Monday, May 18, 2015

Marshall's Tamron Manning Transfers to Kentucky Wesleyan College

Marshall University's Tamron Manning has transferred to Kentucky Wesleyan College.

Here is a release from KWC:

OWENSBORO, Ky. (May 18, 2015) — Marshall guard Tamron Manning will transfer to eight-time NCAA Division II Champion Kentucky Wesleyan College for his final year of eligibility, as announced by Panther head men's basketball coach Happy Osborne.

Manning, a 6-foot-4, 210-pounder from Georgetown, Ky. (Scott County HS), played in 31 of 32 games with six starts as a junior where he was third in assists with 48 and steals with 29 for the Thundering Herd. He also averaged 3.7 points, 1.9 rebounds and 16.2 minutes per contest in 2014-15. His career-high was 16 points against King.

"I'm known him since he was six years old and I have seen him develop into an outstanding basketball player," Osborne stated. "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."

As a sophomore, he averaged 4.1 points and 1.5 assists while finishing second in steals with 32. Manning earned four starts in playing 31 of 33 games. He recorded a season-high 15 points versus Florida International.

His first season with the Thundering Herd, he lead the team in free throw shooting at 85 percent in playing 28 games with five starts. He averaged 1.3 points and 1.1 assists. His best performance was a season-high 12 points against Southern Mississippi. Manning earned C-USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll recognition by having a grade point average of 3.0 or better.

At Scott County, Manning received first team all-state honors as a junior (2011) and a senior (2012) plus 11th Region Player of the Year recognition his final season.

He averaged 15.3 points and 6.4 rebounds as well as shooting 42.6 percent from the field, 41.1 percent from three-point range and 70.1 percent at the free throw line as a senior. rated him as a three-star recruit.

The Cardinals finished the 2012 season with a 34-5 record and a runner-up finish at the state tournament for head coach Billy Hicks.

Manning's other post season honors include selection to the Kentucky-Indiana all-star game as a junior and senior and to the Kentucky-Ohio all-star game as a junior plus the All-11th Region team as a sophomore.

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