Can A.J. Hammons Make An Immediate Impact In Dallas?

Center A.J. Hammons is a big-bodied seven footer that scored down in the low post at Purdue and blocked shots at an impressive rate. But can the Indiana native contribute for the Dallas Mavericks in his first season? It is rare that rookies, especially second rounders and big men such as Hammons, contribute significantly for […] Can A.J. Hammons Make An Immediate Impact In Dallas...
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3 hours ago

Hear from Mavs rookie A.J. Hammons

A.J. Hammons, whom the Mavs selected 46th overall in Thursday’s NBA Draft, has the chance to be a pretty special player in this league. Not only does he have an NBA-ready 7-foot frame, offensive touch, and rim-protecting skills which set him apart at the NCAA level, but he also has four years’ experience being coached at a high-level D-I program and playing in competitive games...
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8 hours ago

Who is A.J. Hammons?

Thursday night the Mavericks drafted A.J. Hammons, a senior center from Purdue, with the 46th pick in the NBA Draft. As it is after any draft, excitement for the prospect is high, but fans probably aren’t all too familiar with him, unless they kept a close eye on Big Ten basketball for the last four years. The Mavericks, though, have been paying close attention. Michael Finley...
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12 hours ago

Mavs draft center AJ Hammons

With the 46th pick in the 2016 NBA Draft the Dallas Mavericks select AJ Hammons, center, Purdue.   Dallas Mavericks head coach addresses the media following the team’s selection saying the Mava brass felt he was a first round talent.   Per Mavs PR:    Hammons (7-0, 250) played four seasons with the Purdue Boilermakers and earned Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year, First...
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23 hours ago

Mavs take 7-foot Purdue center A.J. Hammons with 46th pick

DALLAS (AP) The Dallas Mavericks have taken 7-foot center A.J. Hammons of Purdue with the 46th overall pick in the second round of the NBA draft. When free agency opens next week, the center spot will be a prime target for the Mavericks, who figure their most significant offseason upgrades will come via signings of veterans. But Dallas got an early start in the frontcourt by...
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Mavericks draft A.J. Hammons with 46th pick

The Mavericks have drafted center A.J. Hammons with the 46th overall pick in the 2016 NBA Draft. Hammons, a senior from Purdue, averaged 15.8 points per game last season, adding 8.2 rebounds and 2.5 blocks. At 7 feet tall with a 7-foot-3 wingspan, the 278-pound Hammons has the physical makeup and skill set to compete in the NBA right away. He led the Big Ten in block percentage all...
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1 day ago

Purdue Boilermakers Football Preview: Predicting the 2016 football season

Many people inside and out of the Purdue Boilermakers football family believe that the Darrell Hazell era has gone on long enough. Results just aren’t there and the list of excuses is as long as we’ve got words for you to read. That means, it is likely put up or shut up time for Hazell in his fourth year on the job for the Boilermakers. Will he get the job done or will father...
Via Talking 10
14 days ago  |  Discuss

2016 NBA Draft: Purdue’s A.J. Hammons

Throughout the offseason, we’ve glanced at some potential draft selections for the Chicago Bulls with the No. 14 and 48 picks in the 2016 NBA Draft. In this look, we’ll profile Purdue’s A.J. Hammons; a massive seven-footer and this past season’s Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year. When you watch A.J. Hammons play during […] 2016 NBA Draft: Purdue’s A.J. Hammons - Pippen...
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15 days ago

talking10 Podcast: Previewing 2016 Purdue Boilermakers football

Yes, we managed a whole 40 minutes of Purdue Boilermakers football talk. Helping us along the way and dropping some serious knowledge about the Boilers was Nathan Baird of the Lafayette Journal-Courier. We talked important players, Darrell Hazell’s ability to keep his job and even some bold predictions. A huge thank you to Nathan Baird for joining us on the podcast…now go follow...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Purdue Boilermakers Football Preview: A look at the 2016 defense

The Purdue Boilermakers of 2016 have a big hill to climb after a 3-9 season in 2015, and a lot of that hill comes from a defense that simply couldn’t stop the other team from scoring. Even in the lone Big Ten victory over Nebraska, Purdue’s defense still gave up 45 points. Change has to happen internally, and without the two best players from that defense last season in defensive...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Purdue Boilermakers Football Preview: 2015 another season to forget

The once proud “Cradle of Quarterbacks” has become a quagmire of quarterbacks and one look back at the 2015 season is all the proof one needs. It was a disastrous year three for head coach Darrell Hazell’s rebuilding effort, and a look squarely at the quarterback stats give a good glimpse in to the bleakness that surrounds this program. Still, there could be some brightness...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA draft prospect profile: Purdue C A.J. Hammons

As part of WEEI.com’s coverage of the 2016 NBA draft, here is one in a series of profiles of prospective picks. The Celtics have amassed eight picks: 3, 16, 23, 31, 35, 45, 51, 58. The draft will be held June 23 at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center. A.J. HAMMONS Position: Center School: Purdue Age: 23 (turns 24 on Aug. 27) Height: 7-foot-0 Weight: 278 pounds Wingspan: 7-foot-3 Key...
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18 days ago

Purdue representing Team USA in 2017 World University Games

Last year, Bill Self led the Kansas Jayhawks at the World University Games to the gold medal, the first for Team USA since 2005. Next year, the Purdue Boilermakers will have the opportunity to bring it home once again as they will represent Team USA at the 2017 event. Tuesday morning, it was announced the team would be heading over to Taipei, Taiwan to represent their home country...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Caleb Swanigan Replies To Tweet From His Commitment To Announce Return To Purdue

With just hours until the deadline to return to college, many programs are learning the fates of some of their best players. Purdue, which had a very strong 2015-16 season, will be heading back to West Lafayette for another go-around. Caleb Swanigan said in a text: “I’m going back to school. I feel I’m only a 2nd round pick and I can do better than that. I love Purdue.”...
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May 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Purdue's Edwards withdraws from NBA draft

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- Purdue Boilermakers junior forward Vincent Edwards has decided not to pursue the NBA for now.The school said Tuesday that Edwards has withdrawn his name from the NBA draft and will return to the Boilermakers for the 2016-17 season. Edwards is a 6-foot-8, 225-pound player from Middletown, Ohio. He says he talked with his family and Purdue coach Matt Painter...
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May 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Purdue’s Vince Edwards to return to school, withdraw from NBA Draft

The Purdue Boilermakers will be returning a piece of their frontcourt for the 2016-17 college basketball season, after forward Vince Edwards announced on Tuesday that he will be withdrawing from the 2016 NBA Draft. “After getting the NBA experience and going through the evaluation process, I have talked with my family and Coach Painter and decided it is best for me to return for...
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May 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Former Michigan G Spike Albrecht transfers to Purdue

Former Michigan Wolverines guard Spike Albrecht decided to transfer for the program for his final year of eligibility. On Tuesday, Albrecht announced his new home, which just so happens to be a Big Ten rival of the Wolverines. Albrecht took to social media on Tuesday morning to share the news he has transferred to the Purdue Boilermakers. Excited to announce that I'll be playing...
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May 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Should He Stay Or Should He Go? Part II

When the NCAA tournament bracket was first released, I was really high on Purdue. I even went so far as to predict that they'd reach the Final Four in Houston. Part of the reason was their front line, especially freshman phenom Caleb Swanigan. Swanigan entered Purdue as the most highly touted recruit they've had in years, and while he did not produce as well as expected, he clearly...
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May 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Swanigan will test NBA draft but leaves door open for return to Purdue

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- Purdue Boilermakers forward Caleb Swanigan plans to enter the NBA draft but will not hire an agent, allowing him to possibly return to school next season.The 6-foot-9, 250-pound freshman made the announcement through the athletic department Tuesday.Swanigan can start attending workouts for NBA teams April 26 and will be permitted to compete in the NBA draft...
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March 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Boilermakers forward Caleb Swanigan plans to test NBA draft

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) Purdue Boilermakers forward Caleb Swanigan plans to enter the NBA draft but will not hire an agent, allowing him to possibly return to school next season. The 6-foot-9, 250-pound freshman made the announcement through the athletic department Tuesday. Swanigan can start attending workouts for NBA teams April 26 and will be permitted to compete in the...
Via AP on Fox
March 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Stunning comeback leads Little Rock to double-OT upset over Purdue

With 4:05 left in regulation on an NCAA tournament Thursday, the Arkansas-Little Rock Trojans were reduced to hope, and little else. The Sun Belt Conference champions had to hope that nearly every shot would fall, that the Purdue Boilermakers would make mistakes, and that the No. 4 seed in the Midwest Region would miss at least a few free throws. No one was counting on any of it...
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March 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Purdue ousted from tourney in 85-83 double OT loss to Little Rock

DENVER -- Little Rock is moving on in the NCAA Tournament, thanks to an out-of-nowhere comeback that led to an 85-83 double-overtime victory over Purdue on Thursday.Josh Hagins sent the game into overtime with a shot from the edge of the midcourt logo, and then into double OT with an arcing shot off the glass over an outstretched defender.The 6-foot-1 senior finished with 31 points...
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March 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Purdue can’t avoid dreaded upset in 5-12 matchup against UALR

Purdue may not have known that fellow 5-seed, Baylor, went down to defeat in the dreaded 5-12 matchup in the NCAA tournament. However, it made sure to repeat the mistake of its fellow “Power 5” team, dropping its first round tourney game to 12th seeded Arkansas-Little Rock, 85-82, in double overtime. A star was born, as UALR’s Josh Hagins poured in a game-high 30 points on...
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March 17, 2016  |  Discuss

UALR-Purdue Preview

DENVER (AP) The splint on his right hand should've been the first clue. There's a new limb of the Bob Knight coaching tree in this year's NCAA Tournament. The man with the freshly broken hand is Chris Beard. He was an assistant to Knight for eight years. This season, he's a first-year coach at Little Rock, where he immediately imposed his will on the program, engineered a 16-win...
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March 16, 2016  |  Discuss

Don't Overlook Purdue

It's the most wonderful time of the year. The NCAA tournament marks the craziest, most exciting month in all of sports. What better way to kick off the madness of the NCAA tournament than with a crazy prediction: Purdue will make it out of the incredibly tough Midwest region and reach the Final Four. Yea, I said it. While this may seem like a bold prediction to most, it became...
Via The Sports Quotient
March 16, 2016  |  Discuss
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