E'Twaun Moore finally got his first-team All-Big Ten Conference pick.
But he wasn't the only member of Purdue's basketball team who could celebrate a bit Monday night.
Senior Chris Kramer was named Defensive Player of the Year for the second time, Robbie Hummel was a first-team pick for the second time, JaJuan Johnson was on the second team and on the All-Defensive team, Kelsey Barlow landed on the All-Freshman team and Matt Painter was named Coach of the Year by his peers.
Players and Painter were available to media Monday before the awards were announced but did talk what-if situations before.
Kramer said he changed his defensive style a bit this season, focusing on not gambling and playing better position defense. But there was no doubt he wanted to get the award back -- he won it as a sophomore.
"I talked to (former Purdue guard) Kenny Lowe this summer at Carl (Landry)'s camp, and that's one of the first things he asked me. 'How many times were you Defensive Player of the Year?' " Kramer said. "I was like, 'I've only been once.' He's like, 'You can go ahead and win it this year.' He didn't want me to win it three times because he didn't.
"It would definitely mean a lot. Any time you can do that, it's something not a lot of people get to do, so it'd definitely be a great award to win."
Moore, who leads the team in scoring and assists, was named to the first team for the first time. Johnson was a first-team member last season but was bumped to second team this year. But he did make the five-member defensive team with Kramer for the second time.
Hummel likely got the news of his first-team status while in an Indianapolis hospital. He had ACL reconstructive surgery Monday, Painter said. Hummel was a first-team pick as a freshman and a third-team pick last season while playing through a broken back.
- Purdue moved up a spot in the AP poll from No. 7 to No. 6 Monday. The Boilermakers are No. 5 in the ESPN/USA Today coaches' poll.
- On Monday, Kramer essentially confirmed he has no plans to play football after his senior basketball season wraps. There have been rumors all season he would try to play for Purdue, but they didn't come from him. "It's becoming a big-time question now. They're like, 'You're playing football,' and I'm like, 'No!' " Kramer said. "Football is not even an issue. Fans can talk, but for me right now, that's not even on my mind.
"I haven't really thought about it. As of now, I'm not trying to come back to school and go another semester at all. It's my dream (to play basketball), whether it be in the NBA or go overseas, to take my game to the next level. We'll see what happens."