The Western Kentucky basketball program announced Friday that guard Payton Hulsey and forward Aaron Adeoye will not return for the 2014-15 season and that strength and conditioning coach Brandon Kuhn has resigned.

Adeoye, a junior in 2013-14, averaged 4.3 rebounds and 3.6 points while shooting 38.7 percent from the field.

A transfer from John A. Logan College, Adeoye played at Ball State in 2011-12 and was named to the all-freshman team in the Mid-American Conference.

Hulsey averaged 3.1 points, 2.7 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game while shooting 40.6 percent from the field and 69.1 percent from the line.

He originally signed with Lipscomb out of Southwind High School in Memphis, Tenn.

Kuhn spent three seasons at WKU after graduating from Angelo State in 2006 and after receiving a master’s degree from Texas Tech, where he was the head strength and conditioning coach for the Red Raiders’ basketball team in 2010-11.

The Hilltoppers have signed guards Avery Patterson (Wheeler High School, Marietta, Ga.) and Derrick Clayton (Elev8 Sports Institute, Delray Beach, Fla.) and forward Justin Johnson (Perry County Central) for the 2014-15 season. Forward Rob Marberry (Franklin Road Academy, Nashville) also has committed to play for WKU next season.

The signing period for Division I basketball begins April 16 and runs through May 21.

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