Purdue is already starting to add players into their 2020 class, making a splash with the additions of Jaden Ivey and Ethan Morton.
Jaden Ivey is the sixth best player coming out of Indiana and is developing into a phenomenal scorer. 247 sports went as far to say that he could be one of the best scorers in the Midwest. His ability to catch and shoot definitely shows in the film, but he can drive it too.
Ivey committing so early for the 2020 Purdue class was a big deal to me. It showed me that he wanted to be at Purdue and that the recruiting from the Boilermakers was phenomenal. I have always said that Purdue should be more of a destination for recruits, so this is a big deal.
The second player in the Purdue recruiting class is Ethan Morton. Morton was heavily pursued by Indiana and Purdue despite being from Pennsylvania. Morton is the number 41 prospect in the country. What stands out about him is his ability to make fantastic passes. His addition to the class has led many to believe that they have the best Big Ten recruiting class for 2020 and they hope to add a couple of players in the front court too.
As mentioned earlier, Purdue is making a strong start. I really like how Matt Painter and company have decided to use their incredible NCAA Tournament run as a way to get recruits. It is important to have success and show players how they can improve.
Purdue is a prime example of that. Carsen Edwards was a 3-star recruit and Ryan Cline was someone that Indiana University never targeted. For them to land a top 50 prospect along with Ivey will be a huge deal for a program that does not normally get top recruits.