Report: Hammons Visiting Purdue On Friday


The Boiling Point: 2012 big man A.J. Hammons has a visit set for Friday, according to

One of Purdue’s prime targets for the 2012 basketball recruiting class A.J. Hammons has set an official visit in West Lafayette for Friday, according to Purdue’s affiliate.

Hammons is a 7-foot center playing out east at Oak Hill Academy, a prep school, but is originally from Carmel, Ind. Hammons and top 20 talent Gary Harris are the two 2012 recruits Purdue’s still heavily pursuing. Hammons is ranked No. 90 by Rivals and is a four-star recruit.

It’s been reported that Minnesota is also in the mix for Hammons, who could pledge to Matt Painter and the Boilers on Friday during the visit. As of right now, Painter has three verbals in the 2012 class with Rapheal Davis, Ronnie Johnson and Jay Simpson.