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Donnie Hale
Donnie Hale

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
New Albany, Ind.

High School:
New Albany / Bridgton Prep

Height / Weight:
6-8 / 221

Position:
Forward



As a Redshirt Freshman (2012-13)
Played in 32 games and drew eight starting assignments ... Averaged 3.8 points and 2.8 rebounds in 14.5 minutes per game ... Led the Boilers in points and rebounds twice each ... Scored in double figures five times and recorded one double-double ... Finished with five points and three rebounds in the win over Western Illinois in the first round of the CBI ... Came off the bench to score a team-high 13 points at Iowa ... Tallied six points, three rebounds and a block against No. 12/8 Michigan State ... Posted the first double-double of his career in the win at Penn State, finishing with 10 points and a season-high 10 boards ... A vital piece of the overtime home win over Iowa, scoring 12 points to go along with five rebounds and a block ... Had three points, five rebounds and a pair of steals in the home win over West Virginia ... Posted two points, four rebounds and a block in the win at Nebraska ... Chipped in four points, two boards and a block in the home win over Penn State ... Put up two points and four rebounds in the home win over No. 11/14 Illinois ... Had eight points and five rebounds against Xavier ... Recorded five rebounds and a steal in the home win over UNC Wilmington ... Had five points and five rebounds against Oregon State in the consolation game of the 2K Sports Classic ... Scored 11 points and shared team-high honors with six rebounds against Villanova at Madison Square Garden ... Led Purdue with 15 points on 7-of-12 shooting and snatched four rebounds against Bucknell in the season opener.

As a Freshman (2011-12)
Redshirted his first season in the Purdue program ... Participated in the Boilermakers' two exhibition games, per NCAA rules, and led the team with an average of 7.0 rebounds per game in those contests.

At Bridgton Prep (2010-11)
Honorable mention Class AAA NEPSAC All-New England selection ... Averaged 15.0 points and 10.0 rebounds per game for the Wolverines, starting all 30 games ... Posted single-game highs of 32 points and 19 rebounds ... Attended same prep school as former Boilermakers Cuonzo Martin, David Teague and Keaton Grant.

High School
Graded a 91 and ranked as the No. 34 power forward in his class by ESPN ... Given a three-star rating, ranked as the No. 144 overall recruit and the No. 25 power forward in his class by Rivals.com ... Given a three-star rating and ranked as the No. 33 power forward in his class by Scout.com ... A McDonald's All-America nominee ... A two-time Associated Press all-state selection, garnering first-team honors in 2010 and third-team recognition in 2009 ... Named an Indiana All-Star in 2010 and an Indiana Junior All-Star in 2009 ... An IBCA Senior All-State pick in 2010, and a member of the 2009 IBCA All-State Underclassmen Team ... A first-team all-area selection by the Louisville Courier-Journal in each of his last two prep campaigns ... Named the Evening News and Tribune Player of the Year in both 2009 and 2010 ... Guided New Albany to an 89-9 record, two sectional titles and a regional crown during his four years ... Ranks second on New Albany's career rebounds list (620) and third on its scoring ledger (1,236) ... Averaged 18.0 points, 7.8 rebounds and 3.3 blocks per game as a senior to lead New Albany to its fourth-straight Hoosier Hills Conference championship and a No. 2 spot in the Class 4A final poll ... Averaged 19.7 points, 10.0 rebounds and 4.0 blocks per game as a junior ... Coached by Jim Shannon.

Personal
Full name is Donnie Ray Hale ... Majoring in organizational leadership and supervision ... Born on Oct. 30, 1991 ... Son of Donald and Donna Hale ... Has three brothers, Neal, Anthony and Isaiah ... Also has two sisters, Angela, who played volleyball at Georgia, and Sarah ... Has a daughter, Alexis.

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