Originally posted on Boiled Sports  |  Last updated 4/15/14
Late last weekend, the news of Trevor Thompson’s commitment to Thad Matta broke…and in its wake there was gnashing of teeth and wringing of hands. Thompson’s decision has some implications, some might not be obvious on the surface. Some Purdue fans on the KHC board are convinced that Trevor Thompson not committing to Purdue is an indicator of a bad state of things in West Lafayette. I can see the point, honestly, but I’d argue, the worst sign of the state of the program has come in early March of the past two seasons, not in April when a transfer decides to play elsewhere. Purdue’s not making the tournament twice in a row indicates a pretty grim state of affairs as we all know…everything else is window dressing. Purdue has gotten recruiting wins in the past three years, but a developmental program being like everyone else on the current landscape of college basketball, as it hemorrhages players is what’s killing Painter and Purdue right now, not the loss of Trevor Thompson’s ilk. B...
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