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Former KU forward Dwight Coleby chooses Western Kentucky as transfer destination

Former Kansas forward Dwight Coleby has decided to transfer to Western Kentucky, Hilltoppers coach Rick Stansbury announced on Saturday.

Coleby, a 6-foot-9 forward from Nassau, Bahamas, who announced his plans on May to leave KU, chose Western Kentucky over Louisiana Monroe and Arkansas Little Rock.

Coleby will be immediately eligible to play in games as a graduate transfer. He averaged 1.7 points and 1.8 rebounds per game last season in limited duty for Kansas.

“As we continue to look to add veteran leadership, we’re very excited to have Dwight join our program and family,” Stansbury said in a release. “He brings invaluable experience to our frontcourt where it is much-needed following his two years at Ole Miss and his year playing at Kansas.”

Coleby’s AAU coach, Darrell Sears, told the Bowling Green Daily News that Western Kentucky’s playing in the 2017 Battle4Atlantis in Nassau was a big selling point as well as the fact “WKU is a place of tradition and basketball is a priority.”

Coleby is a good friend of Louisiana Monroe junior forward Travis Munnings. Also, Coleby knows two of the coaches at Arkansas Little Rock.

Gary Bedore: 816-234-4068, @garybedore

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