Purdue adds 3 players on basketball signing day
November 13, 2013 (AP) -Purdue landed commitments from three out-of-state players on national signing day Wednesday.
Coach Matt Painter isn’t finished. Just hours after Ohio natives Vince Edwards and Dakota Mathias and Massachusetts prep star Jacquil Taylor all signed national letters-of-intent, Painter said he would like to add a center to the recruiting class this spring.
Edwards, a 6-foot-7 forward from Middletown, Ohio, averaged 21.0 points and 12.3 rebounds last season. Mathias is a 6-5 guard from Elida, Ohio. He averaged 25.3 points, 9.5 rebounds and 6.4 assists as a junior. Taylor, a 6-9 forward, has been billed as the best big man to come out of Cambridge, Mass., since Patrick Ewing. Taylor averaged 15.1 points, 8.3 rebounds and 3.2 blocks as a sophomore but was injured last season.