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A.J. Hammons
A.J. Hammons

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Gary, Ind.

High School:
Oak Hill [Va.] Academy

Height / Weight:
7-0 / 251

Position:
Center



04/18/2014

Tracking the Boilermakers

News & Notes on Purdue Athletics.

04/18/2014

Tracking the Boilermakers

News & Notes on Purdue Athletics.

04/16/2014

Hammons To Return To Purdue For 2014-15 Season

Sophomore ends speculation about NBA Draft.

04/10/2014

Boilers Wrap Up Season at 92nd Annual Season Banquet

Hammons and Carter win a pair of awards each.

03/13/2014

[24 | 24] Ohio State 63, Purdue 61

Postgame Notes

03/13/2014

Purdue vs. Ohio State (USATSI)

Purdue vs. Ohio State (USATSI)

03/02/2014

Purdue vs. Iowa (USATSI)

Purdue vs. Iowa (USATSI)

02/26/2014

Men's Basketball vs. Michigan -- 2/26/14

Men's Basketball vs. Michigan -- 2/26/14

02/20/2014

Men's Basketball vs. Michigan State -- 2/20/14

Men's Basketball vs. Michigan State -- 2/20/14

02/15/2014

Men's Basketball vs. Indiana -- 2/15/14

Men's Basketball vs. Indiana -- 2/15/14

Career Honors
Big Ten All-Freshman Team (2013) ... Big Ten Freshman of the Week (2-4-13).

As a Freshman (2012-13)
Big Ten All-Freshman Team ... Big Ten Freshman of the Week (Feb. 4) ... Played in all 34 games, making 27 starts ... Averaged 10.6 points and team highs of 6.0 rebounds and 2.0 blocks per game ... One of two freshmen in the power six conferences, along with Kentucky's Nerlens Noel, with averages of at least 10 points, six rebounds and two blocks per game ... Blocked 67 shots to rank 10th on the program's single-season chart ... Finished the season ranked second on Purdue's freshman chart in blocks (67), third in rebounds (204), sixth in points (359), sixth in rebound average (6.0) and eighth in starts (27) ... Ranked second in the Big Ten in blocks per game (2.0), sixth in offensive rebounds (2.4), ninth in field goal percentage (49.5), 14th in rebounds (6.0) and 27th in scoring (10.6) in overall games ... Led the Big Ten with an average of 2.3 blocks per game in conference play, and ranked fourth in offensive rebounds (2.6), eighth in field goal percentage (50.0), ninth in rebounds (6.6), 14th in defensive rebounds (4.0) and 20th in scoring (11.4) ... Led the Boilers in blocks 25 times, rebounds 11 times and scoring on six occasions ... Posted 19 double-figure scoring games, including three performances of 20 or more points, and three double-doubles ... Led the Boilermakers with 15 points and added four rebounds in the win over Western Illinois in the first round of the CBI ... Scored 11 points and blocked two shots against Nebraska at the Big Ten Tournament ... Scored 14 points on 6-of-6 shooting from the floor, pulled in six rebounds and blocked three shots in the home win over Minnesota ... Had six points and a block in the win at No. 17/16 Wisconsin ... Nearly had a double-double off the bench at Iowa, posting 12 points and nine rebounds ... Had 13 points, eight rebounds and a pair of blocks against No. 12/8 Michigan State ... Registered his second-straight double-double, and third of the season, in the win at Penn State with 15 points and a game-high 12 rebounds ... Recorded his second double-double of the season at Northwestern, finishing with 19 points and a season-high 13 rebounds ... Answered the bell in the home game against third-ranked Indiana to the tune of a season-high 30 points, five rebounds and five blocks ... Scored seven points, hauled in 10 rebounds and swatted three shots in the overtime home win over Iowa ... Finished with four points, five rebounds and three blocks in the home win over West Virginia ... Loomed large in the win at Nebraska with 14 points, eight rebounds and a season-high six blocks ... Notched his first-career double-double with 12 points and 10 boards to go along with five blocks in the home win over Penn State ... Scored 13 points and pulled down a team-high eight rebounds against No. 15/14 Ohio State ... Reeled off 20 points and added seven rebounds and three blocks at 18th-ranked Michigan State ... Finished with seven rebounds and three blocks in the home win over No. 11/14 Illinois ... Scored 14 points, grabbed six rebounds and blocked a shot in the home win over William & Mary ... Finished with team highs of 15 points and three blocks to go along with five rebounds in the home win over Ball State ... Had 11 points, seven rebounds and a game-high four blocks at Eastern Michigan ... Tallied 13 points, five rebounds and two blocks in the home win over Lamar ... Had six points and nine rebounds against Xavier ... Scored 10 points, recorded six rebounds and blocked two shots in the win at Clemson in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge ... Made his first-career start in the home win over UNC Wilmington, finishing with nine points, five rebounds and three steals ... Took over in the second half of the 2K Sports Classic consolation game against Oregon State, posting 16 of his 20 points and five of his eight rebounds after the break.

High School
Given a four-star rating and ranked as the No. 66 overall recruit and No. 20 center in his class by Scout.com ... Rated a four-star recruit and ranked as the No. 77 overall prospect and No. 19 center in his class by Rivals.com ... Ranked as the No. 81 overall recruit, the No. 18 center and the No. 11 prospect in the state of Indiana in his class by ESPN.com ... A McDonald's All-America nominee ... Chosen to attend the 2011 NBA Top 100 Camp ... Helped lead Oak Hill to a 44-0 record and a No. 1 final national ranking in 2011-12 ... Averaged 7.0 points, 6.8 rebounds and 4.0 blocks per game, while shooting 63.0 percent from the floor, as a senior ... Also played with Oak Hill during an exhibition tour of China in 2012 ... Shot a team-high 58 percent from the floor as a junior in 2010-11 to lead Oak Hill to a 29-4 record and a No. 4 final national ranking ... Averaged 8.3 points and 7.8 rebounds per game as a sophomore at Carmel High School in 2009-10 to earn honorable mention Associated Press accolades ... Coached by Steve Smith.

Personal
Full name is Aaron Jarrell Hammons ... Majoring in organizational leadership and supervision ... Born on Aug. 27, 1992 ... Son of Tyrone and Alfreda Hammons ... Has a brother, Tyrone.

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