BOWLING GREEN, Ky. — Former WKU Basketball guard Darius Thompson has inked his first
professional contract, signing with Zorg en Zekerheid Basketball Leiden in the
ZZ Leiden competes in the Dutch Basketball League. The team has won the national
championship three times, the NBB Cup twice and the Dutch Basketball Supercup
Thompson, a 6-foot-4 guard from Murfreesboro, Tenn., joined the Hilltoppers for the
2017-18 season as a graduate transfer from Virginia.
He left his mark on the program in just one year, starting all 38 games, averaging
35.6 minutes per contest and earning a spot on the All-Conference USA Second Team.
Thompson averaged 13.6 points, 4.8 assists and 4.2 rebounds for WKU, while netting a
team-high 54 made 3-pointers. He was also named to the C-USA All-Tournament Team.
He set a new program record for most minutes played in a season with 1,354, tied for
the most games started in a season in WKU history and finished with the fourth-most
assists in a single season (181).
Thompson’s most memorable accomplishment came at Marshall on Jan. 6, when he
recorded the second triple-double in Hilltopper history with 33 points, 10 rebounds
and 10 assists.
Thompson is the second of WKU’s three outgoing seniors to sign a professional
contract. Forward Justin Johnson has already signed with Italy’s Cagliari Dinamo