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    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - After leading the Purdue men's basketball team to a pair of wins last week, senior forward Robbie Hummel has been named Big Ten Co-Player of the Week.

    Hummel averaged 23.0 points, 8.0 rebounds and 1.5 blocks per game last week in wins over Nebraska and No. 11/13 Michigan.

    The award was the fourth of Hummel's career, and his first of the season. He shared the award with Iowa's Matt Gatens.

    The Valparaiso, Ind., native poured in a season-high 29 points in the 83-65 win over Nebraska on Wednesday, knocking down 10-of-18 shots from the floor. Hummel also became the sixth Boilermaker to surpass the 800-career rebound mark with seven boards against NU.

    Hummel capped the week with a 17-point, nine-rebound performance as the Boilers handed No. 11/13 Michigan its first home loss of the season, a 75-61 decision on Saturday night. He was 3-of-9 for the game before making his final three shots, including a pair of three-point field goals that stretched a four-point lead to a 10-point margin.

    He also became just the fifth Purdue player to reach 200-career three-pointers in the win over the Wolverines.

    The Boilermakers will host Penn State on Wednesday night, with tip slated for 6:30 p.m. ET. Senior Night ceremonies for Hummel and fellow seniors Lewis Jackson and Ryne Smith will take place after the game.
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    Maybe Damon_3388 can help me

    Seems I've lost the ability to find what I want using Basketball Reference

    Just found the College PER leaders. Anthony Davis leaders DI NCAAB with a PER of 36.18 Even more crazy imo, is that his Usage rate is only 14.7, which just seems crazy low. No other player in the Top 100 for DI has a usage rate under 15, and only 8 under 18.

    Wanted to try to find NBA player season with usage rate <15 with a PER of >20 or 25 or something.

    EDIT: Think I found what I wanted. Was putting Minutes Leaderboard as a qualified factor. Take that out, and put >50 games, and only 1 name comes up ... David Lee 06/07 season where he had a PER of 20.2 and usage rate of 14.9.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sblack View Post
    Maybe Damon_3388 can help me

    Seems I've lost the ability to find what I want using Basketball Reference

    Just found the College PER leaders. Anthony Davis leaders DI NCAAB with a PER of 36.18 Even more crazy imo, is that his Usage rate is only 14.7, which just seems crazy low. No other player in the Top 100 for DI has a usage rate under 15, and only 8 under 18.

    Wanted to try to find NBA player season with usage rate <15 with a PER of >20 or 25 or something.

    EDIT: Think I found what I wanted. Was putting Minutes Leaderboard as a qualified factor. Take that out, and put >50 games, and only 1 name comes up ... David Lee 06/07 season where he had a PER of 20.2 and usage rate of 14.9.
    Here's a list of 20+ PER seasons, ordered by lowest usage rate. Used 1,000 minutes played as the minimum.

    And another way of showing some good individual "non-scoring" seasons - PER = 1.33 x Usage Rate (equivalent to 20/15). Used 1,000 minutes and PER > 15 as the qualifiers.
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    Indiana do it again. Rolled Michigan State.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crosby2Malkin View Post
    Indiana do it again. Rolled Michigan State.

    Lol'd at the sign in the crowd. "You rank em, we'll spank em"


    That's brilliant.
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    fuck the Hoosiers, cant wait to smack them in Bloomington next week. Carroll and Hummel are playing much better so hopefully we can stop Zeller. OPens up the Big Ten with MSU, Michigan and OSU all losing this week and Wisconsin, Purdue and Indiana all winning. what a conference, looking forward to the Big Ten Tournament
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    Jordan will have something more later on since he knows Rob and Ryno personally, but I wanted to say something briefly for our three departing seniors, who will play their final game at Mackey Arena tomorrow night. They leave not with the acclaim of last year's guys, but they each have their own special place in Boilermaker Basketball history.

    Ryne Smith - Until the start of the Big Ten season last year some people wondered why Ryne was on the roster. He was a practice legend: a guy who allegedly filled it up on the practice courts but did little in games. He only scored 19 points as a freshman, 80 as a sophomore, and until we went to Michigan last year he had only a few sporadic bursts against overmatched teams.

    Then came the Big Ten opener in Ann Arbor, where Ryno lit up the Wolverines for 17 by going 5 of 6 from long range. He would score 13, 20, and 18 over the next three games as he became a legitimate weapon from long range. You couldn't leave him open or you were going to risk giving up three points.



    This season he moved into the starting lineup as a regular, and he continues to be a three-point sharpshooter and a master hustler. He's not quite Chris Kramer, but Ryno have earned the respect of Purdue fans because you know he is giving it his all on the court. That is really the easiest way to be liked by Purdue fans, if you're out there and show that you give a shit 100% of the time with everything you have, you're good. That's why people like Bobby Riddell and Dru Anthrop are so well liked.

    Ryne is one of the few players I have a personal story with. Last April, he and Keith were wanting some Pacers-Bulls playoff tickets for game three of their first round series. Since I live in Indy, I offered to pick them up from the Fieldhouse for them. I assure you, everything was legit since Ryne paid me for the tickets when we met up, but we enjoyed a nice NBA playoff game as a decent sized group with him, Keith, Mrs. T-Mill, and Ryne girlfriend.

    Ryne is a player that will be missed because of his ability to give it his all when he is out there. He is a guy that shows that hard work pays off over the course of a career. He went from barely getting off the bench and fans not wanting him on the roster to becoming an invaluable piece of a team that will make this year's NCAA Tournament. He is doing what seniors do: lead this team to its maximum potential. I thank him for being a Boilermaker.

    Lewis Jackson - After his freshman season LewJack had a run-in with the law while in his home town. For some players, it would have been a sign of more trouble to come. Instead, LewJack used it as a learning experience.

    Lew is a 5'9" bulldog of a player that has a toughness few are gifted with. He has had to battle foot injuries for most of his career and this season a back injury has left him ailing after most games. Still, he barrels into the forest of bigger, stronger players time and again because he knows that his unique skillset gives us the best chance to win.

    One of the best stretches of basketball I have ever seen from Purdue came when he was finally able to play during the 2009-10 season. Lew missed the first half of the year with off-season foot surgery, but once he returned, Purdue had a sublime stretch of basketball for seven straight games and seven impressive wins. In that stretch Purdue won at Indiana, Michigan State, and Ohio State. It was out first victory in those venues in what seemed like forever, and it was all as Lew was still rounding into form. We were starting to look like a dominant basketball team when we went to The Barn on February 24, 2010.

    There is no need to re-hash what happened since then, but it is safety to say that Lew is one of the most explosive and fun players we have had the privilege of watching in a Purdue uniform. From day one he knew his role was to run the offense, and he has done so brilliantly. As long as he holds up this year, I know we have a chance in any game. Few players have his speed and ability to get t the basket.

    Lew has a very outside shot at scoring 1,000 points for his career, but only if we make a very deep run in both the Big Ten and NCAA Tournaments. More than his scoring though, I'll miss his leadership. I am so thankful that Lew became a Boilermaker.

    Robbie Hummel - Where do we begin with Rob? Without question he is one of the most beloved, yet star-crossed Purdue athletes of all-time. His intelligence, leadership, and ability on the court have made him an invaluable part of this team for the past five years, much to the dismay of Terry Hutchens. Rob has not only been a great player, but he's also been a great guy off the court and one of those few players that transcends the boundary of rivalries. Few opposing fans have anything negative to say about him, and that was before his injuries.

    Much like last year when JJ and E'twaun left, we're never going to be able to look at Rob's career without attaching those two fateful words: "What If". It seems unfair that of the group of three seniors left over from the class of 2007, we only got one Big Ten regular season title, one Big Ten Tournament title, and two Sweet 16's. It is far from Rob's fault, as we know he wasn't injured on purpose, but there is little question that it feels like something is left on the table from his era. Personally, I will always believe that his injuries cost Purdue at least one National Championship. It wasn't a guaranteed title, but our Boilers certainly had a damn good shot at one when he went down on February 24, 2010.

    Still, Robbie is much more than The Man With The Bionic Knee. He is a beloved Boilermaker that is steaming his way toward the top 10 in scoring in school history. He is probably going to finish his career with over 1,700 points, 800 rebounds, and 300 assists. He's an all-around player that has been a contributor from day one.

    More importantly, he completes the theme of this class of three seniors because you know he has worked his ass off and given Purdue 100% of himself from the start. Rob is the final piece left from the group that rose Purdue another level in the world of college basketball. Carl Landry and Co. pulled us out of the Big Ten basement and got us back to the NCAA Tournament. Hummel was part of the next group that made us champions again and a threat nationally.

    Rob's final legacy is still to be played out, but I think there is little question that his lasting impact could be the example he sets for the next group, coming in next year. It is that group that needs to go a step forward, and reach a step that no group at Purdue has ever reached: winning a National Championship.

    If that is Rob's final legacy, I think we will all be thankful for the day he became a Boilermaker. I know I already am.
    will miss all 3, especially Robbie. Couldve been National Champs had his knee not fucked him over. wont be the same without them next season but with some gun recruits coming in, the new Purdue era is exciting.

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    UNC get their revenge on Duke, thrashing them 88-70.
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    Purdue fans didn't want to leave Mackey Arena on Wednesday night.

    Why should they have? At least, not before Robbie Hummel had a chance to speak.

    Few players have given so much to one program.

    Hummel should have played in a Final Four in his career. He probably should have been a first-team All-American. He should have spent this year playing professionally, in the NBA or overseas, as a Purdue graduate.

    Instead, injuries interrupted his career, not once but twice, and robbed him of what could have been an iconic career for Purdue had he been given the opportunity to try to lead the Boilermakers to the Final Four.

    "There were many times when I wondered if I would get to senior night," said Hummel. "It was so great that the fans stayed. It was a special night."

    Hummel arrived in West Lafayette, Ind., as part of a celebrated freshmen class that included E'Twaun Moore and JaJuan Johnson. It was a class that served as the cornerstone for coach Matt Painter in directing the program's turnaround.

    After battling a stress fracture in his back early in his career, Hummel tore his right ACL at Minnesota late in 2010, ending his season. At the time, the Boilermakers were No. 3 in the country and playing for a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament. They ended up earning a No. 4 seed and lost to top-seeded Duke in the Sweet 16.

    "It's the most frustrating thing," said Hummel of his career. "I fully believe that had I not gotten hurt that we would have gone to the Final Four. We had the team to do it. We were about to be ranked No. 1."

    Hummel tore his right ACL again the following October in his first practice of the season. He didn't play in 2010-11, and Johnson and Moore finished their careers without a Final Four appearance.

    "For a while there, I thought I wouldn't make it," Hummel said of finishing his career. "All it takes is one movement and it could happen again. But luckily, the second surgery, they did a very good job. The trainers did a very good job."

    He said it was hard knowing he wouldn't finish his career alongside Moore, with whom he had played since his sophomore year in high school, and Johnson, with whom he had played since the summer before college.

    Hummel could have graduated last year, but he didn't want to dive into a time-consuming graduate business school program. He opted to pick up minors in communications and marketing and will get his undergraduate degree this spring.

    The Boilermakers have survived some major distractions with the dismissal of Kelsey Barlow and the suspension of D.J. Byrd. After winning at Michigan on Feb. 25, the Boilermakers have all but sealed an NCAA tournament bid.

    Hummel has been the team's leader and its top contributor with 16.8 points and seven boards a game. The balance is in place with Lewis Jackson, a double-figure scorer, on the perimeter and Ryne Smith making shots.

    This team doesn't have a back-line defender of Johnson's quality but is capable of grinding out a win in the Big Ten tournament and being a tough out in the NCAAs.

    "We're playing extremely well, and we're happy to be considered a lock to be in the tournament right now," Hummel said. "We're trying to improve our seed as much as possibly with a win at Indiana [Sunday]. It's big for us, and in the Big Ten tournament, anything can happen."

    Few high-major players will appreciate being in the NCAAs this season as much as Hummel. He hasn't played in the postseason since his sophomore year.

    "I appreciate playing in those games. It's always been fun, and it shows just how tough it is to get in the field," he said. "I say that because of what happened. I appreciate it more than I thought I would."

    Hummel got a standing ovation at Mackey Arena. He should get an applause wherever his career ends in the NCAAs. He's been as good for the game as any player in the country the past five years.
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    ACC Tournament starting tomorrow. Who you got?

    UNC for me. Hopefully Clemson can at least make it out of the prelim round and beat Virginia Tech.

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