Hilltoppers get former Kentucky Mr. Basketball in NKU transfer Carson Williams

Matt Stahl

WKU basketball landed another transfer today, as 2016 Kentucky Mr. Basketball Carson Williams announced that he will join the Hilltopper program.

Williams, a 6-5 forward who will have to sit out the 2018-19 season under NCAA transfer rules, comes from Northern Kentucky University and is a native of Owenten, Kentucky.

“It’s obvious that Carson has to sit out a year,” WKU head coach Rick Stansbury said in a press release. “But after watching his game films and finding more out about him, he’s absolutely too good of a player and too good of a person to not have as part of our basketball program. He comes from a great family and is a great student.”

In his two seasons at NKU, Williams started 61 games. Last season he averaged 12 points and 5.6 rebounds per game for an NKU team that won the regular season championship in the Horizon league.

Williams will be the second former Mr. Basketball on WKU’s roster, joining Taveion Hollingsworth who won in 2017. Williams won the award in 2016, his senior year at Owen County High School.