Geoff Burke, USA Today Sports

Darius Thompson signs with Western Kentucky

Rick Stansbury, Western Kentucky reeled in Virginia graduate transfer Darius Thompson.

Virginia graduate transfer Darius Thompson signed with Western Kentucky on Thursday, per a source. 

Thompson, a native of Murfreesboro, opted for the Hilltoppers, who are located just a list more than a hour North of his hometown, over a host of schools, including high major options. 

As a junior, Thompson played 20.8 minutes a game and averaged 6.2 points and 2.2 assists per contest.  Thompson made 26 three-pointers on the year and shot 35.1-percent from behind the three-point arc. 

Thompson will be eligible to play for the Hilltoppers right away. 

To go with Thompson, Western Kentucky will have a major influx of talent to their roster next season, as they boast the nation's No. 12 overall recruiting class. 

Rick Stansbury signed 2017 center Mitchell Robinson, Scout's No. 8 overall prospect, as well as top 60 recruit Josh Anderson, and five other high school and junior college prospects. 

Thompson started his career at Tennessee, before transferring to Virginia following the 2013-2014 season.


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