I don't know how many of you visit ESPN, but they give a team preview for every team in every conference before the start of the CBB season. As you can see from the title of this post, the writer doesn't think very fondly of our Boilers squad this season. Might I add, reading the preview for each team requires an Insider account. However, Purdue was the only team in the BIG that you could read without this luxurious subscription.
It is hard for most outsiders to believe Purdue will be much better this season with pretty much the same core and the loss of our best perimeter threat. What most don't realize though is we do have two top 100 recruits coming in, paired with the 3 we brought in last year. Granted, we had a very poor season a year ago, the team is much more mature. I for one believe Purdue will have a top 6 finish in the BIG and will make the big dance. The combination of Hammons and Simpson down low, guys like Kendall and sporty to finally stretch the floor and open the lane for Hammons to work, and the defensive intensity Bryson will bring makes this such a different and more improved squad. Let's just fly under the radar this season, who really cares.
Keady never had top recruiting classes either but somehow our school has more BIG championships than any other school. Purdue will NEVER get the top recruits, but they will fight, scratch, and claw their way to victories and outwork these so called top recruits. Purdue has the reputation of doing more with less, and I don't see that changing anytime soon. So we should all stop worrying about these recruit rating services. Boiler Up!!!