Stansbury lands another high-level recruit at Western Kentucky

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Rick Stansbury already has drawn a five-star recruit to Western Kentucky.

On Tuesday, he added a four-star shooting guard.

Consensus top-60 Class of 2017 recruit Josh Anderson committed to the Hilltoppers on Wednesday, according to multiple reports.

It continues Stansbury’s uncanny success in Bowling Green since taking over the program just months ago. Although, given his recruiting at Mississippi State as a head coach and Texas A&M, what he’s doing with the Hilltoppers shouldn’t be a surprise.

The first sign that Stansbury would be able to lure big-time recruits to Conference USA came in June when he convinced five-star center Mitchell Robinson, who committed to the Aggies when Stansbury was on staff, to follow him to Western Kentucky.

Now, Stansbury has added Anderson, a Baton Rouge, La. product who had offers from N.C. State, Baylor, Stanford, LSU and Florida.

“Josh Anderson is another huge grab for Western Kentucky as he gives the Hilltoppers a guard who can make plays off the dribble,” NBCSports recruiting analyst Scot Phillips said. “Coupled with five-star center Mitchell Robinson, Anderson forms a dynamic duo that will be among the conference’s best when they hit the floor. Anderson’s ability to draw defenses in with his dribble penetration will be his biggest early contribution.”

Stansbury has now gotten commitments from a top-10 and top-60 player after just a few months on the job. That’s an arsenal of players that the rest of the conference simply won’t be able to match, making the Hilltoppers the likely 2018 conference favorites 14 months before that season even begins.