Big news for the Boilermakers today as one of the last NBA decisions came to an end. Purdue sophomore AJ Hammons will be returning to Purdue for his junior year next season. The Boilermakers finished 12th in the conference last season and failed to make the postseason, but Hammons should provide a big boost for a team struggling to find an identity.
Here is what Hammons had to say via CBS:
"I've decided to stay and continue my education here at Purdue, and there are a lot of goals I still want to accomplish with my teammates on the court," Hammons said in a statement. "First and foremost, we want to get back to the postseason and compete for a Big Ten title. I feel like we owe our fans some better basketball. Purdue is a special place with a lot of great people and I'm excited to continue my education here and be a part of a great community."
A.J. Hammons returns to Purdue, and that's big news for the Boilers http://t.co/oWfFTtktzc— Eye on College BBall (@EyeOnCBB) April 16, 2014