A lot has changed since Purdue senior forward Robbie Hummel went down with a knee injury in February 2010, but one thing that hasn't is the respect that Hummel has earned with his game.
On Tuesday, CBSSports.com unveiled its list of the top 100 players in college basketball. Not surprisingly, it didn't take much scrolling to find Hummel's name, as the Valparaiso, Ind., native checked in at No. 28.
CBSSports.com senior writer Jeff Goodman notated Hummel's entry with the following:
Health is the major concern following a pair of torn ACLs. When healthy, the skilled veteran brings the entire package to the table.
A 2010 All-American and two-time first-team All-Big Ten selection, Hummel will head into his final collegiate campaign with career averages of 13.0 points, 6.6 rebounds and 2.1 assists per contest. He has connected on 144 three-point field goals - the eighth-most in program history - and has the opportunity to become just the fifth Boilermaker to ever make 200 in his career.
He was named MVP of the 2009 Big Ten Tournament after leading Purdue to its first-ever title at the event, and earned Academic All-Big Ten recognition in both 2009 and 2010.
Hummel was named to the preseason watch list for the 2011 John R. Wooden Award earlier this month.