Younger Siakim to be in uniform for Hornets at RHS tonight

Posted on April 18, 2014 5:57 PM

When the Bowling Green Hornets take the floor tonight at Jim Young Gymnasium, their newest player will be 6-7 forward from IUPUI, 26-year old Christian Siakam. Christian is better known to the Bowling Green community as the younger brother of former Western Kentucky Hilltopper Boris Siakam, who played all four years of college for WKU from 2004 to 2008, as well as playing with the Hornets in 2013.

Christian has spent the last three years playing professional basketball in Bahrain, where he averaged 23.2 points per game and 16.8 rebounds per game during the 2013 season. Prior to playing abroad, Christian spent all four years of college in Indianapolis with the Jaguars, where he averaged 8.5 points per game and 5.8 rebounds per game during his senior year in 2010.

With his signing to the Hornets roster, Christian will become yet another member of their dominating front court, joining 6-7 O’Karo Akamune (Western Kentucky), 6-10 John Paul Nyadaro (Trevecca Nazarene), and 6-10 A’Darius Pegues (Campbellsville).

Christian becomes the eighth former NCAA Division-I player to sign with the Hornets this season, and the fifth player on the Hornets roster with international playing experience. With three games remaining in the Central Basketball Association season, Christian is expected to help Coach Nathan Thompson and the Hornets (3-4) put together a late-season winning streak in an attempt to sneak into the post-season. Christian, will make his season debut this Friday for the Hornets, alongside A’Darius Pegues, versus the first place Chattanooga Rail Runners (5-1) at Russellville High School at 7 p.m.

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This will be the Hornets’ final game at RHS this season. Owner Waseem Moorad will take his team to Lindsey Wilson College for their final ‘home’ game, since several of the players are from the Columbia-Campbellsville area.


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