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What to expect from 2014 MBB Freshmen.

Did some digging and found some summer statistics and Senior year statistics for our 5 incoming freshmen. These numbers do not indicate at all what these players will do in their first year at Purdue but I think that it gives a little better idea what to expect from them.

Summer stats: I could only find a small amount of info and only for 3 out of the 5 players. I broke down how many shots each player takes and makes and then gives a percent next to that. The percent is not from the average shots taken and made but the actual percent is from the total makes and taken shots.

Summer Stats:

Vince Edwards: 21 games, 12.5 ppg, 7.1 rpg, 1.4 apg, 0.6 spg, 0.6 bpg, 1.5 topg. 4.2-10.0 (42%) FGs, 1.0-3.5 (30%) 3PTs, 3.0-3.9 (77%) FTs.

P.J. Thompson: 18 games, 8.0 ppg, 2.0 rpg, 4.0 apg, 1.0 spg, 0 bpgm 1.2 topg. 2.7-7.0 (38%) FGs, 1.2-4.0 (30%) 3PTs, 1.4-2.2 (65%) FTs.

Isaac Hass: 16 games, 3.0 ppg, 3.0 rpg, 0.2 spg, 1.0 bpg, 1.0 topg. 1.0-2.2 (50%) FGs, 0-0 (0%) 3PTs, 1.0-1.5 (56%) FTs

Quick Comments:

Vince played for a pretty talented and successful All Ohio Red team. He was the second best player on the team behind OSU's Jae'Sean Tate. Also on the team was MSU's Javon Bess, who is a shorter, less productive Vince, Bess will be a nice bench player for the Spartans.

PJ played for a super talented Spice Indy Heat team that had Trey Lyles, James Blackmon Jr, Trevon Bluiett, JaQuan Lyle, and Caleb Swanigan. PJ had to play behind a lot of guys but did decently well. He saw the floor a lot more later in the season when Lyle switched teams and Blackmon was out with a slight injury.

Isaac did not play very much for his team. I think i saw that he didnt even average over 10 minutes a game. This was due to his plain raw ability, his conditioning, and his talented team. They didnt need him to play a ton of minutes and i dont think he could have played a ton of minutes due to how out of shape he was.

Senior Year stats:

Dakota Mathias: 27 ppg, 8 rpg, 5.5 apg. >50% FGs, 44% 3PTs, and >80% FTs.

PJ Thompson: 23.6 ppg, 2.8 rpg, 2.8 apg, 1.8 spg, 39% 3PTs.

Vince Edwards: 22.3 ppg, 12.3 rpg, 4.3 apg, 1.6 spg, 1.2 bpg, 54% FGs, 37% 3PTs, 75% FTs.

Isaac Haas: 20.5 ppg, 10.4 rpg, 4.4 bpg.

Jacquil Taylor: 14.4 ppg, 10.8 rpg, 3 bpg.

Quick Comments:

PJ, Vince, and Jacquil played the toughest teams and players but that does not mean Dakota and Isaac had it easy. Dakota was triple teamed every game and Isaac was triple or quadruple teamed every game while getting the crap beat out of him. PJ, Vince and Dakota all played point for their teams and all showed that they can hit the 3 occasionally with the exception of Dakota who averaged around 4 3s a game.

I am excited to get these freshman on campus. I dont know who will give the most production immediately but if i had to choose i would pick the two kids from Ohio, Vince and Dakota. All of these kids are extremely motivated. They all text each other every morning around 5 in the morning to see if they are all up getting better. Isaac knows off the top of his head exactly how many days until he is on campus and calls CMP around 4 times a week to ask about drills and conditioning. Dakota gets about 500 or more shots in a day. All these guys want to start, but if they dont, they want to push the guys that are as hard as they can.

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