Nov. 14, 2013
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- It's time to meet Purdue sophomore Jon McKeeman, a 6-1, 180-pound guard from Fort Wayne, Ind. McKeeman scored his first career points with a three-pointer and then a drive for a lay-up in last night's 109-73 win over Central Connecticut State, likely setting off the loudest cheer of the night.
McKeeman is the eighth member of his family to attend Purdue.
Interests / Hobbies: Fantasy Football/Basketball, Waterskiing and FCA
Nickname: J-Mac, J-Hustle, Uncle Jon, Johnny Basketball
One word to describe my game: Effort
Major: Movement & Sports Science (Pre-Med)
Best Sporting Event Ever Attended: Any Purdue Basketball vs. Indiana game
Best Concert I Ever Attended: Breaking Benjamin and Three Days Grace
Best Player I Ever Faced and When: Robbie Hummel in pickup games over the summer
Best Friend From Another Team: Russell Byrd (Michigan State)
Three Players on my Dream Team: Michael Jordan, Wilt Chamberlain and Bill Russell
Team I'd Like to See Added to the Schedule and Why: Kansas. They beat us in the tournament a few years back.
Toughest Place I've Ever Played: A really dark gym in Zionsville
Magazine Cover I'd Like to Be On: Sports Illustrated
Most Famous Person Ever Met: Paul George (Indiana Pacers)
If I could trade places with one teammate for a day, it would be: A.J. Hammons. I'd like to see what the view looks like from 7 feet.
If I could be Coach Painter for a day, I would: Chill at his house
My favorite Coach Painter saying is: "You didn't slip on a banana peel and end up at Purdue."
Person I'd Like to Have Dinner With: The Apostle Paul
Place I'd Like to Visit: Maui, Hawai'i
Best Part About Purdue: Purdue sports and the atmosphere
Best Moment at Purdue: When I played for the first time
My First Memory of Basketball: Playing on my little hoop in my basement.
My Dream Job is: Professional basketball player or coach
I Would Have Liked to Have Witnessed: The Resurrection and Ascension of Jesus Christ
My Hometown is Famous For: Hall of Famer Rod Woodson and Spiece Fieldhouse
Favorite Musical Artist: Breaking Benjamin
Song I Have To Listen To Before Games: Til' I Collapse by Eminem
Favorite Food: Pizza
Favorite Sports Movie: Coach Carter
Favorite TV Show: Sportscenter
Favorite Pro Athlete in Different Sport: Drew Brees
Favorite Pro Sports Team: Tennessee Titans
Favorite Big 10 Arena Other than Mackey: Breslin Center (Michigan State)
Best Part about a Purdue Gameday: The anticipation of the game
Favorite Website: Google
Player to Surprise People Most This Year: Jay Simpson
Player That Will Be a Head Coach Someday: Travis Carroll or Myself
Player With Strongest Accent: Sterling Carter
Player That Wants to be a Reality TV Star: Terone Johnson
Most Competitive Player: Bryson Scott
Player That Dresses the Best: Stephen Toyra
Player that Dominates Video Games: A.J. Hammons
Best Trash-Talker: Terone or Ronnie Johnson
Best Singer: Terone Johnson
Best Dancer: Terone Johnson
Funniest Player: Travis Carroll
Best Dunker: Jay Simpson