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said. back is just commitment to the game. He seems uninterested at times when he's on the floor, but when he's interested he's a force.
But Hammons also led the team in turnovers (78) and countered them with just 15 assists. Asked about Hammons after Purdue's loss to Ohio State in the Big Ten tournament, Purdue coach Matt Painter spoke of both the potential and the reality."He took a step; he didn't take a big enough one," Painter said. "He has a load of ability and he can be really good. Converse Shoes Low Top Boys He made strides in every area, but it's got to translate to wins. I always talk about your Converse Navy Blue Sneakers
"I don't think there's any question the young man has tremendous potential," Bardo Converse Dainty Leather Review
Big Ten Network analyst Stephen Bardo lauds the improvement Hammons made between his freshman and sophomore seasons, especially his "disruptive" defensive presence and feel for the game on offense.
Hammons' season opened with a three game suspension for a violation of team rules. He went on to average 10.8 points and 7.4 rebounds in 25 minutes per game this season. He led the Big Ten in blocks at 3.1 and was named to the Big Ten All Defensive team.
"I question his motor and his desire to be great," the scout said. "When you look at him physically, he should be the best big hands down in the Big Ten. He can work harder to get better position and he will get more opportunities to score."
But Bardo, who played in the NBA and other professional leagues following his tenure with the late 1980s "Flyin' Illini" Illinois teams, wants to see more from Hammons at Purdue.
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improvement is your team's improvement, and that's going to be the next step for him is Purdue winning."
"The next step in his evolution, and hopefully he comes back to college to do that, is become more consistent and locked in."
"I know I can play in the NBA, but it's just, am I ready to? That's the only problem," Hammons said. "I've heard it before. I know I can do it, it's just putting in a lot of hard work, and that's something I've been trying to do."
One NBA scout said he liked Hammons' hands and touch around the basket and his ability to move for his size. He thinks there may be room for him in the NBA eventually. Hammons talks about his upcoming decision on whether he enter the NBA draft. (Journal CourierThe scout (who is not allowed to speak publicly about college players) said Hammons would be "rolling the dice" if he pursued the draft this year.
doesn't love basketball.
Hammons says he's turning to everything from coaches to Internet sources to decide if the time is right to pursue the NBA draft.
"They're right it doesn't look like it at all times," said Hammons, who said conditioning is partly to blame for that perception. "Even though they don't know what's going through my mind. Hammons (20) talk against the Siena Saints during the second half at ESPN Wide World of Sports. Purdue Boilermakers defeated the Siena Saints 68 63. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement USA TODAY Sports Kim Klement / USA TODAY SportsWhen asked if he loves basketball, Hammons responded: "It's what I do every day. I put more time into this than anything."
Hammons has heard those concerns before. They intensified midseason when CBS analyst Seth Davis said during a Purdue Northwestern broadcast that Hammons told him he Men Converse
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