Hilltopper Hysteria showcases WKU’s depth

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Dec 18, 2013; Bowling Green, KY, USA; Southern Miss Golden Eagles forward Aaron Brown (22) yells at Western Kentucky Hilltoppers forward Chris Harrison-Docks (51) during the second half at E.A. Diddle Arena. Western Kentucky won 68-65. Mandatory Credit: Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports

Entering this season, the Tops’ point-guard situation is the best it’s been since the Tyrone Brazelton and Orlando Mendez-Valdez duo during the 2007-08 season. Chris Harrison-Docks, last year’s floor general and Sun Belt Freshman of the Year, returns to run the offense in his second season on the Hill. The Butler transfer played in 24 games last season, averaging 9.9 points per game, and solidified himself as the starting point guard by the end of the season. CHD showed above-average handles and a smooth outside shooting stroke his freshman year, and will look to become a better distributor this year. (His assist-to-turnover ratio was 52:55 last season.)

Backing up CHD will be senior Kevin Kaspar, who missed the final 16 games of last season with a meniscus injury. Kaspar’s career has been plagued by injuries, but he provides experience and a long-range shooting touch – while making few mistakes – which is all you can ask from a quality backup. Other players may see spot minutes at this position throughout the season, but expect Kaspar to play the bulk of backup minutes.