Meet the Boilermaker ... Jon McKeeman
Sophomore Jon McKeeman

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

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

Funniest Player: Travis Carroll

Best Dunker: Jay Simpson



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