News and notes on Purdue Athletics
Purdue has had at least two players appear in an NBA game in 36 straight years
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Hammons becomes Purdue's 47th NBA Draft selection
News and notes on Purdue Athletics
First Round, NCAA Tournament
Wisconsin @ Purdue
No. 17 Purdue vs. No. 22 Indiana February 20, 2016
Photos from Northwestern @ #17 Purdue on February 16, 2016.
Check out the photo gallery from the men's basketball game against Michigan State.
2013-14 Game-by-Game Statistics
2014-15 Game-by-Game Statistics
2015-16 Game-by-Game Statistics
2014-15 Photo Gallery
Big Ten Freshman of the Week (Feb. 4, 2013)
Big Ten All-Freshman Team (2013)
U.S. World Univ. 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)
Preseason All-Big Ten (Oct. 14, 2015)
Abdul-Jabbar Watch List (Oct. 16, 2015)
Big Ten Player of the Week (Dec. 7, 2015)
Big Ten Player of the Week (Dec. 28, 2015)
Big Ten Player of the Week (Feb. 1, 2016)
SFinalist for Abdul-Jabbar Award (Feb. 5, 2016)
First-team All-Big Ten; DPOY (March 7, 2016)
First-team USBWA All-District (March 9, 2016)
Finalist for Abdul-Jabbar Award (March 11, 2016)
First-team NABC All-District (March 25, 2016)
AP Honorable Mention All-America (March 29, 2016)
• Hammons had an outstanding senior season, being named first-team All-Big Ten and the league's Defensive Player of the Year after averaging 15.0 points, 8.2 rebounds and 2.6 blocks per game while shooting 59.2 percent from the field.
• Was 1-of-4 players nationally to rank in the nation's top 25 in both blocked shots (14th) and field goal percentage (21st).
• Finished his career as 1-of-2 players in Big Ten history with 1,500 career points, 900 career rebounds and 340 career blocked shots (Purdue's Joe Barry Carroll).
• Finished career ranked 17th on the school's career scoring list (1,593 points), third in rebounds (930) and second in blocked shots (343).
• Scored in double-figures in each of his last 16 games and in 24 of his last 25 games (Rutgers).
• Finished the season ranked 15th in Purdue history in rebounds (270) and fifth in blocked shots (84). Narrowly missed leading the Big Ten in blocked shots for the fourth straight year (Jarrod Uthoff - 86; A.J. Hammons - 84).
• Became the first player since Georgetown's Michael Sweetney in 2002 to have at least 32 points, 11 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 blocked shots in a game when he reached those marks against Nebraska in just 29 minutes.
• Became the first player since at least 2011 to have at least 16 points, 15 rebounds, 6 blocks and 3 assists in an NCAA Tournament game, when he reached those marks against Little Rock.
• Had a monster performance against No. 8-ranked Michigan State with 19 points, 13 rebounds and 8 blocked shots.
• In games that at least 18 NBA scouts were present, Hammons averaged 19.3 points, 10.0 rebounds and 4.3 blocks per game.
• Dominated likely first-round pick Damian Jones of Vanderbilt to the tune of 21 points, 10 rebounds and 7 blocked shots. Held Jones to six points in 15 foul-plagued minutes.
• Named to the All-Big Ten Tournament team after averaging 16.0 points, 9.3 rebounds and 1.3 blocks per game.
• 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.
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).
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.
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.
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.