Boilermakers team up with Meijer and Lafayette Family Services to bring holiday tidings to 15 local families.
Boilermakers will make third appearance in prestigious annual event.
Nearly 12,000 season tickets sold heading into start of practice.
Season tickets and mini-plans still available through Purdue Athletic Ticket Office.
Fans have two packages to choose from, each of which offers five games for $150.
Purdue vs. Saint Mary's - AP Photos
Purdue vs. Nebraska - AP Photos
AP Photos: Purdue vs. Penn State
Purdue vs. Michigan State Feb. 19, 2012
Purdue 67, Illinois 62 - AP Photos
One of the most prolific and gutsy shooters in the history of Purdue basketball will be back with the Boilermakers in 2012-13. Despite completing his eligibility after last season, Ryne Smith will remain with the program as a student assistant coach while he finishes his degree.
Academic All-Big Ten (2010, 2012) ... Big Ten Player of the Week (1-10-11).
As a Senior (2011-12)
Academic All-Big Ten ... Made 89 three-point field goals to rank third on Purdue's single-season chart, while shooting .432 from the arc for the season ... Finished his career ranked fifth in program history in three-point field goal percentage (.408) and eighth in three-pointers made (169) ... Finished third in the three-point contest at the State Farm College Slam Dunk & 3-Point Championships as part of the Final Four festivities in New Orleans ... Ranked second in the Big Ten in three-point field goals per game (2.5) and eighth in three-point percentage (.432) in overall games ... Ranked fourth in the conference in triples per game (2.3) and 11th in three-point percentage (.402) in Big Ten games only ... Played in all 35 games, earning 32 starting assignments ... Averaged 9.1 points and 2.5 rebounds in 28.7 minutes per game ... Purdue's first sub in each of his three appearances off the bench ... Led Purdue in steals 12 times, assists three times and scoring twice ... Posted 16 double-figure scoring games, including one 20-point performance ... Recorded three points and a steal against Kansas in the third round of the NCAA Tournament ... Netted nine points against Ohio State in the Big Ten Tournament quarters ... Drained five triples to finish with 15 points in the win over Nebraska at the Big Ten Tournament ... Scored 12 points at Indiana ... Recorded nine points and three assists in the Senior Night win over Penn State ... Came up with seven points and four rebounds in the win at Michigan ... Poured in four triples to finish with 12 points in the home win over Nebraska ... Tallied 10 points at home against Michigan State ... Went for 14 points, a season-high seven rebounds and three assists in the home win over Northwestern ... Chipped in with nine points and three rebounds at Ohio State ... Scored nine points and grabbed four rebounds against Michigan at home ... Recorded 12 points, three assists and a pair of steals in the home win over Iowa ... Had nine points and a pair of steals in the win at Minnesota ... Put up 12 points on 4-of-5 shooting from deep and grabbed four rebounds in the home win over Illinois ... Finished with five points and five rebounds in the win at Iowa ... Contributed 10 points and three rebounds to the win over IPFW ... Had 14 points and four boards against Butler at the Crossroads Classic ... Recorded eight points, five boards and three assists in the home win over Eastern Michigan ... Scored nine points, tallied five boards and tied his career high with three steals in the home win over Western Carolina ... Chipped in with six points and a pair of assists in the home win over Miami ... Finished with 14 points in the home win over Coppin State ... Led Purdue with 12 points and had two steals in the win over Western Michigan ... Helped out with 10 points in the win over Temple in the semis of the Puerto Rico Tip-Off ... Drilled five triples for 15 points, handed out three assists and picked up three steals in the win over Iona in the Puerto Rico opener ... Shot the Boilermakers to the home win over High Point, tying the program and Mackey Arena records with eight three-point field goals and finishing with a career-high 26 points ... Finished with eight points and three assists in the season-opening win over Northern Illinois.
As a Junior (2010-11)
Big Ten Player of the Week (1-10-11) ... Played in all 34 games, making 24 starts, and averaging 6.2 points, 2.5 rebounds and 1.7 assists in 23.9 minutes ... Purdue's first sub on four occasions ... Led Purdue in scoring twice, rebounds twice, assists twice and steals five times ... Scored in double figures seven times on the campaign ... Shot 44.1 percent from the arc to rank fifth in the Big Ten ... Made seven field goals, including six trifectas, en route to 20 points against VCU in the third round of the NCAA Tournament ... Scored six points and pulled down five rebounds against Michigan State at the Big Ten Tournament ... Tallied eight points and ripped down a career-high nine rebounds in the home win over Illinois ... Had three points and three steals in the win at Michigan State ... Handed out four assists, grabbed three rebounds and picked up three steals in the home win over Ohio State ... Scored eight points and totaled six rebounds in the victory at Illinois ... Scored 15 points, grabbed four rebounds, dished out three assists and recorded two steals in the home win over Minnesota ... Scored six points and finished with six rebounds in the home win over Michigan State ... Scored five points and passed out five dimes in the home win over Penn State ... Led Purdue with 18 points and added three assists in the home win over Iowa ... Tied the program record for three-point field goals in a game without a miss (5-of-5) en route to a 20-point night in the win at Penn State ... Scored 13 points and tallied four rebounds in the win over Northwestern ... Reeled off 17 points on 6-of-7 shooting in the win at Michigan ... Scored five points and dished off three assists in the win over Indiana State ... Aided the win at Valpo with nine points on 3-of-4 shooting from the arc ... Finished with 11 points and three assists in the home victory over Austin Peay ... Scored six points in the win over Howard.
As a Sophomore (2009-10)
Academic All-Big Ten ... Saw action in 31 games and made one start, averaging 2.6 points and 1.0 rebounds in 12.2 minutes per contest ... Led Purdue in steals five times and assists twice ... Chipped in with three points and a pair of assists in the win over Texas A&M in the second round of the NCAA Tournament ... Sank a pair of triples in the win over Siena in the tournament's first round to finish with six points ... Posted three rebounds and a steal in the win over Northwestern at the Big Ten Tournament ... Made the first start of his career at Illinois ... Sank two big threes in the first half of the home win over Minnesota, finishing with six points ... Played 21 minutes in the home win over West Virginia, scoring seven points and equaling his career high with four rebounds ... Scored six points, grabbed three rebounds and handed out three assists in the home win over SIU Edwardsville ... Netted six points and a career-high four rebounds in the win over Buffalo ... Had two points, a block and a steal in the win over Tennessee in the championship game of the Paradise Jam ... Came roaring off the bench for a career-high 16 points to go along with two assists and two steals in the win over St. Joseph's in the semifinals of the Paradise Jam ... Turned in six points, three rebounds and two assists in the season-opening defeat of Cal State Northridge.
As a Freshman (2008-09)
Appeared in 18 games as a freshman, averaging 1.1 points and 0.6 rebounds in 5.3 minutes per outing ... Netted more than 80 percent of his field goals from beyond the arc ... Scored a career-high six points on a pair of trifectas at Ball State ... Logged a season-high 17 minutes in the home win over Loyola-Chicago.
A first-team all-state selection in the classroom and a second-team all-state pick on the court as a senior ... Named District 7 Player of the Year following his final prep campaign ... Averaged 18 points, five assists and three rebounds as a senior ... Played AAU basketball for the Ohio Gators ... Coached by his father, Bruce Smith.
Full name is Ryne Edward Smith ... Born on Oct. 1, 1989 ... Son of Bruce and Terri Smith ... Has a sister, Nikki, who played college basketball at Indiana.