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Painter won't redshirt Barlow

Neither freshman Kelsey Barlow nor any of his Purdue teammates will be redshirting this season, coach Matt Painter said.

Painter and his staff had been considering the possibility of redshirts for the team's freshman, specifically Barlow because of the team's logjam in the backcourt.

But Painter said no one will redshirt this season.

"It's great for our team because it gives us ultimate depth, and I think it keeps people on edge also," Painter said. "It holds other people accountable. It holds (Barlow) accountable. There are going to be times where it's not going to be set who we play or the rotation in terms of when you kind of look past seven, eight, nine, 10, 11 guys. It's going to be what we need for that particular game.

"When you're trying to win a championship, you're trying to make the next step, I just feel it's important for us to have all those bullets."

That approach is appreciated by his players, too.

"I know I wanted Kelsey to play just because he can bring so much to the team," junior Robbie Hummel said. "I saw the reasons why you'd redshirt him because there is a pretty big cluster of guards fighting for playing time. But, at the same time, he's incredibly talented and does a good job. It'll be interesting to see how this plays out."