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Purdue Basketball Recruiting: Scholarship Grid Update

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Here is the latest scholarship outlook with the announcement that Grant Weatherford will redshirt.

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With the news that Grant Weatherford will definitely redshirt the Purdue basketball scholarship grid has changed a bit. Here is the updated look, with some notes below:

Player

('15-'16)

('16-'17)

('17-'18)

('18-'19)

('19-'20)

Rapheal Davis

Senior

A.J. Hammons

Senior

Johnny Hill

Graduate

Kendall Stephens

Junior

Senior

Basil Smotherman

Redshirt

RS Junior

RS Senior

Vince Edwards

Sophomore

Junior

Senior

Dakota Mathias

Sophomore

Junior

Senior

Isaac Haas

Sophomore

Junior

Senior

P.J. Thompson

Sophomore

Junior

Senior

Jacquil Taylor

RS Freshman

RS Sophomore

RS Junior

RS Senior

Ryan Cline

Freshman

Sophomore

Junior

Senior

Caleb Swanigan

Freshman

Sophomore

Junior

Senior

Grant Weatherford

Redshirt

RS Freshman

RS Sophomore

RS Junior

RS Senior

Carsen Edwards

Freshman

Sophomore

Junior

Senior

Scholarships Used

13

11

10

5

2

Scholarships Left

0

2

3

8

11

  • Weatherford still counts against the limit this year, as does Smotherman.
  • As things stand right now Purdue will have just one scholarship senior next season with Kendall Stephens. Jon McKeeman, a senior walk-on this season, would be the second senior if he returns ,as he will miss all of this year after surgery for a sports hernia.
  • Conversely, in 2018 Purdue would have a five-man senior class if everyone stays until then. It would be a pretty damn good one too.
  • Purdue currently has two open scholarships for next year after Carsen Edwards signs this coming week. He can officially sign on Wednesday.
  • No, I have no idea who would take the other two. Our Rivals offers page only lists Bruce Brown, Eron Gordon, and Nick Rakocevic as having offers, but having not accepted anywhere. Purdue is allegedly a finalist for Gordon, but there has been no news at all from him and I have always doubted he would end up at Purdue. Brown was a visitor this past weekend and, well, we hope he was kept away from Ross-Ade.
  • This is a fluid situation as Caleb Swanigan, if he as good as advertised, will not be staying all four years. Vince Edwards could also potentially leave early with a big season or two. Of course, if they lead Purdue to a National Championship they can leave any time.
  • I could see Purdue adding one more 2016 commit and banking a scholarship for the 2017 class, which has some big names in Paul Scruggs, Kris Wilkes, Jaren Jackson, and Malik Williams all in Indiana. As things stand, if Purdue adds two more in 2016 it would then only have one scholarship for 2017. If they save one they would then have two for that monster class, and if they don't sign anyone else they would have three (plus Swanigan's if he leaves after two years).