June 27, 2012
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -
Former Purdue stars Robbie Hummel and Lewis Jackson will wait with anticipation to hear their names called on Thursday night when the NBA holds its annual draft in Newark, N.J. The draft will air on ESPN and ESPN3.com, with coverage beginning at 7 p.m. ET.
Should both Hummel and Jackson be chosen on Thursday, they will be the fourth and fifth Purdue players drafted in the Painter Era, joining 2007 second-round selection Carl Landry, 2011 first-round pick JaJuan Johnson and 2011 second-round choice E'Twaun Moore ... Should either be drafted in the first round, he will be the eighth first-round pick in program history (also Dave Schellhase, Herm Gilliam, Joe Barry Carroll, Keith Edmonson, Russell Cross, Glenn Robinson and JaJuan Johnson) ... There have been 13 occasions on which two Purdue players have been drafted in the same year, most recently when Johnson and Moore were both chosen in 2011 ... The last time Purdue had multiple players drafted in consecutive years was 1977 and 1978, when Bruce Parkinson and Tom Scheffler were taken in '77 and Walter Jordan and Eugene Parker were chosen the following year ... In 2012, there were five Boilermakers playing in the NBA (Brian Cardinal, JaJuan Johnson, Carl Landry, Brad Miller and E'Twaun Moore), and in the history of the program, 43 Purdue players have been drafted by NBA teams ... The Golden State Warriors have drafted five Purdue players, more than any other NBA team.
About Robbie Hummel
Member of Purdue's 2009 Big Ten Tournament and 2010 Big Ten championship teams ... The first four-time team captain in program history (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012) ... Purdue's first-ever winner of the Lowe's Senior CLASS Award ... A second-team NABC and honorable mention AP All-American in 2010 ... An honorable mention AP All-American in 2012 ... A four-time All-Big Ten selection, earning first-team honors in 2008, 2010 and 2012, and third-team accolades in 2009 ... A Big Ten All-Freshman Team pick in 2008 ... A three-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree (2009, 2010, 2012) ... Received Ward Lambert Award in 2008 ... Winner of Rebound Award in 2008 (6.1 rpg), 2009 (7.0 rpg) and 2012 (7.2 rpg) ... Two-time winner of the Courage Award (2008, 2012) ... Played in 127-career games with 120 starts ... Averaged 14.0 points, 6.8 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 0.9 blocks per game for his career ... Led team in scoring (16.4), field goals (194), rebounds (7.2), free throws (113), free throw percentage (.825) and blocks (42) in 2012 ... Led team in three-point field goal percentage (.364) and free throw percentage (.902) in 2010 ... Led team in three-point field goal percentage in 2009 (.381) ... Led team in field goal percentage (.484), three-point field goal percentage (.447), free throws (96) and free throw percentage (.865) in 2008 ... Ranks fourth in Purdue history in rebounds (862), three-point field goals (216) and games started (120), fifth in three-point field goal attempts (555), sixth in free throw percentage (.841) and minutes played (3,830), seventh in assist-to-turnover ratio (1.94) and blocks (112), ninth in scoring (1,772), 10th in field goal attempts (1,315) and blocks per game (0.9), 11th in three-point field goal percentage (.389) and steals (132), 12th in free throws made (390), 14th in double-doubles (20), 15th in free throw attempts (464) and games played (127) and 24th in assists (268) ... Holds program freshman records for three-point percentage (.447) and free throw percentage (.865) ... Helped lead Team USA to a bronze medal at the 2009 World University Games in Belgrade, Serbia.
About Lewis Jackson
Member of Purdue's 2009 Big Ten Tournament and 2010 Big Ten championship teams ... A two-time honorable mention All-Big Ten pick (2011, 2012) ... Academic All-Big Ten in 2012 ... Named to the Big Ten All-Freshman Team in 2009 ... Three-time winner of Bob King Assist Award (2009, 2011, 2012) ... Won Doc Combs "Play Hard" Award in 2012 ... Played in 121 games, with 104 starts, from 2009-12 ... Averaged 7.3 points and 3.8 assists per game for his career ... Led team in assists (148) and steals (43) in 2012 ... Led team in field goal percentage (.503) and assists in 2011 (135) ... Led team in assists in 2009 (118) ... Ranks second in Purdue history in assist-to-turnover ratio (2.15), seventh in assists (456) and ninth in games started (104) ... Holds Purdue freshman record for games played (36) ... Ranks second among Purdue freshmen in assists (118), fourth in games started (30) and sixth in steals (33).