Next up, Purdue. Boiled Sports agreed to answer some questions about the Boilermakers upcoming season, Robbie Hummel, and whether a rivalry is brewing between Michigan and Purdue. Football season hasn’t been to kind to the guys over at Boiled Sports so they were glad to lend a helping hand.
On an unrelated note, be sure to check out the live chat with DeShawn Sims today at 1PM on MGoBlue.com.
Last year’s Purdue team won the Big Ten tournament and made the second weekend of the NCAA tournament but you just get the feeling that Robbie Hummel’s back kept Purdue from reaching their ceiling. What are your expectations for the Boilers this year?
A lot more than just skill seems to go into a team making the final four…and as Purdue fans, we don’t really think ourselves as lucky. But, another step forward for this talented bunch is expected by us as we see Purdue going to the round of eight in March.
Robbie Hummel has put together a tremendous career thus far, but how good can he be?
To me, Hummel’s game is a lot like many of the European players that have had great success in the college ranks and in the pros. Like them, he thinks the game very well, never stops moving and can shoot- in fact, it seems even his bad shots almost go down because he always seems to square his shoulders regardless of his balance. He doesn’t jump particularly well, but he’s in the right place at the right time so often because of his understanding of the game. If he stays healthy all season, we think he’ll be an All-American. Much of the media loves him, that never hurts…and he’s surrounded by players who compliment him well…also helpful.