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Western Kentucky to Host Pro Day on October 11

Western Kentucky and head coach Rick Stansbury will host a Pro Day to showcase players for NBA scouts on October 11 at E.A. Diddle Arena.

Here are details from WKU:

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. — WKU Hilltopper Basketball will host a Pro Day to showcase its players for NBA scouts at 2:30 p.m. CT on Thursday, Oct. 11 at E.A. Diddle Arena, head coach Rick Stansbury announced Wednesday.

Scouts from all NBA teams and media are welcome to attend the Pro Day, which will be a credentialed event and is closed to the general public.

The Hilltoppers went 27-11 in 2017-18, their most wins in 10 seasons and the most in the state of Kentucky last year, while advancing to the semifinals of the NIT for the first time since 1954.

Returning players from that team include sophomore guard Taveion Hollingsworth, the all-time leading freshman scorer in WKU history, as well as redshirt senior guard Lamonte Bearden, redshirt junior forward Moustapha Diagne, sophomore forward Marek Nelson and sophomore guards Josh Anderson and Jake Ohmer.

WKU also added several transfers in graduate senior forward Desean Murray (formerly at Auburn), redshirt junior forward Jared Savage (Austin Peay) and junior forward Matt Horton (Shelton State Community College). Junior forward Carson Williams (Northern Kentucky) and junior guard Patrick Murphy (Martin Methodist) will sit out this year per transfer rules.

The Hilltoppers’ top-20 recruiting class includes four freshmen: Center Charles Bassey, a five-star prospect rated in the top 10 nationally, as well as forward Tolu Smith and guards Dalano Banton and Jeremiah Gambrell.

WKU ranks third in NCAA history in regular-season league titles (42), seventh in 20-win seasons (44), eighth in all-time winning percentage (.661) and 17th in all-time wins (1,775).

The program has a storied history at the professional level with 35 NBA Draft picks and 20-plus former Hilltoppers currently playing pro ball in the United States and overseas. In Stansbury’s first two seasons at WKU, all eight outgoing seniors have signed a contract to play professional basketball.

How to follow the Hilltoppers: For complete information on WKU Hilltopper Basketball, follow the team’s social media channels, @WKUBasketball on Twitter, @WKUBasketball on Instagram, and WKU Basketball on Facebook.

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