List Of Alumni Game Participants Taking Shape

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Eighth-year Purdue head coach Matt Painter will lead one of the alumni teams prior to directing the Boilermakers' intrasquad scrimmage.

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Eighth-year Purdue head coach Matt Painter will lead one of the alumni teams prior to directing the Boilermakers' intrasquad scrimmage.
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July 12, 2012

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - With just more than three weeks remaining before the Purdue men's basketball program hosts its alumni game, the list of former Boilermakers set to take part in the inaugural event is close to finalized.

The event is scheduled to tip off with the alumni game at 2 p.m. ET on Saturday, Aug. 4, on Keady Court. Legendary former head coach Gene Keady, the court's namesake, will lead one of the squads, while protégé and current Boilermaker head coach Matt Painter will guide the other.

Immediately following the alumni game, fans will get their first look at the 2012-13 Purdue squad when the Boilermakers hold an intrasquad scrimmage. In addition to returning eight letterwinners from last season's NCAA Tournament team, including reigning Big Ten Sixth Man of the Year D.J. Byrd, the Boilers welcomed a consensus top-20 recruiting class to campus this summer.

Tickets for the event are priced at $10 for the lower level (reserved) and $5 for the upper level (general admission). A limited number of free tickets (one per student) will be available to Purdue students in the normal student sections.

Tickets may be purchased online at purduesports.com, by calling (800) 49-SPORT or in person at the Purdue Athletic Ticket Office. Located on the concourse level on the east side of Mackey Arena, the Athletic Ticket Office is open for business from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday (except holidays).

The list of scheduled participants, with a short bio on each, is as follows:

Dave Barrett (1988-91)
Member of Purdue's 1988 Big Ten championship team ... Three-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree (1989, 1990, 1991) ... Winner of Red Mackey Award in 1991 ... First-ever four-time winner of Ray Eddy "Mr. Hustle" Award (1988, 1989, 1990, 1991) ... Played in 95 games from 1988-91, making 14 starts ... Posted career averages of 1.3 points and 0.7 rebounds ... Member of the Indiana Basketball of Fame's 2012 Silver Anniversary Team.

 

 

Travis Best (1999-01)
One of six team captains in 2001 ... Scored 14 points in 20 appearances during the 2000-01 season.

Brandon Brantley (1992-96)
Member of Purdue's 1994, 1995 and 1996 Big Ten championship teams ... One of six team captains in 1996 ... Earned Courage Award in 1995 and Doc Combs "Play Hard" Award in 1996 ... Also shared the John Wooden Most Valuable Player Award in 1996 ... Winner of Rebound Award in 1995 (6.1 rpg) and 1996 (5.6 rpg) ... Played in 129-career games with 80 starts ... Compiled career averages of 6.2 points and 4.6 rebounds per game ... Led team in field goal percentage in 1994 (.539) ... Led team in free throw percentage in 1996 (.788) ... Led team in blocked shots in 1994 (1.2 bpg), 1995 (1.1 bpg), and 1996 (1.1 bpg) ... Ranks sixth in the Purdue history in blocked shots (114), 10th in blocks per game (0.9) and 22nd in rebounds (591).

Brett Buscher (2001-04)
A team tri-captain in 2004 ... Named Academic All-Big Ten in 2004 ... Winner of the Courage Award in 2002 ... Averaged 5.6 points and 3.2 rebounds per game in 121 contests from 2001-04 ... Made 39-career starts ... Led team in field goal percentage in 2003 (.526).

Brian Cardinal (1997-00)
Two-time team captain (1999, 2000) ... A three-time All-Big Ten selection, earning third-team honors in 1998 and 1999, and second-team recognition in 2000 ... Named John Wooden Most Valuable Player in 2000 ... Four-time winner of both the Courage Award and the Ray Eddy "Mr. Hustle" Award (1997-00) ... Won the Doc Combs "Play Hard" Award in 1999 and 2000 ... Winner of the Rebound Award (5.5 rpg) and Bob King Assist Award (2.4 apg) in 1999 ... Played in 132-career games, with 125 starts ... Averaged 12.0 points and 5.7 rebounds per game for his career ... Led team in scoring (13.9 PPG), free throws (130) and steals (2.1 spg) in 2000 ... Led team in three-point percentage (.374), free throws (114) and steals (2.3 spg) in 1999 ... Led team in free throw percentage (.787) and steals (1.8 spg) in 1998 ... Ranks second in Purdue history in steals (259), steals per game (2.0) and games started (125), sixth games played (132), seventh in rebounds (749) and free throws (464), eighth in minutes played (3,693), ninth in free throw attempts (610), 11th in three-point field goals (130) and three-point field goal attempts (356), 17th in scoring (1,584) and 19th in assists (277) ... Selected 44th overall by the Detroit Pistons in the 2000 NBA Draft.

Tarrance Crump (2007-08)
Academic All-Big Ten honoree in 2008 ... Played in 67 games from 2007-08, making 15 starts ... Averaged 5.0 points and 1.4 rebounds for his career ... Led team in free throw percentage (.800) in 2007.

Carson Cunningham (1999-01)
One of six team captains in 2001 ... A two-time Academic All-American (2000, 2001) and three-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree (1999, 2000, 2001) ... Two-time winner of Ward Lambert Award (1999, 2001) ... Also won Red Mackey Award and Doc Combs "Play Hard" Award in 2001 ... Winner of Bob King Assist Award in 2000 (4.1 apg) and 2001 (4.4 apg) ... Played in 96 games, including 75 starts, from 1999-01 ... Averaged 9.2 points and 1.7 rebounds for his career ... Led team in three-point field goal percentage (.398) and free throw percentage (.807) in 2000 ... Led team in free throw percentage (.797) in 1999 ... Ranks ninth in Purdue history in free throw percentage (.823) ... Author of the book American Hoops: U.S. Men's Olympic Basketball from Berlin to Beijing, published in 2009.

Todd Foster (1993-96)
Member of Purdue's 1994, 1995 and 1996 Big Ten championship teams ... One of six team captains in 1996 ... Shared the 1996 John Wooden Most Valuable Player Award ... Four-time winner of Ray Eddy "Mr. Hustle" Award (1993, 1994, 1995, 1996) ... Played in 96 games from 1993-96, earning six starting assignments ... Averaged 3.7 points and 1.0 rebounds per game for his career ... Led team in three-point field goals (60) and three-point field goal percentage (.397) in 1996.

Keaton Grant (2007-10)
Member of Purdue's 2009 Big Ten Tournament and 2010 Big Ten championship teams ... A two-time team captain (2009, 2010) ... An honorable mention All-Big Ten pick in 2008 and an Academic All-Big Ten honoree in 2010 ... Named John Wooden Most Valuable Player in 2008 ... Averaged 7.5 points and 2.8 rebounds per game in 138 contests from 2007-10 ... Made 95-career starts ... Led team in three-point field goals made in 2008 (66) and 2009 (61) ... Ranks third in program history in games played (138), sixth in three-point field goal attempts (504), seventh in three-point field goals (177), 14th in three-point field goal percentage (.370), 17th in minutes played (3,410) and 44th in scoring (1,031).

Marcus Green (2006-09)
Member of Purdue's 2009 Big Ten Tournament championship team ... Played in 133 games with 21 starts from 2006-09 ... Averaged 4.5 points and 2.9 rebounds per game for his career ... Led team in free throw percentage in 2006 (.871) ... Played in 133-consecutive games to rank third in program history.

Roy Hairston (1995-96)
Member of Purdue's 1995 and 1996 Big Ten championship teams ... One of six team captains in 1996 ... A third-team All-Big Ten selection in 1996 ... Shared John Wooden Most Valuable Player Award in 1996 ... Played in 64 games, making 47 starts, from 1995-96 ... Averaged 9.0 points and 4.6 rebounds per game for his career ... Led team in steals in 1995 (1.0 spg) and 1996 (1.6 spg).

Justin Jennings (1993-96)
Member of Purdue's 1994, 1995 and 1996 Big Ten championship teams ... One of six team captains in 1996 ... Shared John Wooden Most Valuable Player Award in 1996 ... Played in 119-career games, including 17 starts ... Averaged 5.3 points and 2.2 rebounds per game for his career ... Led team in field goal percentage in 1995 (.600) and 1996 (.632) ... Ranks third in Purdue history in field goal percentage (.597).

Matt Kiefer (2003-06)
A team co-captain in 2006 ... Three-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree (2004, 2005, 2006) ... Named John Wooden Most Valuable Player in 2006 ... Also won Doc Combs "Play Hard" Award and Rebound Award in 2006 ... Two-time Courage Award winner (2004, 2005) ... Ward Lambert Award recipient in 2003 ... Played in 112 games, making 70 starts, from 2003-06 ... Averaged 7.6 points and 4.7 rebounds per game for his career ... Led team in scoring (12.0 ppg), field goals (125), steals (1.0 spg) and blocks (1.1 bpg) in 2006 ... Ranks ninth in Purdue history in blocks (80).

Chris Kramer (2007-10)
Member of Purdue's 2009 Big Ten Tournament and 2010 Big Ten championship teams ... Three-time team captain (2008, 2009, 2010) ... Three-time All-Big Ten selection, garnering third-team honors in 2008 and honorable mention recognition in 2009 and 2010 ... Two-time Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year (2008, 2010) ... The only four-time Big Ten All-Defensive Team selection in conference history (2007-10) ... Three-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree (2008, 2009, 2010) ... Four-time winner of Doc Combs "Play Hard" Award (2007-10) ... Won Ray Eddy "Mr. Hustle" Award and Bob King Assist Award in 2007 and 2008, and received Courage Award in 2009 and 2010 ... Played in 133-career games, including 114 starts, from 2007-10 ... Posted career averages of 6.4 points, 3.0 rebounds and 2.1 steals per game ... The only player in program history to lead the Boilermakers in steals in each of his four seasons ... Led team in field goal percentage (.565) in 2010 ... Led team in free throw percentage (.768) in 2009 ... Holds program records for steals (274) and steals per game (2.1) ... Ranks fourth in Purdue history in games played (133), sixth in games started (114), seventh in minutes played (3,704) and 15th in assists (337) ... Holds Purdue freshman record for steals (64).

Carl Landry (2005-07)
Two-time All-Big Ten selection, earning second-team accolades in 2005 and first-team honors in 2007 ... Named John Wooden Most Valuable Player in 2005 and shared the honor in 2007 ... Won Courage Award in 2007 ... Received Rebound Award in 2005 (7.1 rpg) and 2007 (7.3 rpg) ... Started 63 of 64-career games from 2005-07 ... Averaged 18.4 points and 7.1 rebounds per game for his career ... Led team in scoring (18.9 ppg), field goals (219), field goal percentage (.597), free throws (201) and blocks (0.9 bpg) in 2007 ... Led team in scoring (18.2 ppg), field goals (160), field goal percentage (.618) and free throws (132) in 2005 ... Ranks second in Purdue history in field goal percentage (.602), sixth in scoring average (18.4), 12th in free throw attempts (503) and blocks per game (0.8), 15th in rebounding average (7.1) and free throws (359) and 30th in scoring (1,175) ... Selected 31st overall by the Seattle Supersonics in 2007 NBA Draft.

Troy Lewis (1985-88)
Member of Purdue's 1987 and 1988 Big Ten championship teams ... Named to Purdue's Centennial All-Time Men's Basketball Team ... One of three team captains in 1988 ... A three-time All-Big Ten selection, receiving second-team acclaim in 1986 before garnering first-team honors in 1987 and 1988 ... An Academic All-Big Ten honoree in 1986 ... Shared John Wooden Most Valuable Player Award and won Red Mackey Award in 1988 ... Started 103 of 124 games from 1985-88 ... Averaged 16.4 points, 3.8 rebounds and 3.2 assists per game for his career ... Led team in scoring (17.9 ppg), field goals (209), three-point field goals (100), three-point field goal percentage (.427) and free throw percentage (.867) in 1988 ... Led team in scoring (18.5 ppg), field goals (200), three-point field goals (51), three-point field goal percentage (.463) and free throw percentage (.761) in 1987 ... Led team in scoring (18.4 ppg), field goals (249) and free throw percentage (.820) in 1986 ... Ranks second in Purdue history in three-point field goal percentage (.447) and minutes played (3,859), third in field goals (783), fifth in scoring (2,038) and field goal attempts (1,568), sixth in assist-to-turnover ratio (1.95), seventh in minutes per game (31.4), ninth in three-point field goals (151), 10th in games started (103), 11th in assists (398), 13th in three-point field goal attempts (338) and 14th in free throw percentage (.789).

Kenneth Lowe (2000-04)
Two-time team captain (2003, 2004) ... A two-time All-Big Ten selection, earning third-team honors in 2003 and second-team accolades in 2004 ... Two-time Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year (2003, 2004) ... Named John Wooden Most Valuable Player in 2004 ... Won Ray Eddy "Mr. Hustle" Award in 2001 and 2003, and received Doc Combs "Play Hard" Award in 2004 ... Played in 108 games, including 85 starts, from 2000-04 ... Posted career averages of 10.0 points and 2.4 rebounds per game ... Led team in scoring (13.3 ppg), three-point field goal percentage (.386), free throws (116) and free throw percentage (.866) in 2004 ... Led team in three-point field goal percentage (.414) and free throw percentage (.887) in 2003 ... Led team in free throws (134) and free throw percentage (.865) in 2001 ... Ranks second in Purdue history in free throw percentage (.864), 10th in three-point field goal percentage (.398), 11th in free throws (393) and 38th in scoring (1,079).

Charlie Lundstrom (1982-84)

Brandon McKnight (2002-05)
A team co-captain in 2005 ... Winner of Red Mackey Award, Doc Combs "Play Hard" Award and Ray Eddy "Mr. Hustle" Award in 2005 ... Two-time winner of Bob King Assist Award (2003, 2005) ... Played in 101 games from 2002-05, making 87 starts ... Posted career averages of 7.8 points and 2.7 assists per game ... Led team in steals (1.3 spg) in 2005 ... Ranks 22nd in Purdue history in assists (271).

Todd Mitchell (1985-88)
Member of Purdue's 1987 and 1988 Big Ten championship teams ... One of three team captains in 1988 ... A three-time All-Big Ten selection, earning second-team honors in 1986 and 1987, and collecting first-team accolades in 1988 ... Ward Lambert Award recipient in 1988 ... Three-time winner of the Rebound Award (1986, 1987, 1988) ... Started 100 of 124 games from 1985-88 ... Averaged 13.7 points and 6.0 rebounds per game for his career ... Led team in free throws in 1985 (59), 1986 (169), 1987 (119) and 1988 (140) ... Led team in field goal percentage (.564) in 1986 ... Ranks sixth in free throws (486) and free throw attempts (653), eighth in rebounds (740), 12th in scoring (1,699) and 15th in games started (100) and minutes played (3,462) ... Selected 43rd overall by the Denver Nuggets in the 1988 NBA Draft.

C. Steve O'Neil (1964-66)
Played in 30 games from 1964-66 ... Averaged 2.6 points and 3.1 rebounds per game for his career.

Bobby Riddell (2006-09)
Member of Purdue's 2009 Big Ten Tournament championship team ... A three-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree (2007, 2008, 2009) ... Winner of Ward Lambert Award in 2007 ... Played 83 games with one start from 2006-09 ... Averaged 1.5 points and 0.4 rebounds per game for his career.

Ryne Smith (2009-12)
Member of Purdue's 2009 Big Ten Tournament and 2010 Big Ten championship teams ... A two-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree (2010, 2012) ... Winner of Courage Award and Ray Eddy "Mr. Hustle" Award in 2011 ... Won Ward Lambert Award in 2012 ... Played in 118 games, including 57 starts, from 2008-12 ... Averaged 5.3 points and 1.7 rebounds per game for his career ... Led team in three-point field goals (89) and three-point field goal percentage (.432) in 2012 ... Led team in three-point field goal percentage (.441) and free throw percentage (.885) in 2011 ... Ranks fifth in Purdue history in three-point field goal percentage (.408), seventh in three-point field goal attempts (414) and eighth in three-point field goals (169).

David Teague (2003-07)
Team co-captain in 2007 ... Named second-team All-Big Ten in 2007 ... Shared John Wooden Most Valuable Player Award in 2007 ... Started 93 of 121 games from 2003-07 ... Averaged 11.4 points and 4.5 rebounds per game for his career ... Led team in three-point field goals (84) in 2007 ... Led team in three-point field goals (58) and three-point field goal percentage (.315) ... Led team in field goals (127) and steals (0.8 spg) in 2004 ... Led team in three-point field goals (62) in 2003 ... Ranks second in Purdue history in three-point field goal attempts (650), third in three-point field goals (239), 20th in minutes played (3,353), 22nd in scoring (1,378) and 26th in rebounds (541).

Mark Wohlford (2008-10)
Member of Purdue's 2009 Big Ten Tournament and 2010 Big Ten championship teams ... One of six team captains in 2010 ... Academic All-Big Ten honoree in 2009 and 2010 ... Won both Ward Lambert Award and Ray Eddy "Mr. Hustle Award" in 2009 and 2010 ... Saw action in 42 games from 2008-10 ... Averaged 1.0 points and 0.6 rebounds per game for his career.

Other Purdue men's basketball alumni slated to attend, but not play, include Myrwin "Red" Anderson, John Anthrop, Dennis Blind, Earl Brown, Steve Cunningham, Bryant Dillon, Bob Fehrman, Bob Ford, Paul Friend, Chris Hartley, Mike Needham, Bruce Parkinson, Ted Reasoner, Craig Riley, Dave Schellhase, Ian Stanback, Ralph Taylor and Matt Waddell.