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A.J. Hammons
A.J.  Hammons

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Gary, Ind.

High School:
Oak Hill [Va.] Academy

Height / Weight:
7-0 / 261

Position:
Center



04/24/2015

Tracking the Boilermakers

News & Notes on Purdue Athletics.

04/20/2015

Third-Annual Golden Petes Set for Sunday

The finalists for eight awards have been selected.

04/18/2015

Hammons To Return To Purdue For Senior Campaign

Purdue center was named second-team All-Big Ten last season.

04/10/2015

Tracking the Boilermakers

News & Notes on Purdue Athletics.

04/09/2015

Boilermakers Wrap Up Successful Season at 93rd Annual Banquet

Hammons named team MVP, leading Purdue to 21-13 mark and NCAA Tournament.

05/07/2015

2014-15 Purdue Basketball: A.J. Hammons

2014-15 photo gallery of junior A.J. Hammons.

03/19/2015

MBB | Purdue vs. Cincinnati (3-19-15)

Purdue vs. Cincinnati in the second round of the NCAA Tournament (3-19-15)

03/19/2015

NCAA Tournament - Purdue vs. Cincinnati

NCAA Tournament

03/18/2015

NCAA Tournament Practice Day (3-18-15)

The Purdue men's basketball team practiced at the KFC Yum! Center before Thursday's first-round game vs. Cincinnati.

03/13/2015

Purdue vs. Penn State (USATSI)

Purdue Advances to Big Ten Semifinals With 64-59 Win Over Penn State.

2014-15 Game-by-Game Statistics
2013-14 Game-by-Game Statistics
2012-13 Game-by-Game Statistics

2014-15 Photo Gallery

CAREER ACCOLADES
Big Ten Freshman of the Week (Feb. 4, 2013)
Big Ten All-Freshman Team (2013)
U.S. World University Games Training Team (June 1, 2013)
Hammons Garners Big Ten Honors (2014)
Big Ten Player of the Week (Feb. 23, 2015)
Second-Team All-Big Ten (2015)
Big Ten All-Defensive Team (2015)
First-Team USBWA All-District (2015)
First-Team NABC All-District (2015)

2014-15 / JUNIOR
• Hammons had a strong junior season, earning First-Team All-District accolades (NABC, USBWA) and Second-Team All-Big Ten honors after averaging 12.6 PPG, 7.3 RPG and 2.8 BPG while shooting 59.7 percent from the field in Big Ten play.
• Led the Big Ten in blocked shots for the third straight season, something done just twice before (Penn State's Calvin Booth; Purdue's JaJuan Johnson).
• Became the first Big Ten player (and third overall) in 35 years to have 1,000 points, 600 rebounds and 250 blocks by the end of his junior year (Ohio State's Herb Williams; Purdue's Joe Barry Carroll).
• Was the only center in America to average 13.0 PPG, 7.0 RPG, 2.0 BPG and shoot 57 percent from the field in conference play.
• Recorded six double-doubles (now 15 for his career), including a 17-point, 10-rebound performance against Cincinnati in the NCAA Tournament.
• Averaged 22.0 PPG and 10.5 RPG while shooting 14-of-21 (.667) in two games vs. Penn State.
• Averaged 15.5 PPG and 6.0 BPG going 12-of-13 (.923) from the field in the season sweep vs. Indiana.
• His eight blocked shots vs. the Hoosiers were the third most in a game in school history.

2013-14 / SOPHOMORE
• Hammons appeared in 31 games with 24 starts, averaging 10.8 points, 7.4 rebounds and 3.1 blocks per game in 25.0 minutes per contest.
• Was named to the All-Big Ten Honorable Mention team and Big Ten All-Defensive Team after leading the Big Ten in blocked shots and ranking 11th nationally.
• Decided to return to Purdue after receiving feedback regarding the NBA Draft.
• His 96 blocks were the second most in a season in school history.
• Scored in double-figures in each of the last five games, averaging 13.2 points, 8.8 rebounds and 3.6 blocks per game.
• Was the only player in the country to have a game of at least 15 points, 15 rebounds, five blocks and four assists when he had 18 points, 16 rebounds, five blocks and four assists against No. 3-ranked Ohio State (Dec. 31).
• Led the Big Ten (league games only) with six double-doubles (Ohio State, Northwestern, Penn State, Minnesota, Iowa and Wisconsin).
• His seven blocked shots against Central Connecticut State were the third most in a game in school history.
• His six blocked shots against Minnesota, Siena (Dec. 1) and Siena (Nov. 24) tied for the seventh most in a game in school history.
• Went 16-of-17 (.941) from the free throw line over the last six games of the season.
• Averaged 12.4 points per game in Big Ten play, but just 8.5 points in non-conference action.
• In 13 games where Hammons played at least 25 minutes, he averaged 13.8 points, 10.2 rebounds and 3.4 blocks per game. In 18 games he played less than 25 minutes, he averaged 8.6 points, 5.4 rebounds and 2.9 blocks per game.
• Tallied a season-high 20 points with 14 rebounds and six blocked shots in a triple-overtime win over Minnesota (Feb. 5).

2012-13 / FRESHMAN
• Named to the Big Ten All-Freshman Team after averaging 10.6 points, 6.0 rebounds and 2.0 blocks per game in 34 games with 27 starts.
• 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.
• Named the Big Ten Freshman of the Week on Feb. 4, 2013, after averaging 24.5 points, 9.0 rebounds and 3.0 blocks per game in games against Indiana and Northwestern.
• Blocked 67 shots to rank 10th on the program's single-season chart (now 11th most in a season in school history).
• 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.
• Posted 19 double-figure scoring games, including three performances of 20 or more points, and three double-doubles.
• 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. His 30 points were the third most by a freshman in school history and only the third 30-point game by a Boilermaker freshman.

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.
• 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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