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Purdue has suspended star sophomore center A.J. Hammons for three games including the season opener against Northern Kentucky for a violation of team rules.
Hammons, who stands 7'0, averaged 10.6 points, 6.0 rebounds and 2.0 blocked shots per contest as a freshman. He is considered a candidate to potentially make the jump to the NBA if he has a strong season. Starting the year with a suspension doesn't help.
The Purdue frontcourt rotation of bigs also includes Jay Simpson and Travis Carroll who should be able to handle things inside while Hammons is out.