Lets start with AJ Hammons since his minutes were cut he has come to play the kid does all the dirty work for Oakhill he can score when ever he wants.He lets the others on this team throw it up.He rebounds and blocks shot and defends.What that means for Purdue he will start and our shooters can have a little more freedom to create.Funny thing about AJ all the young recruits seem to follow him I'm talking about 2014 and 2015 recruits you gotta love that.
Rapheal Davis he is just a stud will play he is smart understands where the passing lanes are he can get his shot when ever he wants the fact Lalumiere has 10 div 1 players and they blowout whom ever they play stops his numbers from being staggering he will come in and force his way on the court.I see him at 2 but he can play down low and even some at the point.This kid is strong and i'll say it again SMART.Lalu is now 17-2 having won 3 games in 2 days.
Jay Simpson he gets better every time I see him in the 3 games I watched of him this week he was the best player on the court.Where has all this talent been hiding he was shooting and making 3's blocking shots and rebounding. If he were to come in and play like he did this week no doubt he would start.He runs the court well can handle the rock and is a solid passer.All this from a kid who is a legit 6'10 props to Painter he found that diamond in the ruff.I see him inserted in the 4 and Donnie hale backing him up.
Ronnie Johnson the kid can play I saw an interview where he said he picked Purdue over ILL. because with lewjack leaving he would have a chance to start.That won't happen until he gets back to playing the way he was when Painter recruited him defense he has let that side of his game go. He is a very athletic kid but he forces up shots while playing selfish basketball. I was so impressed with him last year and he had a strong summer.If you look at box scores and see him scoring 25 plus on the surface he's having a great year.I have seen him play several times this year and for me I'd have to say he won't play. Selfish point guards who don't defend and believe me he does not defend will not see the court. He is smart and Terone can surely get to him but based on what I have seen he wont play.Sorry I hate to be negative but I love Defense.