Hammons' turnaround helps put Purdue back on national map

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) For two seasons, A.J. Hammons was content at Purdue. Believing he was a short-time college player who could make a quick jump to the NBA, Hammons got stuck in his own world and so did the Boilermakers. But when coach Matt Painter cleaned house after the 2013-14 season, Hammons stayed, rededicated himself to basketball and became the cornerstone of Purdue's incredibly...
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March 15, 2016  |  Discuss

Purdue's A.J. Hammons pulls in rebound you have to see

Purdue's A.J. Hammons doesn't need both hands to grab a rebound.During the second half of the Boilermakers' 68-64 win at the Minnesota Gophers on Wednesday night, the Purdue center made a unique one-handed rebound. At the time, the Boilers led 59-54 with 4:56 to go.In the below video, Hammons can be seen picking up his lost shoe inside Purdue's free-throw circle before running down...
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January 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Hammons goes for 24, Purdue handles Wisconsin 61-55

MADISON, Wis. -- Seven-foot center A.J. Hammons is thriving under pressure off the bench for No. 14 Purdue.The senior big man took control in the paint down the stretch and took advantage of younger Wisconsin players guarding him in the post.Hammons scored 24 points, Dakota Mathias hit two 3s in the final 1:19 and the Boilermakers held on for a 61-55 victory over the Badgers on Tuesday...
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December 29, 2015  |  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...
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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 Martin...
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May 01, 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’s first...
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February 18, 2014  |  Discuss

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