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A.J. HAMMONS RUMORS & GOSSIP

AUDIO: Purdue’s A.J. Hammons discusses his development and potential

As frustratingly inconsistent as A.J. Hammons has been, he’ll probably get drafted in June. Likely in the first round, perhaps late lottery. Sports Illustrated claims that 17% of the population which is 7 feet or taller play in the NBA. Hammons is 7’0 and he’ll be the focal point of the Purdue offense this year. Matt Painter will run his system from the inside-out as Purdue...
Via The Sports Bank
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Sometimes You Get Lucky

There’s a lot to be excited about with this year’s Purdue team. AJ Hammons is back and poised to become the focal point of both the offense and the defense. Last year’s freshmen have matured into sophomore leaders. The incoming freshman class is talented and hard-working. A difficult situation was jettisoned.   Yet of course, there were plenty of questions that accompanied...
Via Boiled Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Big 10 Basketball Preview: #13 Purdue Boilermakers

Here is what I wrote about Purdue (more like Pur-don't, amirite?) last season:I'm not really sure what's going on here with Purdue lately.  If this season goes the way I'm expecting that'll make a second straight sub-par season and a second straight year missing the NCAA Tournament after making it six straight years (2 Sweet Sixteens).  Looking at this year...
Via Down with Goldy
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Purdue Basketball: predictions for the Big Ten

Purdue basketball fans should be very excited for the upcoming basketball season. After landing five recruits for all five positions on the court, the Boilers landed fourth out of 12 on the top recruiting classes in the Big Ten. They ranked better than Big Ten powers Wisconsin and Michigan State. There are three reasons why Purdue has a high chance at improving from the basement...
Via isportsweb.com
May 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Purdue Basketball lands 22nd overall recruiting class

Purdue Basketball head coach Matt Painter has done another fantastic job in recruiting for the 2014 class to come in. ESPN ranks this class 22nd overall and it’s the fourth best class in the Big Ten Conference. The way this recruiting class is shaping up to be similar to the one Painter brought in 2007 that consisted of Robbie Hummel, Jajuan Johnson, E’Twaun Moore, and Scott...
Via isportsweb.com
May 01, 2014  |  Discuss

That one time Purdue fans got catfished about AJ Hammons and the NBA Draft

Sit down, young lads and lasses. Let Uncle Aneesh tell you a tale about how a fake Twitter account can crap out rumors like nobody’s business. Enter: Jeremy Smith, aka Jeremy SmithNBAHoops, aka @JSmithNBAHoops. Self-described as an “NBA Hoops Writer/Draft Analyst” from New York City.   First, this: Purdue’s AJ Hammons will declare for the NBA draft and will forgo his two...
Via Boiled Sports
March 27, 2014  |  Discuss

After thrashing Indiana, Purdue basketball’s future looks optimistic

Purdue basketball fans stayed in Mackey Arena until the very end of the game Saturday night, despite the fact that the game was far out of reach 6 minutes into the second half. Purdue took it to Indiana winning 82-64. The Boilermakers’ senior guard Sterling Carter showed a spark that’s been lacking for the team all season. Coming out of the second half, Carter scored Purdue...
Via isportsweb.com
February 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Purdue’s A.J. Hammons Suspended Three Games for Violating Team Rules

  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...
Via BlackSportsOnline
October 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Purdue suspends C Hammons

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...
Via AP on Fox
October 28, 2013  |  Discuss

New season, new Hammons

A.J. Hammons is more athletic and more motivated than ever before. Purdue's rising sophomore center could be in line for a big season.
Via purdue.scout.com
August 21, 2013  |  Discuss
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