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A.J. Hammons, starting center for the Purdue Boilermakers was suspended for three games by head coach Matt Painter on Monday for violating team rules. Painter would not elaborate on what rules were violated but it had to be pretty serious to suspend the 7-foot, 251 pound center.
Last year Hammons was one of the best freshmen in the Big 10 averaging 10.6 points and 6 rebound per game. Painter expects the center to have a breakout season after he came back in better shape.
In a statement released by the athletics department, Painter said he holds his players to certain expectations and when they fail to meet those they will be accountable. Hammons will sit out both exhibition games against Indianapolis and Wayne State as well as Purdue’s official season opener Nov. 8 against Northern Kentucky.
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Purdue coach Matt Painter suspended starting center A.J. Hammons for three games Monday for violating team rules.
Painter did not elaborate on what rules were violated.
Hammons will sit out exhibition games Oct. 30 against Indianapolis and Nov. 4 against Wayne State (Neb.) as well as the season-opener Nov. 8 against Northern Kentucky.
A year ago, Hammons was one of the Big Ten...
This is why we can't have nice things. And a 7-foot center who everyone is ready to be a mutha in '13-'14 and potentially NBA-ready is indeed a nice thing. However, AJ Hammons has found a way to fit his lanky frame into Matt Painter's doghouse yet again.
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Matt Painter is turning Purdue into his kind of team.
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Hey, it's progress...
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