Western Kentucky University junior center A'Darius Pegues has decided to leave the Hilltopper basketball program, head coach Ken McDonald told WBKO Friday.
McDonald said Pegues is transferring to Georgetown (Ky.) College, though calls for information to the athletic department there had yet to be returned as of early Friday afternoon.
“A’Darius has decided it is in his best interests at this time to
continue his basketball career at Georgetown College,” McDonald said in a statement released Friday by WKU. “We support his decision, and we thank him for his contributions during his time at WKU. We wish him
all the best.”
Pegues came to the Hill out of Louisville's Western High School in 2006, but academics and injuries kept Pegues off the court at WKU. After suffering a season-ending knee injury as a high school senior, Pegues sat out his freshman season as an academic non-qualifier. Prior to his sophomore year, Pegues suffered another knee injury and was forced to redshirt the 2007-08 season.
His departure leaves the Hilltoppers without their tallest returnee - Pegues is 6-feet-10, the Toppers have three players who are 6-9. Pegues was expected to compete for playing time in WKU's frontcourt, though WKU does return its two starting forwards (Jeremy Evans and D.J. Magley) from a run to the NCAA Tournament Sweet 16.