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Dunbar star picks Western Kentucky over walk-on spot at UK

Photo by Tim Webb

Photo by Tim Webb

Kentucky’s going to need A LOT of players to fill the roster next year. With Dominique Hawkins and Derek Willis graduating, the staff will look to add one or two talented Kentucky high school stars to the roster, and Dunbar’s Taveion Hollingsworth seemed to be high on that list. Today, the three-star point guard signed with Western Kentucky, becoming the latest addition to Rick Stansbury’s impressive recruiting class, which ranks in the top ten in the country.

With zero commits and several prospects waiting until the spring to announce, Kentucky’s interest in Hollingsworth, the frontrunner for the state’s Mr. Basketball award, probably wouldn’t have picked up until March or April. According to WKYT’s Steve Moss, Hollingsworth said Kentucky asked him to hold off on today’s signing and walk on at Kentucky, but he didn’t want to wait, choosing a scholarship spot at Western instead.

“They have other players they want and I didn’t want to wait it out for them to offer,” he said via Chad Bishop. “So I chose now.”

Congrats to Hollingsworth, whose future in Bowling Green looks bright.



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5 Comments for Dunbar star picks Western Kentucky over walk-on spot at UK

  1. Cmart0907
    5:06 pm November 9, 2016 Permalink

    Can you really blame the kid?

    • RealCatsFan
      5:20 pm November 9, 2016 Permalink

      Nope, “a bird in hand is worth two in the bush”, or something like that. Whatever the hell that saying means… 😉

  2. kycats13
    5:27 pm November 9, 2016 Permalink

    Can’t blame the kid, best of luck. To me it makes sense to take at least one Kentucky kid every year to keep the Kentucky flavor to the team, even if that means missing out on a marginal one and done. Just say’n

    • KatsKlaws
      7:18 pm November 9, 2016 Permalink

      Wow we have become spoiled…we can pass on “marginal” one and dones now…whatever that is…

  3. aj007
    6:44 pm November 9, 2016 Permalink

    It’s hard to ask a kid to sit and wait for a spot to open up. Especially someone like Taveion. WKU might be brewing something special over there. Good luck to him.