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Pre-Christmas Boilermakings

Naturally, things are very slow around here for the next few days, so I am going to enjoy the break (as long as we have no more arrests). I am considering going to North Central tonight to see North Central and Park Tudor face off. It is the No. 1 team in Class 4A against the No. 1 team in Class 2A, but more importantly, it is a preview of coming attractions. North Central's (and Purdue's) Ronnie Johnson will be going head-to-head against Park Tudor's (and Indiana's) Yogi Ferrell. That sounds like fun to me!

In the meantime, here are some Boilermakings notes:

The E`Twaun/JJ group sale page

Tickets are still available for the JJ/E'Twaun Meet N' Greet game. There are now some lower level seats available on the page. We have a group of about 50 already, so keep the sales coming! Password is: Purdue

Calf injury ends Marcius start streak - Purdue Boilermakers - RapidReports
A calf injury ended F Sandi Marcius's seven-game starting streak Tuesday against IPFW. The sophomore suffered the injury in practice Monday and didn’t play Tuesday. There's no timetable for his return. "We’ll see how it goes and come back Christmas night," coach Matt Painter said.

The next step? Purdue will have to wait - BT Powerhouse
All the latest news and opinion on Big Ten Basketball

City Securities Hall Of Fame Classic: Indiana's Best High School Teams Square Off - SB Nation Indiana
The state's preseason top 3 teams are all invited to this year's Hall of Fame Classic.

Celtics 81, Raptors 73: Rookies thriving for C's - Framingham, MA - The MetroWest Daily News
Celtics draft picks JaJuan Johnson and E`Twaun Moore did not have the benefit of a summer league, month-long training camp, or the full slate of eight exhibition games to prove themselves like NBA rookies typically do. perhaps most importantly - each other.

Rookie E’Twaun Moore makes presence felt with Celtics - Quincy, MA - The Patriot Ledger
Less than two weeks into his stay with the Celtics, rookie guard E`Twaun Moore has been making a favorable first impression.

JaJuan Johnson a student of Kevin Garnett’s game -
JaJuan Johnson has a long way to go in his NBA career. But the good news for Celtics fans is the rookie has already taken one very important step on the path to success: He’s accepted the mentoring of Kevin Garnett.

JaJuan Johnson has earned KG's trust - - The Voice Of Boston Celtics Fans
A lot of people have high hopes for JaJuan Johnson. Maybe that's because, physically, he resembles one of his new teammates. His jumper has a certain visual similarity to a certain intense, vocal teammate who shall remain nameless.