Purdue Boilermakers Ink Two Lanky Front Court Members

James EvensCorrespondent INovember 12, 2010

Matt Painter recently received national letters of intent from two 6'8" forwards, Donnie Hale, and Jacob Lawson.

The Purdue men's basketball program has been on the rise for a few years now going from nothing to a perennial Final Four prospect.

It all leans on Matt Painter's ability to recruit big time players that are able to not only produce offensively, but are intelligent on and off the court, and play hard-nosed, in your face Purdue defense.

Painter added these two forward to bring size to a front court that will be missing the presence of current senior JaJuan Johnson.  Look for these two guys to get a considerable amount of playing time in their freshman year due to Matt Painter's outlook on playing freshman.

They will join what will be a top-10 ranked team led by redshirt senior Robbie Hummel, arguably one of the best forwards in the nation. 

Under the leadership of Hummel, these two forwards will have the opportunity to learn from one of the best college basketball players in the country.

Hale averaged 18 points, 7.8 rebounds, and 3.3 blocks in his junior season, while Lawson averaged 14.5 points, 12.5 rebounds and 5.5 blocks last season.

These two players will give the Boilermakers considerable size that is lacking in the front court now, and will allow them to essentially develop two more Robbie Hummel like players for after Hummel is gone.

What more could you ask for than for these two forwards to learn from the nations most versatile forward in the nation?

So Boilermakers, when you hear about the signing of Zeller by the Hoosiers, have no fear, these two recruits will bring success to the Boilermakers for a complete four years, unlike Zeller who will only give the Hoosiers one.