FanPost

All Potential Team, Painter Era

I put together a lineup of players CMP coached based on ceiling type games. Nothing scientific, probably more based on memorable performances out of the norm for that player. Something to chat about during the slow time.

PG-Kelsey Barlow. Arguably, the Purdue poster child for potential. I don't remember any games to back this up, but he certainly showed flashes of it time and again. Every once in a while he just seemed to get this look in his eye and turn his game up a few notches. Dunk over Sullinger is the example I will reference.

SG-DJ Byrd IMO, probably the best role player for Purdue in recent history. Unfortunately, he just didn't have the skill set to be "the man". Still, when DJ was hot, he was fun to watch. In those games he was a threat to score from 35 feet. Clemson of this year, and OSU last year are games that come to mind.

SF-Robbie Hummel Ok, tough to put a player of his caliber on this list. Robbie performed game after game during his days. Still, what Purdue fan hasn't said "what if" about a million times . Anyways, could you imagine Kansas tourney, or first half OSU Junior year.

PF-Sandi Marcius It seemed like the same story. End of the year, start to put it together to make you think, "OK, next year Sandi is going to be good". Then a little tease in preseason, or practice rumors that he is a beast. Then come games, it was back to a guy who just seemed out of place when he was on the court. But every once in while, he found the "B" button and played his pants off. I will cite the Michigan game this year where he was the only Boiler to score in like the first 35 minutes, and him turning an ankle may have cost us the game.

C- AJ Hammons Hopefully if I were to put this list together again next year, AJ won't be on it. But, at this point, almost all you hear about is the potential for this young man. We are all salivating at the mouth for what we hope to see Hammons do next year. I am not going to reference any one game, because his most memorable performance comes from a game I don't want to remember. So I will just say, give me AJ when he goes strong to the hoop, instead of 10 foot fade away AJ.

Bonus-(Not Listed) My bench player is not on this list, but I will gladly pay the 2 point penalty to bring him in and drop 14 points in 18 minutes.

Ok, tell me where I am wrong or what I missed, and enjoy the weekend. Go Boilers

Items in the FanPosts is entirely at the discretion of those that post them. They do not represent the views of Hammer & Rails, SBNation, or Purdue University in any way.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Hammer and Rails

You must be a member of Hammer and Rails to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Hammer and Rails. You should read them.

Join Hammer and Rails

You must be a member of Hammer and Rails to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Hammer and Rails. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9347_tracker