Brangers, Idehen no longer enrolled at WKU

Jeremy Chisenhall

Redshirt junior shooting guard Jordan Brangers is no longer enrolled at WKU, according to the WKU online student directory.

The news of Brangers’ absence from the directory surfaced around 3 p.m. Monday afternoon.

“After a standard review completed of all WKU transfer students, junior guard Jordan Brangers has not met NCAA transfer requirements and is no longer a member of the Hilltopper program,” WKU Basketball released in a statement Monday afternoon.

Brangers, who was expected to start as shooting guard for the Hilltoppers this season, is a transfer from South Plains College, a junior college in Levelland, Texas. He holds the single-season three-point shooting record at South Plains, as he made 151 attempts last year.

He ranked fourth in the nation for points scored among JUCO players last season. That shooting helped him lead South Plains to a third-place finish in the NJCAA Men’s Basketball National Tournament.

He was also named the Western Junior College Athletic Conference Player of the Year, and the Region V Player of the Year in 2017. He was the No. 3 JUCO recruit in the nation after the 2016-2017 season, according to

Brangers originally committed to Texas Tech on Sept. 19, 2016, but then de-committed and signed a letter of intent with WKU on April 12, 2017.

Brangers traveled with the WKU basketball team to Costa Rica, contributing to three wins overseas by scoring 15.7 points per game, and hitting four 3-pointers per contest.

Brangers is a Kentucky native, having finished his high school career at Eastern High School in Louisville.

Brangers’ departure comes at the time of other major news for the basketball program as it has recently been revealed that McDonald’s All-American Mitchell Robinson has returned to campus. Additionally, three-star recruit Robinson Idehen did not enroll in time to play this semester. Idehen attended WKU as a student in the spring 2017 semester, but is currently in London. Idehen, a 6 foot 9, 210-pound center from Modesto Christian School in Modesto, California and originally from Spain, averaged 15.8 points, 8.7 rebounds and 2.8 blocks in his last season at Modesto Christian.

In addition to that, the Hilltoppers just landed a recruitment from JUCO transfer Matthew Horton for the 2018 season.

Horton, a 6 foot 10 forward from Shelton State, committed to WKU late Saturday night. In his freshman season at Shelton State, he played 27 games, and averaged 5.7 points, 5.1 rebounds and 1.7 blocks per game. Horton chose WKU over the University of Arkansas and Georgetown University, according to Brad Stephens of the Bowling Green Daily News.

Correction: The Herald previously stated that Brangers signed a letter of intent with WKU April 12, 2016. He signed a letter of intent April 12, 2017. The Herald regrets the error. 

Reporter Jeremy Chisenhall can be reached at 859-760-0198 and [email protected]. Follow him on Twitter at @JSChisenhall.