Hilltoppers sign JUCO guard Brashear to 2021-22 roster


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WKU head coach Rick Stansbury standing on the sideline while his team plays against UTSA on March 11, 2021. WKU won 80-67 over the Roadrunners advancing to the Semi-final against UAB. 

Kaden Gaylord-Day, Men's basketball reporter

WKU Men’s Basketball head coach Rick Stansbury announced the signing of junior college (JUCO) transfer Sherman Brashear to his 2021-22 roster on Wednesday.

Brashear announced his commitment to WKU via Twitter back in July. The 6’5 guard comes from Panola College in Carthage, Texas. He will have four seasons of eligibility remaining.

“We’re excited to have Sherman join our program. The first time I had the chance to see him was when he was named MVP of one of the most prestigious junior-college events in the country this summer,” Stansbury said in a press release.  “He brings a tremendous ability to shoot the ball, and he’s a tough guard who brings length and rebounding ability. On top of that, he’s a high-character young man.”

Brashear – a Dallas, Texas, native – appeared in 17 games last season for Panola with eight starts. He averaged 11 points and 6.2 rebounds per game while shooting 36.4% from behind the three-point line.

The guard had a season-high of 24 points against Lamar State College on March 6, leading his team to a 77-74 victory while making 6 of 11 3-point shots in the process.

He was named the tournament MVP of the JA48 Junior College event last month after averaging 23 points per game and shooting 47.6% from long range, an honor that earned the guard some national buzz.

Before joining Panola College, Brashear attended Rockwall High School in Texas where he was awarded 11-6A First Team All-District honors.

Men’s basketball reporter Kaden Gaylord-Day can be reached at [email protected]. Follow him on Twitter @_KLG3.