WKU BASKETBALL | Tops prepare for first practice Saturday

10/01/2016 09:00 AM

When the 5 returning basketball players from the 2015-2016 season hit the gym on Saturday in Bowling Green they might not recognize most of the faces they see. There will be a completely new coaching staff along with 8 new players to greet them.

Since coming to WKU back in late March, Rick Stansbury has wasted little time hitting the road on the recruiting trail. In the last 6 months Coach Stansbury has brought in 8 new faces to the Hill, including 3 graduate transfers who all look to make an immediate impact for the Toppers.

One of those players, Junior Lamomba comes to WKU via Providence. Lamomba started 34 games for the Friars last year but decided to play his final year in Bowling Green because he wanted to try a new position.

Another thing on Coach Stansbury’s “to-do” list is to get Kentucky and Louisville back on the Hilltoppers schedule. While WKU recently wrapped a home and home series with UL last season, the Hilltoppers haven’t faced UK since the 2012 NCAA tournament. While there are no deals currently in place, Stansbury does have an interesting proposition for both programs.

Trey Eckerle

Trey Eckerle joined cn|2 in June 2013. A graduate of WKU, Trey grew up in Louisville and enjoys having a front row seat as Director to Kentucky sports and politics. He can be reached at 502-792-1106 or trey.eckerle@charter.com

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