Graduate transfer Aaron Cosby being leaned on for leadership and some point guard play at WKU

Graduate transfer Aaron Cosby being leaned on for leadership and some point guard play at WKU

An experienced guard known more his time at the two spot during his time at Seton Hall and Illinois, fifth-year graduate transfer Aaron Cosby welcomes the challenges to become more at Western Kentucky.

Hilltoppers head coach Ray Harper wants the Louisville native to take a leadership role both on and off the court. Harper is also putting the ball is Cosby's hand and asking him to run point at times.

"He's been terrific," said Harper. "I'm so excited in what he has brought to the table. Not only in terms of what he's on the court, but being a leader with some of these young guys in the locker room and off the court. Aaron has always been labeled a scorer and I was a little concerned how he would adjust to going back and playing some point guard, but he's embraced it. He and I have had a lot of conversations about that and I don't think he wants to be labeled just a scorer, I think he wants to be labeled as a very good and a very well-rounded basketball player and up to this point as what he's shown us as a staff."

Cosby appears ready to flourish in his increased role.  He led the Hilltoppers with 22 points in the exhibition win over Lindsay Wilson College.

"I'm enjoying it," he said. "Being able to play both (positions), being able to help my teammates is important and being a leader out there, as well as scoring the ball is important, so I'm enjoying it."

WKU closes exhibition play on Friday night at Diddle Arena against Kentucky Weslyan. The Tops official tip off the 2015-16 season when they host Campbellsville as part of the Gulf Coast Showcase on Saturday, Nov. 14.


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