Purdue is still waiting for its first 2014 Men's basketball commitment, but there is a good chance a future Boilermaker was honored today. The Junior All-Star team has been released and several 2013 Purdue targets are on it.
2013 Boys Junior All-Stars
James Blackmon Jr., 6-2, G, Fort Wayne Luers
Trevon Bluiett, 6-5, F, Park Tudor
JaQuan Lyle, 6-4, G-F, Evansville Bosse
Trey Lyles, 6-10, F, Indianapolis Tech
Byrant McIntosh, 6-3, G, Greensburg
Mack Mercer, 6-9, F, Plymouth
C.J. Coleman, 6-1, G, Mt. Vernon (Fortville)
Grant Evans, 6-3, G, Wapahani
Aaron Korn, 6-4, G-F, Frankton
D.J. McCall, 6-5, G, Fort Wayne Concordia
Tayler Persons, 6-2, G, Kokomo
Tyler Wideman, 6-7, F, Lake Central
Aaron Brennan, 6-6, F, Guerin Catholic
Ernie Duncan, 6-2, G, Evansville Harrison
Jacob Johnson, 6-6, G-F, Mooresville
Zach McRoberts, 6-6, F, Carmel
Sean Sellers, 6-6, F, Greensburg
P.J. Thompson, 5-11, G, Brebeuf Jesuit
Purdue has officially offered several of these players, but obviously won't get all of the offers. For example, Jaquan Lyle holds a Purdue offer, but has already ruled out the Boilers.
Bluiett is the highest rated player considering Purdue, but I think he would shock many if he ended up at Purdue since two former HS teammates will be at Indiana next season in Kevin Ferrell and Paul Bayt.
Other players with at least interest from Purdue are Mack Mercer and Aaron Brennan. Purdue could also take a look at Kokomo's Tayler Persons, who acquitted himself very well this past season and would be a nice defender and possible two-guard that can hit the three.Tyler Wideman has also long been on Purdue's radar.
I will be at the state finals on Saturday all day and a few of these players will take part. McIntosh from Greensburg (Indiana State commit), McCall from Ft. Wayne Concordia, Sellers from Greensburg, and Zach McRoberts of Carmel are also there.