Introducing BoilerBall's Newcomers: P.J. Thompson
Aug. 15, 2014

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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- Closing out our introductions of the BoilerBall newcomers is freshman P.J. Thompson, a 5-10, 188-pound guard out of Indianapolis and Brebeuf Prep.

Thompson was Purdue's most-recent signee, giving his verbal pledge in March to head coach Matt Painter and then signing during April's spring period. As a senior, Thompson averaged over 24 points per game while being named an Indiana All-Star and one of the most-underrated recruits in the Big Ten by He also earned a spot on the prestigious Indianapolis Star Super Team and competed in the Indiana Junior-Senior All-Star Game. He showed off his scoring prowess by finishing his career as the second-leading scorer at Brebeuf and tallying 40 points in the Indianapolis Legacy Showcase following his junior season.

Despite all the points, Thompson is a consummate team player. His main focus, as evidenced in his video, is getting others involved while being a true point guard running the office. He is also a very mature player for his age and will be looked on as a leader during this year and beyond.

Let's get to know P.J. Thompson a little bit better.

Three words that describe me: Hard-working, trustworthy, positive
One word to describe my game:
Best Player I Have Ever Faced and When:
Jabari Parker at John Lucas Camp
Three Players on my Dream Team:
Kobe Bryant, Michael Jordan, Kevin Garnett
Team I Would Like to See on Schedule:
Duke. Would love playing at their place against the Cameron Crazies and Coach K.
Most Memorable Sports Moment:
Making it to the Final Four at Nationals (AAU).
Celebrity Crush:
Beyonce, Megan Fox, Kim Kardashian
Best Non-Athletic Talent:
Playing NBA 2K
Magazine Cover I Would Like to Be On:
ESPN The Magazine
Dream Job:
Play in the NBA
Favorite Musical Artist:
Song I Have to Listen to Before Games:
Headliner by Drake
Favorite Food:
Favorite Sports Movie:
Friday Night Lights
Favorite Non-Sports Movie:
Lone Survivor
Favorite TV Show:
Big Brother
Favorite NBA Player:
The Black Mamba
Favorite NBA Team:
Los Angeles Lakers
Favorite Non-NBA Team:
Indianapolis Colts
Advice to Youngsters:
"Always have confidence in yourself, outwork everyone and always believe in yourself".





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