WKU Lands Another Commit for 2008 Class

By: James Brandenburg Email
By: James Brandenburg Email

With as many as five scholarship seniors on its 2007-08 roster, WKU men's basketball has holes to fill with the recruiting class of 2008.

So far it's two down, two or three to go.

The Hilltoppers netted their second commitment from the class of 2008 Tuesday when Bradenton (Fla.) Christian School's Jameson Tipping told WKU coach Darrin Horn he's headed to the Hill.

BCS coach David Magley confirmed the news to WBKO Tuesday.

Tipping - an Orangeville, Ontario native - comes to WKU from the same school as David's son D.J., who's a Hilltopper freshman this fall.

The 6-4, 165 pound Tipping projects as a shooting guard on the collegiate level according to Magley, but the coach also says he believes Tipping has the skills to play point guard at WKU.

According to Magley, Horn first took note of Tipping a couple years ago. At the time, Tipping played at the Pendleton School on the campus of the IMG Academy in Bradenton. He's since transferred to BCS and recently visited WKU's campus as part of the Hilltoppers' team camp.

Tipping's family wasn't unfamiliar with WKU before his visit to team camp, however. Tipping's brother Jesse scored four points for Brock (CA) University in an exhibition game at E.A. Diddle Arena in 2004.

Tipping adds to a recruiting class that already included O'Fallon (MO) Fort Zumwalt West HS guard Ron Waller. The 6-3 Waller committed to the Hilltoppers in October.

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