Purdue Boilermakers News, Rumors, Injuries & Recruiting
Hammer and Rails: FIBA U-19 World Cup: Team USA Schedule
Trevion Williams is off to Greece! This year's FIBA U-19 World Cup tips off this Saturday and will run through July 7. That's Seven games for Tre over in Greece as part of Team USA, and hopefully he brings home a gold medal. Two years ago Carsen Edwards won bronze after RJ Barrett and Canada knocks off the U.S. in the semifinals. Four years ago Caleb Swanigan won gold with Team USA.
Here is the full schedule for Team USA:
Game 1: USA vs New Zealand, Sat, 6/29, 1pm EDT
Game 2: Lithuania vs USA, Sun, 6/30, 10:45am EDT
Game 3: Senegal vs USA, Tues, 7/2, 9:00am EDT
FIBA will be broadcasting all the games through its YouTube Channel as well.
Hammer and Rails: Robbie Hummel: World Champion
Injuries and bad luck may have ended the full court career prematurely for Robbie Hummel, but the BTN/ESPN commentator is not totally done with the game of basketball. The 3 on 3 game is undergoing a revolution and today Hummel became a World Champion as a result:
This was the inaugural FIBA 3x3 World Cup and Hummel helped Team USA to a championship. He led Team USA with 46 points over 7 games, 3rd most of anyone in the tournament. That led to him being named tournament MVP.
There is even better news: 3x3 will be an Olympic sport next summer in Tokyo and Rob stands an excellent chance of representing the USA once again when that comes around.
Hammer and Rails: NBA Draft: Philadelphia Selects Carsen Edwards 33rd Overall, Traded to Boston
Carsen Edwards left Purdue a year early, as one of the program's most potent scorer. A barely top-100 recruit from Texas who left college basketball with one of the best March Madness runs in history.
He will now try to become the next big impact Boilermaker in the NBA after being drafted by the Philadelphia 76erd at 33rd overall. The pick has been tradedd to Boston, however.
Edwards led the Big Ten in scoring, 9th nationally, at 24.3 points per game to go along with 2.9 assists and 3.4 rebounds per game. He was named a consensus All-American.
Hammer and Rails: Trevion Williams Makes Team USA FIBA U-19 World Cup Roster
Big news for Trevion Williams today. The sophomore Purdue big that struggled to get off the bench in Purdue's first 10 games last season will now take on the world in Greece. Today he was named to the final 12-man roster for the FIBA U-19 World Cup.
Named to the USA U19 World Cup Team were:
Scottie Barnes (University School/West Palm Beach, Fla.)
Cade Cunningham (Montverde Academy, Fla./Arlington, Texas)
Jalen Green (Prolific Prep/Fresno, Calif.)
Kira Lewis Jr. (Alabama/Meridianville, Ala.)
Isaac Likekele (Oklahoma State/Mansfield, Texas)
Evan Mobley (Rancho Christian School/Temecula, Calif.
Hammer and Rails: 2019 NBA Draft: How to Watch & Open Thread
I am a self-professed NBA hater because I can't stand a league where teams are rewarded for openly not trying, players like Anthony Davis and Paul George can flat out quit on their teams in the middle of a contract, players that have proven absolutely nothing are drafted ahead of proven 3-4 year guys, and where the title is pretty much foregone conclusion at the beginning of the year barring injury. It is still the pinnacle of basketball. It is to be celebrated when our guys move forward to get paid. Tonight, that will happen for Carsen Edwards:
Carsen will join Vince Edwards, Caleb Swanigan, AJ Hammons, Robbie Hummel, JaJuan Johnson, E'Twaun Moore, and Carl Landry as guys who were drafted under Coach Painter.
Hammer and Rails: Carsen Edwards' Greatest Hits
It really should be Carsen Edwards week around here. The Purdue junior is going to get drafted by some lucky NBA team in roughly 72 hours. He leaves Purdue after scoring 1,920 points, good for seventh all time at Purdue. He had four 40+ point games, three of them this season. There have only been 41 such games in school history and none since Glenn Robinson back in the day, so the fact he owns just under 10% of them is impressive.
We all know the career marks, but let's look back a bit. Here is one man's collection of his top 10 games over the past three years:
Hammer and Rails: Report: Purdue Hires Greg Goff as Baseball Coach
Well, that didn't take long. After Mark Wasikowski announced he was leaving Purdue baseball after three seasons his replacement has been named per Kendall Rogers at D1baseball.com:
BREAKING: @PurdueBaseball has hired Greg Goff as the next head coach of the #Boilermakers, replacing Mark Wasikowski. Goff spent the last two seasons as an assistant for #Purdue and has a wealth of experience. #B1G-- Kendall Rogers (@KendallRogers) June 13, 2019
This hire is a bit underwhelming. Goff has been on staff as a volunteer assistant the last two seasons, but he has head coaching experience previous with seven years at Campbell, two at Louisiana Tech, and one at Alabama.
Hammer and Rails: Thompson, Newman Star as Indiana Routs Kentucky in All-Star Series
The centerpiece of Indiana All-Star week began tonight in Louisville as the 54th Indiana-Kentucky All-Star Series got underway at Bellarmine University. As has happened a lot recently, Indiana dominated. We won 97-64, and of the three Indiana players in double figures, two are Purdue signees.
Mr. Basketball Trayce Jackson-Davis had 16 points, but Brandon Newman led the Boilermaker State with 18 points and Isaiah Thompson had 17. Newman finished the night playing just over 18 minutes and was 6 of 12 from the floor and 3 of 8 from three. He also added five rebounds and two assists.
Hammer and Rails: 2019 ACC/Big Ten Challenge: Purdue and Virginia Get a REMATCH!
The biggest game of the year for 2019-20 Purdue Men's Basketball is now set. Virginia is coming to Mackey for a Rematch:
Purdue-Virginia was one of the best games if not THE best game of the 2019 NCAA Tournament, and there was a lot of mutual respect between the school. Virginia, of course, went on to win its first National Championship, while Purdue came as close as you can to a Final Four without actually going.
Several of the main characters from that classic in march will be missing. Ryan Cline, Carsen Edwards, and Grady Eifert will be gone for Purdue.
Hammer and Rails: Purdue Basketball's Future Shines in New Castle
This week is Indiana All-Stars week and of the five events, tonight was the night where most of Purdue's future was on display. The Indiana Juniors played the Indiana Seniors in New Castle in a boys/girls doubleheader. That meant Isaiah Thompson, Brandon Newman, Jaden Ivey, Madison Layden, and Ra'Shaya Kyle were all participating. Here is how both games went down.
Girls Game: Seniors 97, Juniors 58
Both Purdue participants were on the Juniors team int his one as members of the 2020 class. two-time Class 3A State Champion Madison Layden of Northwestern is one of the favorite to win Miss Basketball next season, but she was held scoreless.
Hammer and Rails: Purdue Football: Recruiting Updates!
Purdue is off to its customary slow start in recruiting. That's not a huge deal because Jeff Brohm likes to see guys in person at Purdue's "prospect" camp, which starts June 10th. While May was slow, there are some interesting goings on in Purdue recruiting, including Gus Hartwig at The Opening Nashville, some hot new offers, and a freaky prospect trending to Purdue.<strong>Gus Hartwig at The Opening Nashville</strong>
"The Opening" is essentially a combine for high school football players. It's always nice to see a player attend because you can get actual, verified height, weight, 40 time, etc.
Hammer and Rails: Report: Purdue to Return to Marquette for 2019 Gavitt Games
When the non-conference schedule for 2019-20 was released last week it had two glaring openings: the Gavitt Games and the ACC/Big Ten Challenge. Well, one of those is now full per John Rothstein:
Sources: Matchups for the 2019 Gavitt Games are set.
Villanova at Ohio State
Michigan State at Seton Hall
Creighton at Michigan
Purdue at Marquette
Providence at Northwestern
Penn State at Georgetown
Minnesota at Butler
DePaul at Iowa-- Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) May 28, 2019
Apparently the Big East did not get the memo that Carsen Edwards went to the NBA, but Markus Howard opted to return to Marquette for his senior season.
ESPN.com: 'It's how you make history': The run that punched Toronto's first Finals ticket
TORONTO -- There's very little about Kawhi Leonard that screams "mindfulness guru," but as the Toronto Raptors gathered on the bench during a timeout in the midst of the team's big 26-3 run in the second half, he told his teammates, "Enjoy the moment, stay here, stay together, we're good," according to Raptors guard Norman Powell.
The Raptors did enjoy the moment, did stay together and we're so good they erased a 15-point deficit late in the third quarter in less than four minutes of game time. This explosive spurt was the most consequential stretch of basketball of the NBA postseason, vaulting Toronto to a 100-94 win over the Milwaukee Bucks in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals, and the first Finals appearance in Raptors' franchise history.
Hammer and Rails: FIBA U-19 World Cup Team USA: Trevion Williams Invited to Training Camp
Two summers ago Carsen Edwards burst onto the scene as part of Team USA at the FIBA U-19 World Cup. It was part of a busy summer for him. he represented Team USA twice that summer, at the U-19 World Cup and at the World University Games in Taiwan. Team USA one 6-1 and won bronze after getting upset by R.J. Barrett and Canada in the semifinals.
This summer is the next edition of the U-19 World Cup and once again, we have Purdue players getting an invite. Today USA Basketball released a 34-player training camp roster, and it includes a few recognizable names:
Seven athletes will be college sophomores in 2019-20, including Kessler Edwards (Pepperdine/Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.
Hammer and Rails: Purdue Releases 2019-20 Non-conference Men's Basketball Schedule
It has been a hell of a run for Purdue men's basketball with two Big Ten championships in the last three years (and a single rebound away from a three-Pete). We also have three straight Sweet 16 appearances and an Elite Eight where we came literally as close as you can get to a Final Four without actually going. So what do we do for an encore?
Well, let's go for a record 25th Big Ten Championship. This morning Purdue released its 11 game non-conference schedule for the 2019-20, which will serve as a prelude for said 25th championship.