Former Scott County star Tamron Manning will transfer from Marshall to Kentucky Wesleyan for his final year of eligibility, men's basketball coach Happy Osborne announced Monday.
Manning, a 6-foot-4, 210-pound guard, played in 31 of 32 games with six starts as a junior for the Thundering Herd. He was third on the team in assists with 48 and steals with 29, and averaged 3.7 points, 1.9 rebounds and 16.2 minutes per game.
"I'm known him since he was 6 years old and I have seen him develop into an outstanding basketball player," Osborne said. "Tamron can play all three spots on the perimeter and guard four positions on defense. He's an elite defender. Offensively, he can get into the lane to create scoring opportunities for his teammates an excellent chance of scoring."
Osborne added, "It's very important we recruit Kentucky hard. Tamron and Owensboro's Justin Miller are two of our three recruits for the 2015-16 season so far. Central Kentucky is obviously a region that has priority in recruiting and having Tamron and junior-to-be guard Ken-Jah Bosley from Richmond, on our team gives us a strong presence in that area."
At Scott County, Manning received first-team all-state honors as a junior (2011) and a senior (2012), and he was named 11th Region Player of the Year as a senior.