Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Kentucky Adds Jonny David, Dillon Pulliam as Walk-ons for 2015-16

The Kentucky Wildcats have added Jonny David and Dillon Pulliam as walk-ons for the 2015-16 season.

David is a freshman from Mt. Lebanon (Pa.) High School. He averaged 18.5 points per game last season and led Mt. Lebanon to a sectional championship.

Pulliam is a 6-foot-3 sophomore who transfers to UK from Transylvania University. He averaged 4.8 points and 3.4 rebounds per game for the Pioneers last season.

Per NCAA transfer rules, Pulliam will have to sit out the 2015-16 season and will be eligible to join the team in 2016.

LEXINGTON, Ky. – The Kentucky men’s basketball team has added Jonny David and Dillon Pulliam as walk-ons for the 2015-16 season. With the addition of David and Pulliam, UK’s roster stands at 14 entering the 2015-16 academic year.

David, a freshman, joins Kentucky after a productive final season at Mt. Lebanon High School, where he averaged 18.5 points per game in his senior year. The 6-foot-2 guard earned all-state honors while leading Mt. Lebanon to a sectional championship.

A prolific 3-point shooter, David was a 1,000-point scorer during his career at Mt. Lebanon. The Pittsburgh native was a two-time all-section honoree.

“I am thankful for the opportunity to be a part of the Kentucky basketball program,” David said. “I’m also very excited to be a part of the Big Blue Nation and can’t wait to see what the future holds for me and my teammates.”

Pulliam comes to Kentucky after a season at Transylvania University. The 6-3 sophomore guard played in 25 games for the Pioneers, averaging 4.8 points and 3.4 rebounds per game.

At Harrison County High School, Pulliam was a five-year member of the varsity basketball team. During his career, he made the All-10th Region Team three times, was named the district tournament MVP and was a member of the school’s 1,000-point club.

Pulliam finished his career at Harrison County fifth in career scoring, third in career 3-point field goals and set a school record for most 3-point field goals made in a game with nine.

Per NCAA transfer rules, Pulliam will have to sit out the 2015-16 season. He will be eligible starting in the fall of 2016.

“I’m excited to be a part of the UK basketball program and have the opportunity to play with other talented players under a great coaching staff,” Pulliam said. “Growing up in the state of Kentucky, I know how awesome Big Blue Nation is and I can’t wait for the season to start.”

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