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35 Days to B1G Basketball: Robbie Hummel to Start Broadcasting Career

The former Purdue great is set to work with ESPN and BTN this season.

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Robbie Hummel is easily one of the most prolific players from Purdue in recent years and turned an impressive collegiate career into a modest professional career. While there will always be questions about what could have transpired for Hummel if he wouldn’t have faced injury issues, he was still capable of turning a strong career at Purdue into a professional career.

Now Hummel will moving on to another basketball related profession.

Hummel announced earlier this week that he was retiring from basketball and moving on to a broadcasting career. The former Boilermaker will work for both ESPN and BTN as a color commentator and studio analyst.

"The sad reality is I've just had a tough time staying healthy since my sophomore year of college," said Hummel in a post on Twitter. "It got to the point where there were many nights I wondered if I was cheating a game I love by not being 100 percent all in. That's never been me with this game and because of that a change has become something I feel is necessary."

Hummel previously hinted a broadcasting career a few years back when he spent a weekend in the National Basketball Players Union’s Sportcaster U experience at Syracuse in 2015.

Now he’ll embark on a new basketball related journey as his playing career comes to an end.

“It’s been a hell of a ride and I look forward to continuing that watching a sport I’ve loved since I was a kid, college basketball.”