Purdue Basketball: Purdue Scouting Report vs. Marquette

Marquette (2-0) vs. Purdue (2-0)

Game Details

Gavitt Games

Tuesday, November fifteenth – 8:30am EST

Mackey Arena – West Lafayette, Indiana

Fox Sports 1

Now Starting For Your Purdue Boilermakers

Position No Player Class Height Weight Hometown
Position No Player Class Height Weight Hometown
Center 15 Zach Edey Jr 7’4″ 295 Toronto, Canada
Forward 0 Mason Gillis Jr 6’6″ 230 New Castle, IN
Wing 25 Ethan Morton Jr 6’7″ 215 Butler, PA
Wing 2 Fletcher Loyer Fr 6’4″ 185 Fort Wayne, IN
Point Guard 3 Braden Smith Fr 6’0″ 180 Westfield, IN

Zach shook off a tricky opening recreation and appeared like an All-American in opposition to Austin Peay. He’ll must do the identical in opposition to the Golden Eagles, regardless of the gargantuan leap in competitors. Marquette does not have an enormous entrance courtroom, however Clemson switch O-Max Prosper (6’8”) and Oso Ighodaro (6’9”) are by far probably the most athletic entrance courtroom Purdue has seen up to now. They even have 6’11” freshman Ben Gold prepared to return off the bench and commit fouls. When the starters are in, it is a battle of basketball philosophy. If Coach Painter’s low put up oriented recreation wins the day, it is as a result of Zach dominates the paint on offense, dissuades driving guards on protection, and stays out of foul hassle. That’s a giant ask, however Edey is succesful.

Mason Gillis is not off to an ideal begin, and can be challenged by Prosper’s elite athleticism. He’s only one of 4 from deep, after scorching the nets final season. He’ll want to supply Edey with a nook outlet, and shoot as a result of I count on Shaka to swarm Edey and make the remainder of the Boilermakers try to win the sport (nonetheless may not cease Edey). He’s going to get open seems, he must take and make them. Propser will try to bully him on the opposite finish of the ground and seize offensive boards, Gillis is a tricky participant to bully, however Prosper is a tricky match-up for the undersized 4.

Ethan Morton often is the key to the sport. He has to assist Smith and Loyer get the ball up in opposition to Marquette’s stress, and he has to punish them for urgent together with his elite passing abilities. The quickest option to get the ball up the courtroom is to go it, and the 6’7″ Morton is a perfect receiver and distributor of passes. He could not rating a lot, but when he can facilitate scoring within the open courtroom, and assist Purdue dictate the tempo by deciding when to assault the press and when to arrange and look ahead to Zach, his contribution can be invaluable. The Golden Eagle again courtroom does not fear me a lot, by way of scoring, however Ethan will in all probability find yourself on David Joplin. Joplin is a 6’7″ wing that got here off the bench and went for 23 of their final recreation. If he stays scorching, Morton will find yourself glued to him.

After a scorching debut, Fletcher Loyer was on the wrestle bus in opposition to Austin Peay. The swimming pool sized rim he noticed in opposition to Milwaukee shrunk to a shot glass in opposition to the Governors. He had open seems, however could not discover the underside of the online (though one in all his 3’s discovered each a part of the online however the backside). For Loyer, it isn’t solely a query of hitting photographs, it is what he brings to the sport when his photographs aren’t falling. Being sturdy with the ball in opposition to a group that likes to poke on the ball and making stable entry passes to Zach when he will get into place could also be simply as vital as his taking pictures tonight. He’s going to be an ideal participant for the Boilermakers, however Purdue wants him to be nice now. We’ll have a greater concept of ​​how he seems in opposition to Big10 competitors after tonight.

Finally, Braden Smith, welcome to school basketball, all it is advisable to do is run Purdue’s offense in opposition to Shaka Smarts patented havoc protection. As Garrett talked about in his preview, Smith seems good for probably the most half, however has been a little bit non-nonchalant in getting the ball up the courtroom. He will not be afforded that luxurious tonight. Purdue goes to wrestle to win the sport if their level guard is a turnover machine. Smith has 7 turnovers and 5 assists on the season in opposition to inferior competitors. He wants to repair that ratio or he’ll discover himself sitting subsequent to Coach Painter and watching David Jenkins and Ethan Morton run the shot tonight. On the defensive aspect of the ground, he must carry his personal model of havoc, and get a number of the turnovers Marquette forces again. This is a tricky one for Braden, however the assured freshman will not be fearful of Shaka or havoc, I feel he’ll be superb.

Help Off The Bench

Position No Player Class Height Weight Hometown
Position No Player Class Height Weight Hometown
Center/Forward 1 Caleb Furst So 6’10” 230 Ft. Wayne, IN
Forward 4 Trey Kaufman-Renn Fr 6’9″ 225 Sellersburg, IN
Wing/Forward 11 Brian Waddell Fr 6’8″ 195 Carmel, IN
Wing 5 Brandon Newman Jr 6’5″ 200 Valparaiso, IN
Wing/Point Guard 14 David Jenkins Sr 6’1″ 200 Tacoma, WA

Jenkins and Newman higher be able to go as a result of it is a recreation the place their expertise in dealing with stress could earn them large minutes. Jenkins, particularly could must log large minutes if Smith continues to be careless with the ball. If you flip the ball over in opposition to Marquette, they may flip it into factors. Jenkins is a powerful ball handler with the power to step via double groups. That’s a helpful talent in opposition to Havoc.

Newman, like Morton, is a perfect outlet to alleviate stress as a result of he is aa 6’5” guard. He does not have the most effective handles, however he should not be placing the ball on the ground in opposition to Marquette anyway. Like Jenkins, Brandon may play a bigger function in opposition to the Golden Eagles than he noticed within the first two video games. Purdue wants him to assist relieve stress, hit photographs from deep and mid vary, and play decided protection.

I’m undecided about Waddell on this recreation. On one hand, he is a 6’8” wins, which is useful in breaking a press. On the opposite hand, he isn’t precisely an intimidating bodily specimen, and Shaka performs a bodily model of basketball. The Golden Eagles put on out guards, and if Brian is available in to supply reduction, he have to be sturdy with the ball, as a result of Marquette will come after him.

We’ve but to see Kaufman-Renn’s versatile offensive recreation. He solely performed 11 minutes in opposition to Austin Peay. He’s taking part in like a traditional energy ahead, and never the stretch wing/ahead able to scoring in any respect 3 ranges. He hasn’t been dangerous, however he is 0-2 from deep on the season, and restricted foul hassle in opposition to the Governors. He’s too proficient to wrestle for lengthy. This could be a pleasant recreation to introduce himself to the school basketball world.

Finally, Caleb Furst has bounced round this 12 months, taking part in some 4 subsequent to Edey, and a few 5 in reduction of Edey. He’s too good to plant on the bench and solely play as a back-up to Zach. This is his type of recreation. He has stable handles for a giant man, runs the courtroom onerous, and finishes in transition. When Caleb is on the courtroom, Purdue ought to push the tempo and attempt to rating in transition.

Purdue Wins If

Matt Painter’s model of play wins out and Marquette does not pace up the untested Purdue again courtroom. The key to taking part in a coach like Shaka Smart is determining when to assault the press and when to tug the ball out and run the offense. Shaka needs you to assault on a regular basis. He needs to hurry you up, even when it means giving freely an occasional layup. Purdue’s younger guards should keep disciplined and never fall into the lure. Ethan Morton wants to assist his younger teammates navigate their first true check.

If Purdue can management the tempo, Edey ought to dominate within the paint, and subsequently, present open seems from 3 for his teammates. Last recreation, these seems did not fall. Shaka will make Purdue show they will knock down open photographs earlier than he permits Zach to play 1 on 1 within the put up. If the photographs do not fall, he’ll be dealing with double and triple groups all recreation. Even if Purdue is hitting photographs, Shaka could proceed to double and triple Zach.

Marquette Wins If

They make Purdue play their recreation. If it is a referendum on which group is best within the open flooring, this might get ugly quick for Purdue. This recreation is all about who controls the tempo. If Marquette persistently turns Purdue over or forces them into fast photographs they win the sport, it is that easy.

Predictions

Drew

Purdue – 69

Marquette – 64

Ken Pom

Purdue – 79

Marquette – 69

It’s uncommon for Ken Pom to love Purdue greater than I do in a recreation, however the youth of the again courtroom and turnovers concern me. I feel Purdue will get down early, acclimates to the sport, and finishes sturdy down the stretch because the Golden Eagles begin shedding gamers to fouls.

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