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GOLD AND BLACK ILLUSTRATED VOLUME 27, ISSUE 5 69 PURDUE 2018 TARGETS Some of the Purdue's highest-priority recruits for 2018 this spring, heading into the summer: Player Position Ranking Eric Hunter Guard 78 The combo guard and state champion from Indianapolis Tindley is probably the closest thing to E'Twaun Moore Purdue's recruited since E'Twaun Moore. He's 6-foot-3, an excellent three-point shoot- er and slasher who makes pull-ups and can even post up. He's a very complete offensive player and being recruited accordingly. Offers: Purdue, Butler, Xavier, others. Trevion Williams Post 96 The wide-bodied, space-eating 6-8 power forward from Detroit has changed his body over the years to become a more formidable front-line player, the sort of physical presence Purdue might be particularly drawn to. Offers: Michigan State, Xavier, Illinois Robby Carmody Wing 99 All grit and effort, the 6-4 Pittsburgh area wing is the consummate attitude-type recruit. He'll be a tone-setter for effort and toughness wherever he goes and could be a defensive game-changer. Beyond that, he's a big guard who's an excellent athlete and slasher and can shoot well enough from long range. Offers: Purdue, Michigan, Notre Dame, Butler, Ohio State, Northwestern, Syracuse, Pitt, Louis- ville, others. Damezi Anderson Forward/Wing 103 The high-scoring 6-7 swingman from South Bend Riley averaged 24 points per game as a junior. Like Hunter, he can score from every level, with height and length and a pull-up game that make him a particularly tough guard. Offers: Purdue, Connecticut, DePaul, others, with interest from Michigan State and Xavier, among others. Robert Phinisee Guard 122 The steady and poised point guard from McCutcheon in Lafayette may not do any one thing ex- traordinarily well to the point where it jumps off the page, but his demeanor is ideal for the position, he has size and he's quick enough. His shooting has taken a step, too. Offers: Purdue, Indiana, Butler, Virginia Aaron Henry Forward — The Indy Ben Davis forward is only about 6-5, but does a little bit of everything and will have high-major offers to show for it before long. He jibes with the skill level Purdue's always coveted at the 4 position and his energy would be a draw, too. Emmanuel Dowuona Center — A big, 6-foot-11 center from Ghana who's played just two years of basketball and exhibits signifi- cant potential for development. — Brian Neubert

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