Who is Tyger Campbell?
He is a pure passer.
He is a very good shooter.
He is a leader.
He has some swagger to him.
He has great hair.
He is the piece that would make the 2018 class perfect for our Boilermakers.
I am sure you have heard about him. Tyger Campbell, the 2018 Point Guard from La Lumiere, located in LaPorte, Indiana. He visited Purdue in the fall and everyone wanted him to commit right then and there.
Well, Tyger wanted to make sure that he makes the right decision. I can’t blame him. Where he chooses to play basketball will also be where he gets an education, grows as a young man, and be the floor general of a team for 4 seasons.
Yes, I said 4 seasons, because I think wherever he goes, he will start. As a freshman.
See, what this 2018 class is missing is a true point guard and boy do we need one. Tyger would fit here perfectly too.
Now, I know what you are thinking. What about Nojel Eastern? Nojel is special, guys, he really is. But, the fact is, after him we have no depth at point guard what so ever for next season. Carsen is better off the ball. Cline is a pure shooter and same goes for Sasha, so, we need one more. What makes Nojel so special is that he can compliment anyone, as he can play the 1, 2, 3, or hell, even the 4 with his frame.
Tyger would be the best point guard recruit that Painter has ever gotten in my opinion. He sees the floor so darn well and he can score by getting to the bucket or shooting a jump shot. P.J. Thompson has spoiled us with how great he has been passing the ball.
The fact is, for the first time in 4 years, we do not have a center next year that is going to demand the ball be dumped down to him. Yes, Haarms is great - but he is not that back to basket type player we have seen in Haas, Swanigan and Hammons. So, you need better passers and players on the perimeter.
I couldn’t find stats on Tyger, I looked high and low. But after watching tape on him, I saw all I needed to see. For those who love rankings, here is where he sits.
Rivals - 4*, 80th Nationally
247 - 4*, 97 Grade, 65 Nationally
ESPN - 4*, 81 Grade, 99 Nationally
The 6’, 175 Pound guard is legit. This 2018 class has it all, besides one thing. A point guard. A rim protector with Dowuona, a back to the basket scorer in Williams and a nice combo guard in Hunter.
The once long time DePaul Commit opened his recruitment back up this fall and Coach Painter was all over him and for good reason. Since then, Maryland, UCLA, Wisconsin and of course, DePaul, have all been in on the Tyger sweepstakes. This is the type of kid that can make this class go from a good class to a great class.
So, who is Tyger Campbell?
He is the man that takes this 2018 recruiting class to the next level.
(He is a 2018 recruit not 2019 - reclassified)