Price marks third loss for WKU hoops

Jonah Phillips

The WKU basketball team now has lost three players since entering the offseason, not including the three graduating seniors, which brings the total to six. 

First came the announcement that DJ Clayton would be seeking a transfer not long after the conclusion of the season.  The loss of the 6-6 freshman from Oakland, California could prove to be the biggest blow to the Toppers, as Clayton was featured in 29 games last season, and starting two.  

Topper fans were looking for Clayton to fill both the offensive shoes of TJ Price and the defensive shoes of Trency Jackson.  

Next came the announcement that freshman walk-on Rob Marberry would not be returning for a second season on the squad. Marberry—a 6-8 big man from Nashville, Tennessee featured in twelve games for the Toppers last campaign, and though he is roughly 30 pounds shy of Geroge Fant’s frame, could have been looked to next season to provide a post presence in the latter’s absence. 

Finally comes the most recent news that sophomore walk-on Brandon Price is no longer a part of the program either, and is actively pursuing a scholarship elsewhere. 

This was the only statement made by WKU regarding the announcement—one that was made amidst the sophomore receiving his second drug-related citation since coming to the Hill.  

Price was cited on Saturday for drug paraphernalia and failure to wear a seat belt. He was cited by WKUPD in September of 2014 for possession of marijuana.