My grandfather used to say things have a way of working themselves out . In the case of Purdue and Basil that would appear to apply . Recruited and Verbaled as a 6'3 Point Guard he was projected to play the two or three for us at the time . Then his father was fired he changed schools and proceeded to grow 4 inches in a year . His ranking fell from grace of a top 40 recruit to unranked . Some Questioned if he belonged in a Purdue Uniform . In his first year at Lawrence North his Box scores were less than Impressive to say the least . Anytime I put up his numbers most comments were negative . [ Props to Hank and Jackson ] Only a few stuck with him and defended him from an onslaught of Naysayers . Now at or near 6'8 he is not the player we thought we were getting . To put the growth in focus view pic # 5 of him and Francis as Francis is listed at 6'4 . After painter has searched high and low for the next Robbie Hummel 4 . One has grown up for him . I listened to the game last night and watched him play last week . The kid is a high flyer . Long and lean he needs to add about 25 pounds for B1G play that will be no problem . I saw a tweet where his father said he was still growing . At this point another inch or two would just be a bonus . Lately I have been getting some hate on here for being positive and one poster even blamed me for KBD going to OSU . I have considered stopping my post as I never want to hurt Purdue . But things have a way of working themselves out . Check out the link below for the story on him from the indy star . Picture 11 shows him well above the rim .I am penciling Basil in as a three year starter . Boiler Up ! Hammer Down !