Purdue Basketball’s Spring 2012 Recruiting Strategy

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With the grind of AAU basketball tournaments every weekend and the crazy competition for top 150 recruits, high major programs must figure out their strategy to land the best prospects possible. Purdue is no different. With Purdue already having four […]

Rankings and Spankings: Purdue’s 2012-2013 recruits, Miscellaneous Notes

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On a boring Wednesday, the recruiting services unleashed their not-so-scientific rankings of high school and prep school basketball players. Rivals, Scout.com, and CBS Sports all published lists on April 18th. Here’s a recap: Rivals While Rivals.com released their final 2012 […]

Monday Night Musings: John Hart to Transfer, 2012-2013 Roster Talk, Recruiting Talk

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John Hart Transfers The not so shocking, but important news is that John Hart has decided to leave the Purdue program and take advantage of a 5th year transfer rule. Under this rule, Hart will be allowed to transfer from […]

Purdue Basketball 2012-2013 Roster Speculation

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Matt Painter had a press conference Monday to wrap-up the 2011-2012 season. Michael Osipoff of the Post-Tribune recapped all of Matt Painter’s comments in Monday’s story (LINK). I recommend reading all of Osipoff’s story because there are great tidbits about […]

Scouting Notes from the ESPNHS All-American Championship: Ronnie Johnson

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Purdue signee Ronnie Johnson played in the ESPN High School All-American Championship game in New Orleans on April 1st. Johnson played for the North squad who narrowly fell to the South in the final seconds 86-85. For a full roster […]

Scouting Report: Rapheal Davis and Jay Simpson

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In the ESPN National High School Invitational, LaLumiere Academy of LaPorte, IN (6th seed) took on 3rd seeded Montverde Academy (FL). As you may know, LaLumiere features two Purdue signees, Rapheal Davis and Jay Simpson, so this game was an […]

End of March Smorgasbord of Purdue Basketball & Football News

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It’s that time again — a news update for both Purdue basketball and football. Even though basketball has now officially ended and the football team is in spring camp, there’s lots to discuss: Purdue’s basketball recruits got some love from […]

Reports: Brad Stevens to Illinois?

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After news that Shaka Smart turned down the Illinois job offer, the Illini faithful got a bit worried. And to add to their anxiety, there were subsequent reports that Alabama’s Anthony Grant and Florida State’s Leonard Hamilton were not interested […]

Basketball Recruit Profile: Trency Jackson

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Matt Painter is hot on the recruiting trail. This time, it’s at the Junior College National Championships, featuring Northwest Florida Junior College. Among their players is 6-2 guard Trency Jackson, who is currently being recruited by Purdue, Pitt, Cincinnati, Wichita State, […]

Boilermaker Smorgasbord: Midweek Notes

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Although basketball season has come to a heartbreaking close and football season is nearly a half year away, there is still lots of Purdue sports news. Let’s review: Purdue football spring practice is in full swing after spring break. The […]

Purdue’s Keys to the Game Against Kansas

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Purdue has its work cut out for it when they play second seeded Kansas in Omaha on Sunday night (8:40 EST on TNT). The Jayhawks have an imposing front court led by 6-10 forward Thomas Robinson (17.9 ppg/11.8 rpg) and […]

Purdue TGIF/Boilers’ Opening NCAA Tourney Game vs. St. Mary’s

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There is a full preview of the St. Mary’s Gaels and how the Boilermakers match-up with them here (LINK), but here is a recap of Purdue relevant news during this most glorious week of college basketball. Matt Painter has made […]