June 22, 2011
Johnson Draft Profile Video | Moore Draft Profile Video
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Former Purdue stars JaJuan Johnson and E'Twaun Moore are set to begin their professional careers on Thursday night, when both are expected to be selected in the NBA Draft. The draft will air on ESPN and ESPN3.com, with coverage beginning at 7 p.m. ET.
Should both Johnson and Moore be chosen on Thursday, they will be the second and third Purdue players drafted in the Painter Era, joining 2007 second-round selection Carl Landry ... Should either Johnson or Moore be taken in the first round, they will be the Boilermakers' first first-round pick(s) since Glenn Robinson was the first overall pick by the Milwaukee Bucks in 1994 ... Should either be drafted in the first round, he will be the seventh first-round pick in program history (also Schellhase, Gilliam, Carroll, Edmonson, Cross, Robinson) ... There have been 12 occasions on which two Purdue players have been drafted in the same year, most recently when Everette Stephens and Todd Mitchell were both chosen in 1988 ... In 2011, there were three Boilermakers playing in the NBA (Cardinal, Landry, Miller), and in the history of the program, 41 Purdue players have been drafted by NBA teams ... The Golden State Warriors have drafted five Purdue players (Franklin, Kendrick, Sichting, Carroll, Cross), more than any other NBA team.
About JaJuan Johnson
The 17th consensus All-American in program history, and the first since Robinson in 1994, in 2011 ... Second player in program history to be named an AP Preseason All-American ... Purdue's first-ever recipient of the Pete Newell Big Man Year award from the NABC as a senior ... Finalist for Naismith, Robertson and Wooden trophies in 2011 ... Led Big Ten in scoring (20.5 ppg) and blocks (2.3 bpg), while also averaging 8.6 rebounds per game, in 2011 en route to becoming just the third player in league history to be named Big Ten Player of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year in the same season ... A three-time All-Big Ten selection, earning first-team honors in 2009 and 2011 and second-team accolades in 2010 ... Also a three-time Big Ten All-Defensive Team honoree ... Finished his career as Purdue's co-record holder, with Moore, in wins (107), games played (140) and consecutive games played (140) ... Also finished his career ranked second in program history in blocks (263), third in minutes played (3,856), fourth in free throw attempts (662) and games started (120), fifth in rebounds (854) and free throws (492), seventh in points (1,919), field (706) and field goal attempts (1,410), and 11th in double-doubles (26) ... Netted 698 points as a senior, the ninth-best single-season total in program history ... Finished his career on a streak of 43-straight double-figure scoring games, the fifth-longest streak in school history ... Had 291 rebounds as a senior, good for ninth on the program's single-season chart ... Invited to the World University Games Trials in the summer of the 2009 ... Helped Team USA prepare for its gold medal-winning run at the 2010 FIBA World Championship as part of the USA Men's Select Team in both Las Vegas and New York.
About E'Twaun Moore
One of just 13 players in program history to be named an All-American in multiple seasons after earning honorable mention AP honors in 2010 and both NABC (third team) and AP (honorable mention) accolades in 2011 ... A second-team ESPN The Magazine Academic All-American in 2010 ... Lowe's Senior CLASS Award finalist in 2011 ... The second player in program history to be named All-Big Ten four times, garnering second-team honors in 2008 and 2009, and first-team recognition in 2010 and 2011 ... A Big Ten All-Freshman Team selection in 2008 ... A three-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree (2009, 2010, 2011) ... MVP of the 2009 Paradise Jam ... The third player in Big Ten history to accrue 2,000 points, 500 rebounds and 400 assists in his career (also Steve Smith and Talor Battle) ... Finished his career as Purdue's co-record holder, with Johnson, in wins (107), games played (140) and consecutive games played (140) ... Also owns program records for three-point field goals (243), games started (136) and minutes played (4,517) ... Finished his career ranked second in program history in field goal attempts (1,774), third in points (2,136) and three-point field goal attempts (639), fourth in field goals (780), sixth in steals (164), ninth in assists (400), 15th in blocks (59) and free throw attempts (457) and 19th in rebounds (611).