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Neal Beshears
Neal Beshears

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Winchester, Ind.

High School:
Winchester / Maine Central Institute

Height / Weight:
6-7 / 198

Position:
Forward



12/19/2012

Men's Basketball Spreads Holiday Cheer to Local Families

Boilermakers team up with Meijer and Lafayette Family Services to bring holiday tidings to 15 local families.

11/20/2012

Men's Basketball to Return to Maui in 2014

Boilermakers will make third appearance in prestigious annual event.

10/11/2012

Single-Game and Crossroads Classic Tickets on Sale to Public Monday

Nearly 12,000 season tickets sold heading into start of practice.

09/26/2012

Men's Basketball Game Times and TV Information Announced

Season tickets and mini-plans still available through Purdue Athletic Ticket Office.

09/13/2012

Men's Basketball Mini-Plan Ticket Packages on Sale Monday

Fans have two packages to choose from, each of which offers five games for $150.

01/05/2014

Purdue @ Minnesota

Purdue @ Minnesota

12/04/2013

Purdue vs. Boston College

Purdue men's basketball

09/11/2013

Men's Basketball Headshots 2013

Men's Basketball Headshots 2013

2013-14 Game-by-Game Statistics
2012-13 Game-by-Game Statistics
2011-12 Game-by-Game Statistics

As a Junior (2013-14)
• Beshears appeared in six games, totaling 12 minutes as a junior.
• Saw action against Central Connecticut State, Eastern Illinois, Boston College, Md.-Eastern Shore, Indiana and at Nebraska.
• Played a season-best four minutes against CCSU, grabbing a rebound and blocking a shot against the Blue Devils. • Also grabbed a rebound against Nebraska (Feb. 23).
• Missed his only field goal attempt of the season against Eastern Illinois.

As a Sophomore (2012-13)
• Saw action in 10 games, averaging 0.3 points and 0.5 rebounds in 2.7 minutes per outing.
• Scored a career-high three points in the win over Hofstra, while connecting on his first career three-pointer.
• Tied a career high with two rebounds at Indiana (Feb. 16), also set against Lamar.
• Recorded his first-career block in the home win over West Virginia.
• Played three minutes in the win over Western Illinois in the first round of the CBI.

As a Freshman (2011-12)
• Played in 10 games, averaging 0.6 points and 0.3 rebounds in 2.2 minutes per contest.
• Scored the first two points of his career in the home win over IPFW.
• Posted two points and one rebound in one minute in the win at Michigan.
• Scored two points and had a rebound at Michigan State.
• Handed out two assists in the season-opening win over Northern Illinois.
• Saw a minute of action in the win over Nebraska at the Big Ten Tournament.

Maine Central Institute (2010-11)
• Played the 2010-11 season at Maine Central Institute.
• Helped lead MCI to its first NEPSAC Class AAA championship since 1998.
• Started 28 of 31 games, averaging 5.7 points, 3.3 rebounds and 1.4 assists per game.
• Converted a team-high 87.0 percent from the free throw line.
• Attended same prep school as former Boilermaker Brad Miller.
• Coached by Dave Campbell.

High School
• An Indiana All-Star and honorable mention IBCA all-state selection in 2010.
• Earned Indiana Junior All-Star honors and was selected for the IBCA All-State Underclassman Team in 2009.
• Averaged 18.3 points and 9.6 rebounds per game, while shooting 87.5 percent from the free throw line, as a senior at Winchester.
• Coached by Chip Mehaffey.

Personal
• Full name is Neal Aron Beshears.
• Majoring in computational science and engineering.
• Born on Aug. 24, 1991.
• Son of Kenny and Sherry Beshears.
• Has two brothers, Bobby, a Purdue graduate, and David. Also has a sister, Jessica.

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