Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Like Eric Gordon Only Better

Recruiting master Matt Painter has replaced the departed Chris Lutz, and he did it in less than 5 days. Purdue filled that opening last Saturday night, when Bridgton (Maine) Academy shooting guard Greg Hill verbally committed to the Boilermakers. The Merrillville, IN native was also sporting offers from the likes of Kansas State, Georgia, Nevada, and Utah. Illinois was also close to offering. Hill bolsters Purdue's already very impressive recruiting class and will have four years of eligibility with the Boilermakers.

Hill provides some nice size on the perimeter at 6'2'' 215 and according to Coach Painter has a nice stroke from long range. Before enrolling at Bridgton to get his grades in order, Hill played on the same AAU team as fellow Purdue signees Robbie Hummel, Scott Martin, and E'Twaun Moore. The chemistry they developed as teammates on the very successful SYF Players should be a big positive for years to come. Hummel and Martin even made the trip down to West Lafayette from Valparaiso to visit Hill when he was on his official visit.

When asked to describe his game Hill said, "I'm probably another version of Eric Gordon, but I pass a lot and get my teammates involved more." Great quote. Simply oustanding.

Purdue signee Scott Martin, his Valparaiso teammate Robbie Hummel, East Chicago's E'Twaun Moore and Franklin Central's JaJuan Johnson made history Saturday, becoming members of the first Indiana All-Star team to include as many as four Boilermaker recruits. The selections mark the first time since the 1998 team - Maynard Lewis, John Allison and Rodney Smith - that Purdue had this many all-stars on a single team.