Purdue Boilermakers

Robbie Hummel practices alone, after hours

After Purdue just squeaked by High Point 67-65 at home for their second win of the season, redshirt senior Robbie Hummel went back to work on the court, by himself.

Whoever you root for, how can you not appreciate this photo, taken about two hours after the game ended.

Sometimes, a picture truly is worth a thousand words.

Hummel finished the game with 18 points, …

A decision is near for Gary Harris

UPDATE: Gary Harris is headed to Michigan State. No surprise there. Credit to Harris and his family for the way they handled his recruitment.

Today is the early signing period for high school athletes. It’s a big time in these kids life, where they solidify their future.

College basketball fans are wondering where Gary Harris, the Hamilton Southeastern senior guard, chooses to play in …

Video: Purdue’s Matt Painter and Robbie Hummel at Big Ten Media Day

Prior to the 2011 season, Big Ten teams gathered together for media day. Watch Purdue head coach Matt Painter talk with the media as well as my one-on-one with fifth-year senior Robbie Hummel who is returning after a second-straight ACL surgery.

Matt Painter:

Robbie Hummel (Note: I had more questions for Hummel but he was pulled for an ESPN interview):

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A few thoughts prior to Big Ten media day

I’ve arrived in Wilmette, Illinois where I’m staying overnight prior to the Big Ten men’s basketball media day. The early morning wake up call is set and I’ll be arriving at the Crowne Plaza hotel in Rosemont just after 7 am.

The annual media day gives up a chance to hear from all the head coaches and select players before the season begins the next …

Why Gary Harris should go to…

Hamilton Southeastern guard Gary Harris is a hot topic around basketball in Indiana. The 6-6, 200-pound senior is the best uncommitted basketball player in the 2012 class from Indiana. He is the 25th best player in the country according to Rivals.com.

Harris is a freak athlete, who could probably play basketball or football wherever he likes. He holds plenty of offers from schools in each …