BOWLING GREEN, Ky. — A highly successful spring of all-star games for the WKU men’s
basketball team’s signing class comes to a close this weekend with two in-state
players in action.
Hilltopper signee guards Taveion Hollingsworth and Jake Ohmer are set to represent
the Bluegrass in the annual Kentucky-Indiana All-Star Classic series.
The series begins Saturday with a game between the states’ best at Bankers Life
Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. They’ll meet again Sunday at the Frankfort Convention
Center in Frankfort, Ky.
Hollingsworth – a 6-foot-2 guard out of Paul Laurence Dunbar High School in
Lexington, Ky. – earned an automatic spot on the Kentucky squad as this year’s
Kentucky Mr. Basketball award winner.
Hollingsworth has already had a standout spring on the all-star circuit, earning
most valuable player honors in both the Derby Festival Basketball Classic and the
Ohio-Kentucky All-Star Game.
The guard was also named the Kentucky Gatorade Player of the Year. He’s the sixth
Kentucky Mr. Basketball in WKU history and the first since Elizabethtown’s Steffphon
Pettigrew in 2007.
Ohmer, a 6-foot guard out of Scott High School in Taylor Mill, Ky., previously
competed this spring in the KABC East-West All-Star Game.
The guard had a storybook run through this year’s Kentucky state basketball
tournament, scoring 106 points across three games and leading his squad to the
semifinals before falling by one point to eventual state champion Bowling Green. His
106 points in three games tied him for the 13th-most ever scored in a single
Kentucky state tourney.
Ohmer received the Larry Conley Ultimate Teammate Award at the state tournament and
was also named to the all-tournament team.
Other all-star appearances this spring by the Hilltopper signing class include
center Mitchell Robinson in the McDonald’s All American Game and Jordan Brand
Classic, guard Josh Anderson in the Iverson Roundball Classic and junior-college
guard Jordan Brangers in the NJCAA Men’s Basketball Coaches Association All-Star
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