Jan. 25, 2012
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Former Purdue star Carl Landry has been elected to the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Hall of Fame as part of a six-man Class of 2012, the NJCAA announced on Wednesday.
Before becoming a star at Purdue and moving on to the NBA, Landry was a versatile performer for Vincennes University from 2002-04.
A first-team NJCAA All-American as a sophomore in 2003-04, Landry averaged 19.4 points, 8.9 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 2.3 blocks per game. The Milwaukee native missed a substantial part of his freshman season at Vincennes with a broken hand, but still averaged 14.0 points and 7.4 rebounds per game.
In his junior season at Purdue, Landry put up averages of 18.2 and 7.1 rebounds en route to second-team All-Big Ten honors. Landry's encore came as a senior in 2006-07, when he led Purdue back to the NCAA Tournament and claimed first-team All-Big Ten accolades with averages of 18.9 points and 7.3 boards.
Landry currently ranks second in Purdue history in field goal percentage (.602) and sixth in scoring average (18.4).
He was selected 31st overall in the 2007 NBA Draft by the Seattle Sonics and dealt to the Houston Rockets. He is currently a member of the New Orleans Hornets.