Purdue rising sophomore forward Trevion Williams is one of 35 players who have received invites to USA Basketball’s Under-19 World Cup Team training camp.
The 6-foot-9, 280-pound Williams emerged in the second half of his freshman season with the Boilermakers, averaging 6 points and 5.1 rebounds off the bench over his final 25 games.
Williams will try out at USA Basketball headquarters in Colorado Springs, Colo., from June 15-18 in hopes of making the 12-man roster. The final 12 selections will play at the FIBA Under-19 World Cup in Greece from June 29 to July 7.
Williams is attempting to become the third Purdue player in the last five years to make the Under-19 squad. Forward Caleb Swanigan played on Team USA’s gold-medal winning team in the 2015 FIBA World Cup, while guard Carsen Edwards played on Team USA’s bronze-medal winning team at the FIBA World Cup in 2017.
Keys, Morrissette earn all-star honors
Two former Purdue women’s basketball players — Andreona Keys and Ashley Morrissette — have been selected to an all-star team by 3D Global Sports to compete against the Chinese National Team in three exhibition games between May 28 and June 4.
Keys and Morrissette both had dominant seasons playing professionally in Ukraine, leading Dynamo-NPU to both the Ukrainian Cup and Ukrainian Superleague titles. Keys averaged 21.4 points, 8.7 rebounds, 4.4 assists and 2.4 steals, while Morrissette added 17.3 points, 4 rebounds, 3.6 assists and 3 steals per game.
Keys finished second in the Ukrainian Superleague in scoring, sixth in assists, seventh in steals and ninth in rebounds, while Morrissette was the league’s No. 6 scorer, ranked third in steals and ninth in assists.
Stovall named assistant AD
Purdue athletic director Mike Bobinksi announced he’s hired Peyton Stovall to the newly created position of assistant athletics director for student-athlete development. Stovall will begin duties July 1.
Stovall will lead all career advancement opportunities and community service engagement for Purdue student-athletes.
A former four-year basketball standout at Ball State, Stovall is a Lafayette native. He’s served as athletic director for the Lafayette School Corporation since 2013.
“As a hometown kid, I have a lot of passion for Purdue Athletics,” Stovall said. “I look forward to helping all Boilermaker student-athletes reach their goals beyond athletics, which I believe will help build on the foundation of greatness that currently is being created on campus.”