You choose, we deliver
If you are interested in this story, you might be interested in others from The Journal Gazette. Go to and pick the subjects you care most about. We'll deliver your customized daily news report at 3 a.m. Fort Wayne time, right to your email.

Boiling Point

  • Hammons to return to Purdue
    WEST LAFAYETTE - Purdue basketball fans' stress level has been eased somewhat after 7-foot center A.J. Hammons announced Wednesday afternoon that he will return for his junior season after considering entering the NBA Draft.
  • Purdue signs point guard from Indianapolis
    WEST LAFAYETTE – Purdue has signed a high school point guard from Indianapolis after two-year starter Ronnie Johnson decided to transfer.
  • Purdue's Clemons earns award
    Purdue women's basketball forward Liza Clemons, a former Elmhurst and Snider standout, is one of four recipients of the Brady Sports Achievement Award, which honors Indiana student-athletes who have overcome injury or hardship.

Reports: Purdue lands 3-star linebacker

JaWhaun Bentley, a 2014 linebacker out of DeMatha (Md.) Catholic in Maryland, committed to Purdue, according to reports from and

Bentley is a three-star recruit according to the 247Composite, a service from that aggregates the rankings of, Rivals, Scout and 247Sports into one consensus ranking.

The 6-foot-2, 245-pound prospect had West Virginia and Syracuse among his finalists and also sported offers from Iowa, Maryland, Rutgers and a host of smaller programs.

Bentley is the 11th commitment of the 2014 class for Purdue and the fourth defensive player to pledge to the Boilermakers. He becomes the fifth-highest rated player in coach Darrell Hazell's class.