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GOLD AND BLACK ILLUSTRATED VOLUME 28, ISSUE 1 68 are due to depart after this season. OTHER TARGETS He doesn't fit into either of Purdue's acute-need posi- tions, but that doesn't make Indianapolis' Eric Hunter any less of a priority for Purdue. The top-100-ranked scoring guard from state champion Tindley has been an important target for years now and recruited accordingly. Purdue's thought to be a leader, maybe the leader, for Hunter, who'll officially visit during the Sept. 8-10 weekend, then Xavier, Ohio State and Minnesota, respectively, in the weekends that follow. Butler and Nebraska have long been players for him, too, but do not have visits lined up for him. Purdue was one of numerous major programs to offer Cincinnati combo forward Jaxson Hayes this summer and had him on campus for an unofficial visit prior to leaving for the World University Games. Ohio State, Butler, Illinois, Xavier and Texas are among others who've offered the wiry 3/4 sort of forward. EARLY LOOK AT 2019 Purdue has three in-state targets already well estab- lished for the current junior class. Center Grove big man Trayce Jackson-Davis has gone so far as to name Purdue his leader after it was the first school to offer him last winter. That positioning could be a chore to maintain as the post player and NBA legacy en- joyed a brilliant summer and could be on the verge of big things to come in recruiting. Indiana, Butler and Clemson — the alma mater of his father, Dale Davis — have offered too, but July suggested more to come. Fort Wayne forward Keion Brooks, ranked 27th nation- ally in his class by, has already gone national, picking up offers from Kansas and UCLA, among others, but Purdue will keep on him. He unofficially visited in June, suggesting at least some measure of legitimate interest. And while Zionsville guard Isaiah Thompson, the young- er brother of departing P.J. Thompson, hasn't been offered at this point, he too enjoyed a strong summer and could be moving toward major-conference offers. j CERAMIC • ENGINEERED HARDWOOD LAMINATES • MARBLE CARPETING Specializing in • Homes • Businesses • Churches • Schools Where Contractors Buy Their Flooring Builders! Call our Contract Department and ask for our Contract Specialist 3437 South Street 765-447-9393 800-403-6889 FAX 765-448-9978 Across from the Post Office GO BOILERS

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