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Kansas transfer Dwight Coleby commits to Western Kentucky

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Rick Stansbury strikes again.

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Kansas transfer Dwight Coleby committed to Western Kentucky and will be immediately eligible, according to Jon Rothstein of FanRag Sports.

The Hilltoppers will be Coleby’s third stop in his college career. He spent the first two seasons at Ole Miss before transferring to Kansas, and then ultimately to Western Kentucky.

Coleby has struggled to make a major impact at either of his Power 5 stops. The best season of his career was during his sophomore year at Ole Miss. He averaged 5.4 points and 4.8 rebounds per game in limited minutes off the bench. He was never able to find consistent minutes in the Jayhawk rotation, however, and his role likely would not have increased much next season.

As a senior, Coleby has an opportunity to provide a veteran presence on a team that has been lauded for its incoming freshmen. A frontcourt consisting of Coleby and McDonald’s All-American Mitchell Robinson could prove to be a major problem for opponents in Conference USA.

Most importantly, his commitment shows that Rick Stansbury remains one of the biggest forces on the recruiting trail when he has his eyes set on a recruit.