sun Belt All-Tournament Team
A.J. Slaughter Sun Belt All-Tournament Team

2008-2009 Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters A. Slaughter O. Mendez S. Kerusch S. Pettigrew J. Evans
Rotation A. Sally D. Cvoro   D. Magley  
Lim PT     M. Walker M. Maresca  
Lim PT     U. Komadinic J. Aguilar  

2008-2009 Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
A.J. Slaughter 32 34.6 16.0 3.1 3.6 1.3 0.0 2.1
Orlando Mendez 34 33.4 14.2 4.1 4.1 1.1 0.2 2.1
Steffphon Pettigrew 34 29.6 12.7 5.1 0.8 0.6 0.2 1.6
Sergio Kerusch 34 24.8 11.2 7.4 0.4 0.5 0.1 1.5
Jeremy Evans 34 25.4 8.8 5.7 0.3 0.6 2.0 1.0
Anthony Sally 34 21.4 4.1 2.7 2.7 0.8 0.0 2.5
Uros Komadinic 10 5.7 2.9 0.8 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.5
D.J. Magley 34 10.9 2.5 2.5 0.4 0.3 0.3 0.8
Dejan Cvoro 24 11.4 1.7 1.4 0.9 0.3 0.2 0.8
Japeth Aguilar 14 5.1 1.5 0.9 0.0 0.1 0.4 0.3
Mike Walker 25 9.0 0.7 1.8 0.4 0.2 0.2 0.8
Matt Maresca 23 5.4 0.6 1.6 0.4 0.1 0.0 0.1

2008-2009 Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Front Office

Staff Member Position Start Season Previous Job
David Boyden Assistant Coach 2008-2009 N/A
Lawrence Brenneman Assistant Coach 2008-2009 N/A