WKU Basketball’s Josh Anderson returns to the Hill for 2021-22

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WKU Hilltopper Josh Anderson (4) checks the instant replay after a foul call during their game against Old Dominion on March 5, 2021.

Jake Moore, Sports Editor

WKU Basketball announced via social media on Thursday that Josh Anderson will accept an extra year of eligibility from the NCAA in order to return to the Hill in the fall to play a fifth season as a Hilltopper.

The WKU Men’s Basketball twitter account originally tweeted a hint that Anderson, who wears number four, would be returning with a Will Smith GIF.

Anderson’s return was confirmed a few hours later.

“First off, I would really like to thank my family and fans in Hilltopper Nation for the love and support over the years,” Anderson said in a press release. “I would also like to thank every last one of my coaches, staff, and teammates from the past years for everything we worked through. With that being said, I have decided to come back to school for a fifth year to finish getting my degree, and also, to compete for a championship trophy.”

“I’m looking forward to the summer workouts with the team and can’t wait to see the real Diddle Arena again for one final season. GO Tops!!”

The Baton Rouge, Louisiana native has started 73 games over his four seasons at WKU. Anderson averaged 9.3 points, 3.9 rebounds and 1.3 assists over the course of the 2020-21 season while compiling 49 steals. Anderson ranks fifth all-time in program history with 168 total swipes.

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