Meet the Boilermaker ... Basil Smotherman
Freshman Basil Smotherman

Oct. 15, 2013

•: Smotherman Photo Gallery (9-28-13)

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- Meet Purdue men's basketball player Basil Smotherman. Smotherman is in his first year with the Boilermaker basketball program after a outstanding scholastic career at Lawrence North High School in Indianapolis. He is a 6-5, 222-pound athletic forward that will give the Boilermakers versatility on the offensive end.

Interests / Hobbies: Basketball, video games, texting, chilling

Nickname: Bas-is-Ill, Bottay

One word to describe my game: Athletic

Major: OLS

Best Concert I Ever Attended: Wiz Khalifa

Best Player I Ever Faced and When: Jabari Parker in eighth grade

Best Friend From Another Team: Zak Irvin (Michigan)

Three Players on my Dream Team: John Wall, Kevin Durant, LeBron James

Team I'd Like to See Added to the Schedule and Why: Duke. Want to beat the best.

Toughest Place I've Ever Played: Center Grove

Magazine Cover I'd Like to Be On: ESPN, GQ

Most Famous Person Ever Met: Meek Mill

If I could trade places with one teammate for a day, it would be: Jon McKeeman

Person I'd Like to Have Dinner With: Beyoncé

Place I'd Like to Visit: Bora Bora

Best Part About Purdue: Everybody

Best Moment at Purdue: Notre Dame football game

My Best Memory of Basketball: Hitting a full-court shot on Senior night

My Dream Job is: Playing in the NBA

My Hometown is Famous For: Best basketball on the planet

Favorite Musical Artist: Chief Keef

Song I Have To Listen To Before Games: Act Up (Meek Mill)

Favorite Food: Chicken

Favorite Sports Movie: Like Mike

Favorite TV Show: Who Dunnit



Favorite Pro Athlete in Different Sport: Robert Griffin III

Favorite Pro Sports Team: Miami Heat

Player to Surprise People Most This Year: Sterling Carter

Player That Will Be a Head Coach Someday: Jon McKeeman

Player With Strongest Accent: Anfernee Brown

Player That Wants to be a Reality TV Star: Terone Johnson

Most Competitive Player: Bryson Scott and Ronnie Johnson

Player That Dresses The Best: Neal Beshears

Player That Dominates Video Games: Jay Simpson

Best Trash-Talker: Terone Johnson

Best Singer: Raphael Davis

Best Dancer: Raphael Davis

Player I Would Not Want to Get in a Fight With: Jay Simpson or A.J. Hammons

Player That Talks About High School Days The Most: Bryson Scott

Funniest Player: Ronnie Johnson

Best Dunker: Basil Smotherman



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