What NBA Teams are interested in Purdue’s JaJuan Johnson?

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There are over 14 NBA teams who have interviewed JaJuan Johnson. The talented power forward was one of the most accomplished and heralded players in Big Ten history, and his four years in West Lafyatte were extremely memorable for all the right reasons.

Not many Purdue Boilermakers excelled and excited on both ends of the floor like he did.

By Paul M. Banks

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Purdue Boilermakers Owning State of Indiana Basketball Right Now

When Robbie Hummel went down with a season-ending injury in mid October, many college basketball pundits believed the Purdue Boilermakers’ dream season to be was lost. Their lofty top ten, in some cases top five, national ranking seemed no longer appropriate, and many experts wrote them off.

Yet here they are, the second most consistent and powerful team in the Big Ten. They’re ranked #14 in the national polls,19th in scoring margin, 24th in defense, 12th in turnover margin, 17th in assists, and 6th in assist to turnover ratio. And they have the conference’s leading scorer in JaJuan Johnson; who’s giving Jared Sullinger from Ohio State a run for his money for the conference MVP award.

And fresh off a demolishing of their hated rivals, the Indiana Hoosiers, the Boilers are by far the best basketball team in the state most rich in basketball tradition. As Butler, the Indiana Pacers and the Hoosiers struggle, Matt Painter’s team looks very strong.

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Purdue’s JaJuan Johnson Named Mid-Season All-American

Purdue Boilermakers senior forward/center JaJuan Johnson was recognized for his early-season efforts on Wednesday when Mike DeCourcy of the Sporting News counted him among his five college basketball midseason All-Americans.

The second AP Preseason All-American in Purdue history, Johnson is averaging 19.9 points, 8.0 rebounds and 2.2 blocks per game on the season. In two Big Ten games, the Indianapolis native is producing at a rate of 20.5 points and 8.5 boards per outing.

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JaJuan Johnson Adds Weight, Needs to Carry the Load at Purdue

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The Purdue Boilermakers came in with high hopes for a Big Ten and possibly a national championship, but their college basketball season took  a serious turn for the worse before it even got started when Boilers MVP Robbie Hummel went down for the count on October 15th. Now Boilers coach Matt Painter will no doubt emulate Britney Spears by saying “Gimme More,” as in E’Twaun Moore and also run more offense through power forward JaJuan Johnson.

JJ talked about how tough it was for his close friend Hummel to see a second season end so disappointingly.

“We came in together, have a really close relationship and I really felt bad for him personally. That really is one of the main reasons I came back to this school, to have the opportunity to play with these guys again, it kind of sucks for him,” Johnson said.

He also mentioned that Hummel received about 200 text messages within the two minutes after it was announced that he was out for the season.

By Paul M. Banks

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JaJuan Johnson Should be an NBA Four

By Paul M. Banks

Purdue forward/center JaJuan Johnson’s skill sets make him a prototypical Power Forward and NOT a Center in “The League”- should be decide to come out after this season.

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