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Spotted in Mackey

... the men's basketball team

Purdue's boys basketball summer camps finished Wednesday, and all of the Boilermakers turned out for the final day.

Different age groups of kids played short games on Keady Court before capping the camp with an awards ceremony in the afternoon.

Afterward, kids were able to get autographs and take pictures with players and some coaches. Pretty sure Purdue's entire team was on hand, including the "Big Three."

It's the first time I've seen those guys since the end-of-the-season banquet months ago, and, already, it looks like they've taken advantage of the offseason workouts.

Rob Hummel has added some weight -- sports information director Cory Walton said Hummel is up to about 226 from listed at 208 at the beginning of last season. JaJuan Johnson and Ryne Smith looked a bit bigger, too.

But it's not just the bodies that are changing.

Smith, who had close-cropped hair during the season, has let his hair grow out. It's shaggy now -- though it's not in his eyes yet -- and he joked friend D.J. Byrd wasn't letting him cut it. Byrd joked Smith should go for the mohawk, but that's not going to happen, Smith said. Kelsey Barlow is nearly there -- rocking a faux hawk.

Former Boilermakers David Teague and Tarrance Crump, who helped at the camps, have hardly changed.

Teague, who helped spark the program's resurgence with Carl Landry and graduated four years ago, has been playing overseas. His season in Germany got cut short because he tore the meniscus in a knee, so he came back to get that scoped and is rehabbing now. But he said he loves playing there, and he's fortunate because there are several other Americans on the team. He's also played in France and Greece, he said.

Crump is living in Indianapolis and works for agent Buddy Baker, a Purdue grad whose clients include Matt Painter, Carl Landry and Chris Kramer. Crump said he's just trying to learn the business - and enjoying the experience.

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