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Prospect Profile

Robbie Hummel

  • Full Name: Robbie Hummel
  • Position: Forward
  • Height/Weight: 6-8 / 215
  • Birthdate: March 8, 1989
  • College: Purdue
Minnesota Timberwolves Round 2: Pick 58
 

Strengths:
*Good shooter with deep range
*Good passer
*Very competitive
*Solid rebounder
*Good shot blocker
*Good free-throw shooter

Weaknesses:
*Has to get bigger and stronger
*Not a great athlete
*Can he defend at the next level?

NBA projection:
Hummel is considered by draft analysts to be in the second-round to undrafted category. His health issues — back problems, two ACL tears in his right knee within a year — may give some NBA teams reason for concern. Whether he can defend is another issue. But he’s got skills NBA teams can use, notably he’s a great perimeter shooter with next-level range, a heady player who can facilitate offense, and he competes.

2011-12 Season:
Hummel was voted Purdue’s John Wooden Most Valuable Player in 2012 after leading the Boilers in scoring, rebounds and blocked shots. His average of 16.4 points per game ranked fourth in the Big Ten, while his averages of 7.2 rebounds and 1.2 blocks per outing ranked fourth and sixth in the conference, respectively. He earned first-team All-Big Ten honors and also won the 2012 Lowe's Senior CLASS Award, becoming the first Boilermaker to do so.

Key statistics:
16.4 ppg, 7.2 rpg, 1.9 apg, 0.9 tpg, 1.2 bpg, 32.2 mpg, .417 FG, .383 3PT, .825 FT

Cool statistic:
Hummel is one of just three players in program history, along with Paul Hoffman and E’Twaun Moore, to earn All-Big Ten honors in each of his four seasons.

Reminds me of:
Kyle Singler

What Insiders Say:
Purdue coach Matt Painter
“It's probably the number one story for us in the last seven, eight years since I've been back at Purdue in terms of everything he has had to endure with his back injury, his two ACL injuries and just a guy who has stayed with it and not made any excuses.
“He's had a long road and really didn't get into rhythm in term of shooting the basketball until February and you see offensively his hard work is paying off and you feel good about it.”

What Outsiders Say:
Saint Mary’s coach Randy Bennett
“He knows how to play, he competes, he does a little bit of everything. He is a low‑post presence for them, a little bit, but he goes out on the floor and can shoot the ball, that's what he does best, because he shoots the basketball but he can put it on the floor and he gets baskets for others.”
 

-- Profile by Chris Dortch, editor of the Blue Ribbon College Basketball Yearbook. Follow him @cdortch.

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