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Purdue Basketball: Jahaad Proctor Commits

Coach Painter gets his 5th year guard.

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Coach Painter got his guy.

This morning, Jahaad Proctor, a 5th year guard from High Point, committed to Purdue.

With the departure of Carsen Edwards to the NBA, it was vital for Coach Painter to lock up a grad transfer shooting guard. If we were unable to do so, we would be starting a Freshman, or Sophomore at that spot - while they are talented, they are not ready to start in my opinion.

On top of Purdue, Proctor was getting attention from both Kansas and Kansas State.

A quick glance at Proctor’s stats show me enough to know he is a scorer, who will probably have an opportunity to eat up a bunch of shots that are left with Carsen and Ryan Cline departing.

In the 2018-2019 season, Proctor averaged, 19.5 PPG, 4 RPG, 3 APG. He shot 54% from inside the arc and 33% from outside. I know what you are thinking, “we didn’t get a 3 point sniper”. No worries, the year before, his sophomore season, he shot 38% from three while attempting 6 per game. For reference, Carsen show 35% from three this year.

At 6-3, 220 pounds, Proctor will boast a nice inside and outside game. He will be able to get to the bucket or hit his open jumpers on the perimeter.

Personally, Proctor was the guy I wanted. As stated in my first Grad Transfer Post. I love his ability to be able to get to the rim, his size at 220 will transfer better to the big ten than the thinner grad transferring guards and I believe he will rebound well for us.

Defensively, he will have to get back into the flow of a man defense, as High Point played zone at times, but, he has the ability to do so.

Welcome to Purdue, Jahaad! Boiler Up!

UPDATE: Here is our current scholarship grid. You can assume that if the 13th spot stay open for 2019-20 Luce will be on scholarship again.

Purdue Basketball Scholarship Grid

Player ('19-'20) ('20-'21) ('21-'22) ('22-'23) ('23-'24)
Player ('19-'20) ('20-'21) ('21-'22) ('22-'23) ('23-'24)
Evan Boudreaux Senior
Tommy Luce
Jahaad Proctor Grad
Matt Haarms RS Junior RS Senior
Nojel Eastern Junior Senior
Aaron Wheeler RS Soph. RS Junior RS Senior
Sasha Stefanovic RS Soph. RS Junior RS Senior
Trevion Williams Sophomore Junior Senior
Eric Hunter Sophomore Junior Senior
Emmanuel Dowuona RS Freshman RS Soph. RS Junior RS Senior
Isaiah Thompson Freshman Sophomore Junior Senior
Mason Gillis Freshman Sophomore Junior Senior
Brandon Newman Freshman Sophomore Junior Senior
Jaden Ivey Freshman Sophomore Junior Senior
Ethan Morton Freshman Sophomore Junior Senior
Scholarships Used 12 12 10 6 2
Scholarships Left 1 1 3 7 11