I will try to make this short and to the point. I'm a parent of one of the freshman on Purdue team and i stumbled onto this site about a few months after my son season had ended and i cannot believe how many of u on this site suppose to b FANS r so critical of Matt Painter and how this team will b this season that i had to create an account to say a few things to help make u understand what goes on in recruiting bcuz many of u have no clue about it and I DO. My son had many choices of schools to choose from but he chose purdue bcuz of how Matt painter recruited him. came to every game he was allowed to,called him talked to him via text and on the phone made sure my son new he wanted him. made no promises to he or i but said u come in and work u cud play. That article that came out today that matt painter talked about culture was totally on point and why my son chose this school and why if u all only knew who matt painter is u wud no he a good guy who knows a lot about this game and to me the best coach for my son and im glad my son chose this school to come to to further his education and play basketball in one of the toughest conferences around. give these kids and coaches a break season hasnt started yet b4 u complain about what they dont have. this team as i said in my thread will b better than u all think b patient and watch it play out. they the 2017 class is super athletic trust n believe that and in due time u all will see. as far as recruiting many kids chooses schools based on the name and not what fits them. why there is over 750 transfers right now. dont go crazy cuz certain kids that purdue offered chose to go elsewhere u have no idea why they chose to go to that school bcuz kids sometimes wanna stay in state so they family can see them ever thought of that. my son was recruited since the 8th grade i have seen it all trust me and kids and parents has to make a decision that is best for their kid no matter were they go they will have to live with that decision. lastly rankings r man made 5star 4star means nothing once u get in college trust me it dont ive seen 5 star sit on benches was lottery picks coming out of HS and literally sat on the bench got no playing time look it up kentucky, duke, kansas i no all those kids cuz my son played with many of them. what i no is this if u can play scouts will find u i no but cannot find u if u sitting on the bench that is facts. sorry for the long message just had to say something even tho u all dont no the half of what really goes on with recruiting the politics that all come with it. I will end it here give the kids and matt painter a break they working u all no idea what they all go thru day to day but what i feel in my heart this team is gonna like i said better than u all think post biggie cant replace biggie but can build of what biggie accomplished and bekieve me u this team gonna go out and try to win every game and make a serious run for a natl championship that is what my son came here to do win a natl championship. well take care all Boiler UP b fans and let the process play out.