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Purdue’s Robbie Hummel Signs NBA Deal

A former Boilermaker has landed a pro deal.

NBA: New Orleans Pelicans at Minnesota Timberwolves Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports

There have been a plethora of great Big Ten players in the last decade. And naturally, with all that talent, plenty of those players have taken their talents to the NBA. One of those players was Purdue’s Robbie Hummel.

During his career with the Boilermakers, Hummel played in a total of 127 games for Purdue and averaged an impressive 32.2 minutes, 16.4 points, and 7.2 rebounds per game during his final season with the Boilermakers.

Following Hummel’s time in West Lafayette, he was drafted by the Minnesota Timberwolves with the 58th pick in the 2012 NBA Draft. However, since that selection, he’s largely split his time between Europe and the Timberwolves.

All told, since joining the Timberwolves, he’s played in a total of 98 games and averaged 16.5 minutes, 4.4 points, and 3.0 rebounds per game during the 2014-’15 season with the team.

But over the weekend, Hummel and Purdue fans got some great news as the Denver Nuggets announced that the team had signed Hummel to a deal. According to several reports, it’s a partially guaranteed two-year deal.

Whether Hummel can make a splash with Denver remains to be seen, but it’s certainly exciting to see the former Boilermaker find a spot in the pros. Of course, BTPowerhouse will keep you updated as his time in Denver progresses.