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Purdue lands 2015 commitment from local point guard

NCAA Basketball Tournament - Purdue v Kansas

OMAHA, NE - MARCH 18: Head coach Matt Painter of the Purdue Boilermakers coaches in the second half against the Kansas Jayhawks during the third round of the 2012 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament at CenturyLink Center on March 18, 2012 in Omaha, Nebraska. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

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Purdue picked up a local point guard on Saturday night as 6-foot-3 guard Grant Weatherford pledged to the Boilermakers.

Things moved quickly in the Weatherford recruitment to Purdue. The Hamilton Heights guard took an unofficial visit to Purdue on Saturday and received a scholarship offer from the school before committing later in the evening.



Some have compared Weatherford to former Boilermaker Chris Kramer after Weatherford had a strong July with Indiana Elite. Although not a talented offensive player, Weatherford is known for his toughness and is known as a pest on the defensive end.

Also a football player, Weatherford had an offer from Ohio in both football and basketball and it wouldn’t be out of the question -- or a surprise -- if he tried to make the football team at Purdue as well.

But for now, Weatherford will stick to the hardwood and he joins Indiana Elite teammate Ryan Cline in Purdue’s 2015 class. The backcourt duo helped lead Indiana Elite to titles at the adidas Invitational and the adidas Super 64 in July.

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