Western Kentucky men’s basketball head coach Rick Stansbury announced Wednesday the signing of in-state prospect Dayvion McKnight (6-2, guard) to a national letter of intent in the 2020 class.

“We’re very excited to have Dayvion join our program and family,” Stansbury said in a news release. “We had the opportunity to watch him closely the past two years, and he brings as much toughness physically and mentally as any kid I’ve seen in recent years. He comes from a great high school program where he’s been coached, and also from a great family that’s instilled toughness and hard work into his life.”

Considered a top contender for the 2020 Kentucky Mr. Basketball award, McKnight averaged 17 points and 10.4 rebounds for coach Chris Gaither as a junior at Collins High School in Shelbyville.

McKnight was named a second-team All-State selection and has scored 1,217 career points entering his senior year, which ranks second in program history. He already holds Collins High School’s career records for rebounds (764) and steals (229), and ranks second with 442 assists.

The guard shot 50 percent from the field last season, as well as 33.3 percent from 3-point range and 78.8 percent from the free-throw line. His efforts helped Collins to a 23-9 record and a 30th District championship. He was also a member of the Kentucky Junior All-Star team.

McKnight is rated a three-star recruit by both 247Sports and Rivals.

Hilltoppers add Georgia golfer Meyer to recruiting class

Western Kentucky men’s golf coach Chan Metts announced Wednesday that Connery Meyer signed his national letter of intent to play for WKU beginning in the fall of 2020.

Meyer is a current senior at Mount Paran Christian School in Marietta, Ga. He boasts a 4.0 GPA in addition to a top-five finish in the Georgia High School Association State Championship.

The Georgia native brings ample amateur experience to WKU as a two-time U.S. Junior Amateur competitor and Boys’ British Amateur competitor. Meyer has also recorded four top-15 finishes with the American Junior Golf Association.

“Connery has had a very successful junior career, including his junior tour events, as well as with his high school team,” Metts said in a news release. “His work ethic both on the golf course and in the classroom fit right in with our program and how we do things here. He will be a great addition to this program, and I expect him to make an immediate positive impact in the locker room and the classroom here on The Hill.”

In addition to his recent competition experience, Meyer was also a finalist for the 2015 Drive, Chip & Putt contest at Augusta National. He was recognized as a top fundraiser in the AJGA’s Leadership Links Program in 2017, while also competing in the inaugural Mason Cup held at Olde Stone Golf Club in Bowling Green in 2018.

​— Follow WKU athletics beat writer Elliott Pratt on Twitter @EPrattBGDN or visit bgdailynews.com.


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