portagelife logo laportecountylife logo nwindianalife logo Share good news

Hummel Named Third-Team All-American By FoxSports.com

Already recognized as one of the top talents in the Big Ten, Purdue junior forward Robbie Hummel was named a third-team All-American on Tuesday by Jeff Goodman of FoxSports.com.

Hummel has also earned USBWA All-District V and first-team All-Big Ten honors in the last two days.

Hummel leads the Big Ten in free throw percentage (.902), and ranks fourth in defensive rebounds (5.3) sixth in both total rebounds (6.9) and blocked shots (1.0) and seventh in points (15.7) per game. He was named first-team All-Big Ten for the second time in his career on Monday.

The Valparaiso, Ind., native, who was lost for the year to a knee injury on Feb. 24, posted eight double-doubles on the year, led Purdue in scoring eight times and paced the team in rebounds on 13 occasions. He had a streak of 20-consecutive games with at least 10 points during the campaign, and set a program record in the early stages of the season by making 36-consecutive free throws.

Hummel also broke the 1,000-point and 500-rebound milestones for his career during the season, becoming just the 19th player in program history to reach both markers. He was named a finalist for the Oscar Robertson Trophy, and was also included on the midseason watch lists for the Wooden Award and the Naismith Trophy.

The second-seeded Boilermakers will open Big Ten Tournament play against either Northwestern or Indiana at 6:30 p.m. ET on Friday. The game will be televised live on Big Ten Network, and can be heard over the radio waves on the Purdue Sports Network.

Copyright © 2019 Ideas in Motion Media