Bowling Green Hornets Home Opener March 1
We are proud to announce that the Bowling Green Hornets is now a member of the Sporting Times Broadcast Network. The home opener is Saturday March 1st against Middle Tennessee Storm in Russellville. The game is at 6pm at Russellville High School. Doors open at 5pm. Tickets are $5/Adults and $2/students. For those unable to attend the game, catch the action live on STBN only on sportingtimesmagazine.com. Click here to go there now.
Get caught up on all the Hornets team signings and more below.
February 19, 2014
The Bowling Green Hornets, led by Head Coach and General Manager, Nathan Thompson, have completed their 2014 roster with the signing of former 2013 NAIA 2nd-team All-American from Lindsey Wilson College, Kalen Kimberland. The electrifying 6-0 guard, averaged 12.8 points per game for the Blue Raiders last season, and will join fellow former teammates Chase Spreen, Wes Hanspard, and DeAntra Scott on the 2014 Hornets roster. Some may joke that the team should change their name to the “Lindsey Wilson Hornets”; however, all four of these athletes were long identified as players with tremendous potential, and having the athleticism and talent to get to the next level overseas. To view the Hornets complete roster, please visit the Hornets STBN Homepage by clicking here.
February 5, 2014
The Bowling Green Hornets and Head Coach Nathan Thompson have announced Maurice Hampton (“Squeaky”) as their team captain for the 2014 season. Hampton, known locally as the hometown star, led Russellville High School to two state tournaments and received first-team Kentucky All-State honors in 2002. He then proceeded to play collegiately all four seasons (2002-06) with Austin Peay State University where he finished his excellent career, scoring 1,320 points (15th in school history) and ranking 5th all-time in career three-pointers. From there, he took advantage of his opportunities to play 7 successful years in Europe from 2007 to 2013, including stints in the Czech Republic, United Kingdom, Greece, Cyprus, and most recently, Israel. Furthermore, to honor his career success, Russellville High School will be inducting Hampton in to the school’s Hall of Fame this upcoming Friday night.
Hampton, who played several games late last season for the Hornets, is looking to use this upcoming Hornets season to not only reconnect better with his hometown community, but also groom the next generation of young athletes who are aspiring to advance their playing careers. Furthermore, the long-time chemistry between Coach Thompson and Hampton should provide for a very entertaining and thrilling 2014 season on and off the court.
February 4, 2014
The Bowling Green Hornets have re-signed 2013 team MVP, Justin Taylor, to their 2014 roster. Furthermore, Coach Nathan Thompson has named him as alternate captain for this upcoming season. Taylor was in the top-10 of every statistical category last season, including averaging 19.3 points per game, 5.6 rebounds per game, 3.4 assists per game, and 2.4 steals per game. Furthermore, his international playing experience in Portugal, helped him immensely against league competition last season, as he came in 2nd place for 2013 League MVP and was voted as 2013 1st-team All-Star.
January 30, 2014
The Bowling Green Hornets have brought on board another player with international playing experience. 6-6 guard from Lindsey Wilson College, Chase Spreen, has signed with the Hornets, after spending last season playing professionally in Australia. Prior to going abroad, Spreen had led the Blue Raiders in scoring during the 2011-12 season, scoring 15.4 points per game, as well as averaging 4.5 rebounds per game, and 1.5 steals per game. As is the case with other members on the Hornets roster, as well as other players on member teams in the Central Basketball Association, Spreen is looking to use this season on the team, to get better opportunities in the National Basketball League of Australia (Basketball Australia, Basketball Queensland), or other playing opportunities across the globe.
January 29, 2014
A big man has signed with the Hornets: Kenyan-born, 6-9 center, John Paul Nyadaro, will join the team for the 2014 season, after completing all 4 years at Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville. Nyadaro averaged 12.2 points per game, 7.1 rebounds per game, and 1.4 blocks per game for the Trevecca Trojans in his senior season last year. Furthermore, he led the team in blocks in 3 out of his four seasons, and ranks 3rd all time in blocked shots in Trevecca Men’s Basketball history. He also became the 39th Trojan player to reach the 1000 point club, which was achieved during the 2012-2013 season. Nyadaro comes on board with some international experience as well, as he represented the Under-18 Kenyan national team in the 2006 FIBA Afrique Championship Tournament, prior to coming to the United States for college.
January 28, 2014
The Bowling Green Hornets, in only their second year in existence, will have yet another former WKU Athletics player wearing their team jersey: former WKU Football Wide Receiver, Marcus Vasquez, has agreed to terms with the Hornets for the 2014 season. Vasquez, who played all 4 football seasons at WKU, also played briefly for Ray Harper’s WKU Hilltopper Basketball late last season, in both the 2013 Sun Belt Conference Tournament and the 2013 NCAA March Madness Tournament. In fact, Vasquez is known for being the only Hilltopper to ever play in the post season in the same year for 2 different sports. He will become the fifth former Western Kentucky University Hilltopper to ever wear a Hornets jersey, as Jamal Crook, Kahlil McDonald, Teeng Akol, and Boris Siakam played for the team last year.
January 27, 2014
The Hornets have signed a second former Lindsey Wilson College athlete to their roster: 6-4 Forward, DeAntra Scott, who in his senior season last year, averaged 11.8 points per game, 5.6 rebounds per game, and 1.5 steals per game for the Blue Raiders. Scott, who finished second in scoring last season with LWC, scored in double-digits in 18 games. He also led the team in steals per game, having 2 or more steals in 16 games during the 2012-2013 season.
January 23, 2014
The Hornets sign 6-7 forward, Wesley Hanspard, who played at Lindsey Wilson College the last two seasons. Originally hailing from Oakland, California, Hanspard averaged 8.7 points per game and 3.2 rebounds per game in his senior year last season for the Blue Raiders, including 11 games in which he scored in double figures.
January 22, 2014
The Bowling Green Hornets announce the re-signing of former Transylvania University Athletics basketball guard, Michael Stone. Stone averaged 6.7 points per game and 3.7 rebounds per game for the Hornets last season, including his memorable 20 points off the bench performance in the season finale against the Middle Tennessee Storm, to help propel the Hornets to the 2013 title game.
Stay tuned, as the Hornets, over the course of the next few days, will announce key signings that will join Stone on the 2014 Hornets roster, including many notable local athletes from the Kentucky and Tennessee region. We are almost 5 weeks away from the start of the 2014 season; so get ready Hornets fans for another great season.
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