Purdue nabbed one of its top targets Sunday when 2014 forward Vince Edwards of Middletown (Ohio) High School gave his pledge to the Boilermakers.
Edwards, a 6-foot-6 small forward, is a top-150 prospect nationally and was told by coach Matt Painter that he could fit into the Purdue system like former forward Robbie Hummel did, as a stretch player whose versatility creates mismatches across the court.
The prospect had Michigan high on his list, as well, and regarded as a top-three player in Ohio.
I look at Purdue as a great school that’s been there for me since, like, the end my freshman year, Edwards told The Journal Gazette during an interview in May at the Spiece Run ’N’ Slam in Fort Wayne.
The Boilermakers now have two commits for the class, including fellow Ohio native Dakota Mathias, a shooting guard at Elida.
Kyle Busch wins Nationwide race
Pole-sitter Kyle Busch led 195 of 200 laps en route to winning the Nationwide Series Dollar General 300 at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Ill. Busch earned his 10th win in 20 Nationwide Series starts this season. It was Busch’s 61st career win in 264 career Nationwide starts, and his 123rd overall win across all three of NASCAR’s top series. Joey Logano finished second, followed by Nationwide Series points leader Sam Hornish Jr., Austin Dillon and Dale Earnhardt Jr.
NHRA: Pedregon tops Funny Car
Funny Car driver Cruz Pedregon raced to his fourth No. 1 qualifying position of the season at the Carlyle Tools NHRA Carolina Nationals in Concord, N.C. Morgan Lucas led the Top Fuel field, Jason Line was quickest in Pro Stock and Matt Smith topped the Pro Stock Motorcycle division.
Fight result online
For the result of Saturday’s Floyd Mayweather-Canelo Alvarez fight in Las Vegas, go to www.journalgazette.net.
Indiana Tech men 6th, women 7th
Senior Becca Lamb ran a personal best 18:31 in the 5K race for 14th place overall as the Indiana Tech women placed seventh at the Calvin College Knight Invitational in Grand Rapids, Mich. Also posting personal bests were juniors Laura Condron (18:36) and Cherie Gaines (18:49). In the men’s 8K race, senior Aaron Belcher ran a personal best 25:21 for ninth place overall as the men finished sixth.
Jets’ Sanchez on short-term IR
New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez (shoulder) was placed on injured reserve-designated for return, meaning he will not be able to play for the next eight weeks.
Rutgers retires LeGrand’s jersey
Eric LeGrand became the first football player in the 144-year history of Rutgers football to have his jersey (No. 52) retired.
Saint Francis loses
The Saint Francis women were dominated in a 6-3 loss to Saint Mary’s College in South Bend. The Cougars got wins from No 1. singles player Chelsea Selking (6-2, 6-0 over Kayle Sexton), No. 3 singles player Elizabeth Faber (7-6 (7-4), 6-2 over Shannon Elliott) and the No. 1 doubles team of Selking/Faber (9-8 (7-4) over Hannah Nichols/Kayle Sexton).
Mastodons fall in 3
IPFW freshman Jadyn’ Pegues had a career-high 21 kills, but it was not enough as the Mastodons were swept by the Illinois State Redbirds 25-16, 25-22, 25-18. Emily Spencer added eight kills, while Madison Spence had 36 assists.
Statistics incorrect for Norwell QB
Because of a reporter’s error, the statistics for Norwell quarterback Piercen Harnish were incorrect in the roundup on Page 8B in Saturday’s paper. Harnish ran for 196 yards with four touchdowns.