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Pro Sports Daily:
The 2013-14 season was a disappointing one for Purdue, with Matt Painter’s Boilermakers finishing 15-17 overall and 5-13 in Big Ten play. Among the players expected to lead the way next season for a group that hopes to turn things around is center A.J. Hammons, who on Wednesday announced that he’ll be returning to West Lafayette for his junior season.
As a sophomore Hammons averaged 10.8 points, 7.4 rebounds and 3.1 blocks per game, earning Honorable Mention All-Big Ten honors while also being named to the league’s All-Defensive Team.
“I’ve decided to stay and continue my education here at Purdue, and there are a lot of goals I still want to accomplish with my teammates on the court,” Hammons said in the release. “First and foremost, we want to get back to the postseason and compete for a Big Ten title. I feel like we owe our fans some better basketball.
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He’s back! As first reported by…wait for it…the fantastic pros at Gold and Black Illustrated, AJ Hammons will be returning to Purdue for his junior year.
Center A.J. Hammons will return to #Purdue for his junior season, http://t.co/DMak7bb69q has learned.
— GoldandBlack.com (@GoldandBlackcom) April 16, 2014
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