The morning after Charles Bassey’s big announcement on returning (More on that later) to WKU, fellow WKU forward Moustapha Diagne announces his transfer from the program.
Diagne was once a highly sought after recruit. (ESPN Top 100) Originally committing to Syracuse before eventually transferring to Northwest Florida C.C. in Tallahassee, FL before joining the Hilltoppers in 2016.
Camron Justice a former Kentucky Mr. Basketball in 2015 is on the market and looking for a new home, could WKU be that home? This would be a way that 3 of the last 4 Mr. Basketball could team up, with Carson Williams and Taveion Hollingsworth.
Coming out of high school Justice was a 3-star player from Knott County Central according to 247 sports, had offers from Tennessee, UAB, Clemson, WKU and ultimately picked Vanderbilt.
After the 2017 season Justice decided to transfer to IUPUI in Indianapolis, IN. While at IUPUI Justice averaged 18.6 points a game 3 rebounds and 2 assists a game while playing 32 minutes a game.
Coming out of High School Justice held an offer from Western Kentucky then coached by Ray Harper. Would be interesting to see if Rick Stansbury makes a move for Justice as a grad transfer. Justice is a 6’3 point guard who could fill the opening left by Lamonte Bearden.
This weekend WKU basketball is set to host potential transfer Kenny Cooper who played last year for Lipscomb (Nashville, TN). Corey Evans of Rivals.com reports.
Last season Cooper averaged 9.8 ppg, 4.5 apg, & 3.5 rpg. The 6ft Junior transfer will be eligible to play immediately.
With the addition of Cooper this would fill the hole left by Lamonte Bearden (Graduated) and Dalano Banton (Transfer). With other schools involved in the recruitment of Cooper such as, Butler, Virginia Tech, Missouri State, Southern Illinois, and Loyola Chicago.
A staple of the Rick Stansbury era at WKU has been transfers and I believe WKU has a good shot at putting themselves in the drivers seat for landing Cooper next season.
Here is a video of Coopers game winner vs NC State in the NIT quarter finals last month.
Former South Carolina RB Ty’son Williams a 4 star recruit coming out of high school (274 overall) cuts his list to 4-
Coming out of High School Ty’son had offers from schools like Clemson, Michigan, Wisconsin, Georgia, Notre Dame, and North Carolina. In January of 2015 Williams enrolled at the University of North Carolina before eventually transferring to South Carolina in 2016. Williams would be eligible immediately this season.
Williams was the second leading rusher in 2017 for the gamecocks with 471 yards. In 2018 he rushed for 328 yards in 8 games.