Nojel Eastern
Nojel  Eastern


Evanston, Ill.

High School:
Evanston Township

Height / Weight:
6-6 / 220



No. 20 Purdue Routs SIUE in Opener

Dakota Mathias leads five players in double figures


Purdue Rolls Past Carroll College 98-71

Boilermakers shoot 55.4 percent from the field in win


Edwards, Haarms Shine in Scrimmage

Edwards scores 30, Haarms tallies 18 in Fan Day scrimmage


Getting to Know: Nojel Eastern

Versatile athlete that can play four positions


USA Advances to Gold-Medal Game 93-61

Vincent Edwards scores 31 points in win over Serbia


USATSI Gallery - Chicago State at Purdue

USATSI Gallery - Chicago State at Purdue

• A 4-star recruit according to ESPN.com, he was ranked as the 78th-best prospect in America and the 21st-best point guard nationally.
• Ranked a 4-star recruit and 73rd nationally by Rivals.com.
• Ranked a 4-star recruit and the 19th-best point guard nationally by Scout.com. "By adding Eastern, Purdue has one of the better classes in the Big Ten Conference".
• A 4-star recruit by 247Sports, ranked as the 59th-best player nationally.
• Called one of the "most unique and versatile perimeter players in the country" by ESPN, and a "playmaker with tremendous upside".
• Was 1-of-18 finalists for the USA Basketball U-17 team in the 2016 FIBA World Championships.
• Named to the 2015-16 USA Basketball men's junior national team in April 2015. Attended the 2015 USA Basketball U16 Training Camp, but was unable to participate due to injury.
• Participated in the 2014 USA Men's Junior National Team October minicamp.
• Named to the 2016 Chicago Sun Times All-Area first team.
• Illinois Basketball Coaches Association Class 3A/4A All-State first team (2016) and IBCA 3A/4A All-State second team (2015).
• As a junior in 2015-16 at Evanston Township, he averaged 14.9 PPG, 6.5 RPG, 4.0 APG, 2.0 BPG and 2.0 SPG in helping his team to a 23-6 record, an Illinois 4A Warren Regional championship and the Illinois Class 4A Glenbrook Sectional semifinals.
• Posted 25 points, nine rebounds and seven assists to help lead his team to a 53-39 victory over New Trier High School for the 2016 Central Suburban South title.
• In 2014-15, he averaged 15.7 PPG, 5.3 RPG and 3.0 APG in leading his team to the Central Suburban League championship and an Illinois High School Association regional title.
• Owns a 6-foot-8 wingspan.
• Turned down offers from Michigan State, Ohio State, DePaul, Seton Hall, Iowa State, Northwestern, Missouri, Michigan and Illinois among others.
• Mother, Tamala Reed, played basketball, softball and volleyball at Chicago State.
• Member of his school's honor roll.
• Head coach at Evanston Township is Mike Ellis.
• He compares his game to Jalen Rose.
• Away from the court, he enjoys writing poetry and studying the game of basketball.
• Has never traveled outside the United States.


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