All-around game makes Hummel valuable...

All-around game makes Hummel valuable to Boilers

There are 27 comments on the The Indianapolis Star story from Dec 16, 2007, titled All-around game makes Hummel valuable to Boilers. In it, The Indianapolis Star reports that:

He isn't scoring as much as Scott Martin or E'Twaun Moore, and he never will block as many shots as JaJuan Johnson.

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Jim

Bloomington, IN

#1 Dec 17, 2007
This was a good win for purdue but louisville was playing without three of there top players
Old Boiler

Indianapolis, IN

#2 Dec 17, 2007
Jim wrote:
This was a good win for purdue but louisville was playing without three of there top players
It's "their" not "there" and "Loiusville" not "louisville". Sure wish you IU fans would stick to sites about your own team!
Bob Knight

Palo Alto, CA

#3 Dec 17, 2007
Jim wrote:
This was a good win for purdue but louisville was playing without three of there top players
Oh, nice try, Jim, but it's "their", not "there". Pay attention in second grade today.

Painter kicked Watt off the team before the season, so Purdue is without one of its starters, just as Louisville was without one of its suspended players.

So that leaves Lousiville down two players. Oh, but wait, Louisville had 13 top-ranked players on its team to begin with, so they still had much more talent than Purdue. And they were all older. And more experienced. And had received years of coaching Rick Pitino, an undeniable Hall of Fame coach.

Yet Painter had Purdue winning, didn't he? Huh.

Painter took less talent.

And younger kids.

And kids that's he's only coached about six weeks.

And Painter was able to get Purdue to win.

If you watched the game, you saw/heard Billy Packer raving about Purdue's freshmen, and about Painter. Oh, and did you notice how it was pointed out that Purdue had the youngest starting five in the nation, bar none?

Purdue started four frosh and sophomore, and yet they beat an older, talent-laden Lousiville team, coached by a future Hall of Famer. On a netural court.

Painter has had these kids for less than two months, yet he has them playing aggressive defense and unselfish team ball. They faced two of the most aggressive defenses in the NCAA (Missourri and Louisville), and didn't blink. As freshman!

No one can deny that Painter is doing an amazing job. 6-2 with the youngest starting five in the nation.

And that's just the start.
East Coast Hoosier

New York, NY

#4 Dec 17, 2007
No denying the freshman are going to be good, but they need to be measured against a good team. Louisville (without thier three top players as Packer mentioned multiple times) is not a good team now. They were in the Pre-season, but not now. They are similar to Kentucky, not an NCAA team. Clemson was without thier top two players when Purdue played them. Missouri, will finish at the bottom of the big 12. Let see how Purdues play against Michigan State, Indiana, Illinois, Ohio State, and Wisconsin. Those will be true tests.
Lets go Hoosiers

United States

#5 Dec 17, 2007
Bob Knight wrote:
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Oh, nice try, Jim, but it's "their", not "there". Pay attention in second grade today.
Painter kicked Watt off the team before the season, so Purdue is without one of its starters, just as Louisville was without one of its suspended players.
So that leaves Lousiville down two players. Oh, but wait, Louisville had 13 top-ranked players on its team to begin with, so they still had much more talent than Purdue. And they were all older. And more experienced. And had received years of coaching Rick Pitino, an undeniable Hall of Fame coach.
Yet Painter had Purdue winning, didn't he? Huh.
Painter took less talent.
And younger kids.
And kids that's he's only coached about six weeks.
And Painter was able to get Purdue to win.
If you watched the game, you saw/heard Billy Packer raving about Purdue's freshmen, and about Painter. Oh, and did you notice how it was pointed out that Purdue had the youngest starting five in the nation, bar none?
Purdue started four frosh and sophomore, and yet they beat an older, talent-laden Lousiville team, coached by a future Hall of Famer. On a netural court.
Painter has had these kids for less than two months, yet he has them playing aggressive defense and unselfish team ball. They faced two of the most aggressive defenses in the NCAA (Missourri and Louisville), and didn't blink. As freshman!
No one can deny that Painter is doing an amazing job. 6-2 with the youngest starting five in the nation.
And that's just the start.
Funny you start out talking about how Louisville is down all these players and then end it by saying they "beat a talent-laden, older Louisville team". No their talent was sitting in street clothes on the bench. Their 3 frontline starting veterans you are referring to didnt play a minute. They had 5 total frontline guys out. To think that didnt have an impact on the outcome of the game is "just dumb" (thanks Ron Burgundy).

That being said, its still a huge win for the Boilers. Louisville will get some guys back and be a very good team later in the year and this win will look very nice on PU's resume and could serve as a tiebreaker between another team getting in.

They interviewed the chairman of the selection committee during the game, though, and he made a point to say that they always factor in the current state of a team when looking at who you beat and who beat you. The UK win will be mean less to IU's resume just as this Louisville win will not give PU the credit they would have gotten if they would have done the same to a full Louisville squad.

Still, at some end, a win over a ranked team is nothing to sneez at for such a young group of kids. They are improving. There is no question about that.
Pharm Head One

Duncan, OK

#6 Dec 17, 2007
Keep in mind Purdue fans, any team Purdue beats is "vastly overrated" while any team IU beats is "vastly underated". Keep that in mind when trying to make sense of their posts.
toxicprof

Hamilton, NY

#7 Dec 17, 2007
It's good to see a Hummel that's tough. They are usually so fragile.
Nice

Newington, CT

#8 Dec 17, 2007
East Coast Hoosier wrote:
No denying the freshman are going to be good, but they need to be measured against a good team. Louisville (without thier three top players as Packer mentioned multiple times) is not a good team now. They were in the Pre-season, but not now. They are similar to Kentucky, not an NCAA team. Clemson was without thier top two players when Purdue played them. Missouri, will finish at the bottom of the big 12. Let see how Purdues play against Michigan State, Indiana, Illinois, Ohio State, and Wisconsin. Those will be true tests.
The same can be said about IU and most other big 10 teams. Of course it will never be said....
Old Roy

Newport, KY

#9 Dec 17, 2007
I see purdue plays another cupcake in Texas Southern. The Las Vegas Classic in West Lafayette, what did you guys do , bring down a floating casino from Chicago? The Big Ten season will expose this team as the fraud that it is.
Frank

United States

#10 Dec 17, 2007
Bob Knight wrote:
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Painter kicked Watt off the team before the season, so Purdue is without one of its starters, just as Louisville was without one of its suspended players.
Also, Purdue's best returning outside shooter, Chris Lutz, transferred away. As a junior, he would have had a good chance to have started this year too.

IRC, no one took pity on Purdue for playing good teams tough two years ago when they lost Landry, Teague and Minnoy to injury along with Crump to suspension and Spates to disciplinary problems.
Jake

River Falls, WI

#11 Dec 17, 2007
I'd just like to add to this joke of ...you team ...my team....bull shit....Well to start with,both teams put players on the court..So ..and Purdue out played Louisville at THE END OF THE GAME,when it matters the most,as they leaned at Missoui.As for Painter only having them for two months,well,they did play together for two years @ AAu.So they are ahead of were normal freshman(they're not your normal Freshman,all highly recuited) would be,So lets enjoy our teams...Win or Loose....Boy it's going to a good year to enjoy College Basketball.They're going to be a lot of Upsets...just checkout college Football this year..on any given Night...You better bring your Game.
The Big Ten is going to be a Fun Year...Enjoy...
Lets go Hoosiers

United States

#12 Dec 17, 2007
Pharm Head One wrote:
Keep in mind Purdue fans, any team Purdue beats is "vastly overrated" while any team IU beats is "vastly underated". Keep that in mind when trying to make sense of their posts.
Not to me!!!! Read my 3rd paragraph above your post. I thought I was rather open-minded and fair in my reasoning and approach.
BOILERBRETT

Crest Hill, IL

#13 Dec 17, 2007
East Coast Hoosier wrote:
No denying the freshman are going to be good, but they need to be measured against a good team. Louisville (without thier three top players as Packer mentioned multiple times) is not a good team now. They were in the Pre-season, but not now. They are similar to Kentucky, not an NCAA team. Clemson was without thier top two players when Purdue played them. Missouri, will finish at the bottom of the big 12. Let see how Purdues play against Michigan State, Indiana, Illinois, Ohio State, and Wisconsin. Those will be true tests.
CLEMSON IS STILL UNDEFEATED AND INDIANA WON'T BE THAT BIG OF A TEST.THE LOOSIERS GOT TESTED BY XAVIER AND GOT PASTED!
Idiot

Newington, CT

#14 Dec 17, 2007
Old Roy wrote:
I see purdue plays another cupcake in Texas Southern. The Las Vegas Classic in West Lafayette, what did you guys do , bring down a floating casino from Chicago? The Big Ten season will expose this team as the fraud that it is.
You were pretty quiet after the win over Louisville. Your sister must be quite the lover to keep you too busy to spew your crap on here. Coppin State and Western Carolina were busy, so Purdue had to settle for Texas Southern. Please see a dentist before you lose the rest of your teeth. The Las Vegas classic is in Las Vegas, man you are slow.
Jay W

Conroe, TX

#15 Dec 17, 2007
I did get a chance to watch this game, and the spirit this team plays with just reminds of some of the great ones we have had. Then I remind myself that most of the starters , like Mr. Hummel, are freshman. The future looks to be in good hands, and I really appreciate the way these guys play defense-that is the mark of a good PURDUE team.

More please :)
old roy

Redmond, WA

#16 Dec 17, 2007
it was not my sister, it was my mom....
and i put my teeth in a jar every night, so i wont lose them...
aint yu gies prowd of my typin skillz?
cooper

Indianapolis, IN

#17 Dec 17, 2007
purdue is fun to watch...all of their young talent will continue to blend together and get better. i don't think any of them will go pro early, if they even make it pro, so the next couple years should be fun. they play hard...are aggressive and pass the ball...having in-state talent makes them even more enjoyable to watch
Question

Polk City, FL

#18 Dec 17, 2007
Lets go Hoosiers wrote:
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Not to me!!!! Read my 3rd paragraph above your post. I thought I was rather open-minded and fair in my reasoning and approach.
You have an awful high opinion of yourself. Only you and the IU fans covet your opinion.
Old Roy

Newport, KY

#19 Dec 17, 2007
Purjoke fans just don't get it. Your team will always play second fiddle to IU. Sampson recruits will keep us on top for years to come. You guys also seem to be experts on incestuous relationships, what happened get tired of farm animals?
BOILERBRETT

Crest Hill, IL

#20 Dec 17, 2007
Old Roy wrote:
Purjoke fans just don't get it. Your team will always play second fiddle to IU. Sampson recruits will keep us on top for years to come. You guys also seem to be experts on incestuous relationships, what happened get tired of farm animals?
BUT DO THEY TELL IU JOKES IN POLAND ???

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