BOWLING GREEN, Ky. — Former WKU Hilltopper Basketball forward Dwight Coleby is
headed overseas with the rest of his outgoing senior teammates after signing his
first professional contract with Liege Basket in Belgium.
Liege Basket competes in the Pro Basketball League, the highest-tier league in
Belgium. Liege Basket is a one-time winner of the Belgium Cup and a two-time
champion of the Belgium Supercup.
Coleby, a 6-foot-9 native of Nassau, Bahamas, came to WKU for the 2017-18 season as
a graduate transfer from Kansas.
He made an immediate impact for the Hilltoppers, averaging 11.1 points and eight
rebounds per game while shooting 59.8 percent from the field and starting 37 of 38
Coleby finished the season with 11 double-doubles after registering just one in his
first three years of college ball. He tied for seventh in WKU history for blocks in
a single season with 66 and sixth in games started in one season with 37.
The big man was especially dominant in front of his hometown friends and family as
the Hilltoppers notched victories over Purdue and SMU in the Battle 4 Atlantis in
After wrapping up his collegiate career, Coleby competed in the NBA Summer League
with the New Orleans Pelicans. He was the first Hilltopper to play in the Summer
League directly after graduation since former WKU guard T.J. Price in 2015.
Coleby also represented his home country of the Bahamas this year in FIBA World Cup
He joins fellow outgoing WKU seniors Justin Johnson (Cagliari Dinamo Academy/Italy)
and Darius Thompson (Zorg en Zekerheid Basketball Leiden/The Netherlands) with pro
In fact, in WKU head coach Rick Stansbury’s two seasons at the helm, all eight
outgoing seniors have signed pro contracts after leaving The Hill. All five seniors
from the 2016-17 campaign – Que Johnson, Pancake Thomas, Junior Lomomba, Anton
Waters and Ben Lawson – found pro opportunities overseas.