Five-star recruit Caleb Swanigan has verbally committed to Purdue University. Evan Daniels of Scout.com reported Swanigan’s decision.
Caleb Swanigan, a five-star center, has verbally committed to Purdue, a source confirms to Scout.
— Evan Daniels (@EvanDaniels) May 19, 2015
Swanigan’s decision comes a couple of weeks after he de-committed from Michigan State. The McDonald’s...
Five-star big man and McDonald’s All-American Caleb Swanigan has de-committed from Michigan State University. ESPN’s Jeff Goodman reported the story.
Michigan State commit Caleb Swanigan has decommitted, source told ESPN. Hearing Purdue is strong for a landing spot.
— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) May 7, 2015
Swanigan only committed to the Spartans about a month ago, and seemed...
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Purdue center A.J. Hammons will return to school for his senior season, the program announced Saturday. Hammons earned second team All-Big Ten honors as a junior, averaging 11.9 points, 6.6 rebounds and 2.8 blocks.
“We are excited that A.J. has decided to remain in school and continue his education and career at Purdue,” coach Matt Painter said...
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) Purdue center A.J. Hammons says he will return for his senior season, after helping the Boilermakers return to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2012.
The 7-foot Indiana native made the announcement at halftime of Saturday's spring football game.
Hammons was considering a move to the NBA. He also contemplated leaving after his sophomore season...
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April 18, 2015
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Kendall Stephens was a big part of the Purdue Boilermakers’ success this past season, and the future looks extremely bright. Purdue hasn’t been a major factor in the Big Ten for a few years now, but they put themselves back on the map with an NCAA Tournament appearance this year. Unfortunately, their season ended with an overtime loss at the...
So here we are again.
AJ Hammons, the foundation for Matt Painter’s post-Baby Boilers era, is faced with another incredibly tough decision: Should he return to West Lafayette for his senior season and make a real run at a darkhorse Big Ten title, or capitalize on his 7-footedness and start collecting checks to play basketball at the professional level?
If you want an NBA perspective...
Cincinnati junior sophomore forward Octavius Ellis had himself an interesting week, to say the least. Ellis, one of the more physical players in the nation, was ejected against Purdue in his team’s second round contest after swinging an elbow at Boilermaker A.J. Hammons early in the second half. After the game, he made headlines when he trash-talked Kentucky ahead of their third...
Cincinnati junior forward Octavius Ellis was ejected from Thursday’s first round NCAA Tournament game against Purdue after throwing an elbow at an opponent’s throat. Ellis was trying to box out in the second half and thought he could get away with a dirty elbow to Boilermakers center A.J. Hammons. The refs saw it, gave him...Read More
If Cincinnati advances to Saturday to face the winner of Kentucky vs. Hampton, the Bears will do so without Octavius Ellis after he threw a punch at a Purdue player: Ellis threw the bunch at AJ Hammons, and was subsequently assessed a flagrant Foul 2, leading to his ejection: ____________________________________ Want to continue this Kentucky Wildcats […]
Things are getting chippy in the Cincinnati vs. Purdue game in Louisville. Bearcat forward Octavius Ellis has been given a Flagrant Two foul and ejected after violently swinging his elbow at Purdue’s A.J. Hammons early in the second half.
Luckily, it doesn’t look like Ellis got Hammons squarely, but the intent was there, and it was more than enough for the referees to eject...
Purdue’s A.J. Hammons
The second round of the 2015 NCAA Tournament tips off Thursday, and one of the evening match-ups will be between No. 8 seed Cincinnati and No.9 seed Purdue. The Bearcats and Boilermakers tip off at 7:10 PM EST in Louisville, Kentucky. The winner takes on the winner of Kentucky and Hampton in the next round. You can read more about the contest here.
COME PREVIEW THE NCAA TOURNAMENT with Michael and Aneesh on the latest edition of the Purdue Basketball Beat. We get in-depth about #9 Purdue’s matchups against #8 Cincinnati in Louisville, dive into Cincinnati’s resume, and revisit the entire BS crew’s preseason predictions for Purdue basketball in 2015. We also take a tentative look towards Kentucky, project how many times...
A.J. Hammons is Purdue’s leading scorer
The 2015 NCAA Tournament Bracket was revealed this evening on CBS. The Cincinnati Bearcats out of the American Athletic earned the No. 8 seed in the Midwest region, where they will face the ninth-seeded Purdue Boilermakers out of the Big Ten. The Bearcats (22-10) were knocked out in the quarterfinals of the AAC tournament, while the Boilermakers...
CHICAGO -- Rapheal Davis pulled A.J. Hammons aside, and told the 7-foot center it was time for him to step up. Fortunately for Purdue, Hammons was already on his way to a big game.
Hammons scored 23 points on 7-for-10 shooting, and the rugged Boilermakers wore down Penn State in the second half of a 64-59 victory in the Big Ten Tournament on Friday.
''He was a game changer on both...
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March 13, 2015
Starters: Jon Octeus, Dakota Mathias, Ray Davis, Vince Edwards, AJ HammonsFinishers: Rebounding, Passing, Defense, Shooting, BEASTING.
RYAN. KERRIGAN. IS. GOING. TO. BE. IN. SHARKNADO. 3.
NOTHING ELSE MATTERS.
H O L Y H E L L .
Oh, you’re here for the basketball game. Huh. Ok then.
Purdue beat the Penn State Fightin’ DJ Newbills in the third round of the Big...
CHICAGO (AP) A.J. Hammons scored 23 points on 7-for-10 shooting, and Purdue wore down Penn State in the second half of a 64-59 victory in the Big Ten Tournament on Friday.
Rapheal Davis made three 3-pointers as Purdue advanced to the tournament semifinals for the first time since it won the title in 2009. Hammons also had nine rebounds, leading a strong effort on the glass that...
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March 13, 2015
Purdue basketball completed a truly remarkable turnaround after a 5 loss nonconference slate, finishing 12-6 in the Big Ten and securing Matt Painter’s first 20 win season of the post-Baby Boilers era. That was a really fun sentence to type.
But it had me thinking back to preseason predictions of the Big Ten conference. I distinctly remember that most analysts didn’t think much...
Andy and Aneesh are back after a longer-than-expected break from the Purdue Basketball Beat, as Michael is off being a responsible family man or something grown up like that. We talk about the last three games of Purdue’s season, marvel at how the team has evolved as the last three months have unfolded, gush over how lucky the Boilermakers were to have Jon Octeus’ senior season...
The metallic beige and black-clad Boiler faithful were set to honor Neal Beshears and Jon Octeus (Prime)…and the energy was palpable in Mackey Arena…but Matty’s boys were simply offensive on the offensive side of the court to start. So with a deplorably-slow start to the game, much of the energy was gone early in the contest.
With just under 11.5 minutes left in the first half...
How Bad is it?
Will Hammons ankle injury hamper him in the final two regular season games?
Is he that good?
Yes, D’Angelo Russell is one of the best players in America.
Still on the bubble?
Boilers miss golden opportunity in Columbus to shore up NCAA tourney birth.
aOSU has been a house of horrors for Purdue as long as I can remember. So honestly, I didn’t think winning was...
Ohio State has a really big game Sunday night -- against a really good opponent.
Purdue has won seven of its last eight games and comes to Columbus a half-game out of second place in the Big Ten. Nobody's catching Wisconsin, but the top four teams get first-round byes in the conference tournament.
Purdue is dangerous because the Boilermakers are experienced, confident and big. 7...
In IU’s 67-63 loss to the Boilermakers on Thursday evening, A.J. Hammons was a force on both ends of the court. He disrupted Indiana’s shots at the rim and racked up 20 points on 8-of-9 shooting from the floor. We’ll take a look at the Hammons effect in the latest edition of Film Session: Stanford […]
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Starters: Jon Octeus, Dakota Mathias, Ray Davis, Vince Edwards, AJ HammonsFinishers: Bryson Scott, Kendall Stephens, Ray Davis, Vince Edwards, AJ Hammons
Things you should absolutely remember from tonight:
Purdue beat IU in Assembly Hall, 67-63, sweeping the Hoosiers for the first time since 2011.
Purdue has won 7 of their last 8 games, with victories over three...
Prior to the start of Big Ten play, nobody in their right mind thought that the words “NCAA tournament team” and “Purdue” would even be near the same sentence, let alone in it.
However, with just a week and a half left in February, the Boilermakers find themselves in second place in the Big Ten and firmly involved in the bubble hunt. How did this story evolve?
PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) A.J. Hammons scored 17 points and Purdue held Rutgers to 33 percent shooting from the field in posting a 61-51 victory on Thursday night, sending the Scarlet Knights to their ninth straight loss.
Rapheal Davis added 13 points and five rebounds as the Boilermakers (16-9, 8-4 Big Ten) won for the fifth time in six games and surpassed their win total from last...
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February 12, 2015