Video: Watch A.J. Hammons' big night, dunk-a-thon

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Video: Watch A.J. Hammons' big night, dunk-a-thon

It was just a few days ago that BTN analyst Tim Doyle insisted Purdue freshman A.J. Hammons is a serious threat to compete for next season’s Big Ten Player of the Year. It was a bold claim, and it’s one Doyle won’t soon regret. Certainly not after Hammons’ latest coming out party against No. 3 Indiana. It came in a blowout defeat, but, man, Hammons was terrific. There was the career-high 30 points, the five blocks, and the dunks. Watch Hammons’ third and best flush of the night now and catch the others in this post.

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Even more impressive is the fact Hammons did what he did while battling foul trouble. The freshman picked up a quick two fouls, forcing him to the bench, and he finished the first half with three fouls.

Dunk No. 1

No. 2

No. 4

No. 5

And here’s one of Hammons’ FIVE blocks:

Check out Hammons’ freshman game log:

Date Opp Result Min FGM FGA 3PM 3PA FTM FTA OR TR A Stl Blk TO PF Pts
11/9 Buck L 65-70 12 1 5 0 0 0 1 1 5 0 0 1 1 1 2
11/11 Hof W 83-54 14 4 8 0 0 0 0 2 4 1 0 0 0 1 8
11/15 Vill L 81-89 16 2 7 0 0 1 2 3 5 0 0 0 0 2 5
11/16 OreSt L 58-66 21 8 10 0 0 4 4 3 8 2 1 2 3 3 20
11/21 NC-Wil W 66-40 20 3 7 0 0 3 4 3 5 0 3 1 1 1 9
11/28 @Clem W 73-61 24 4 7 0 0 2 2 3 6 2 0 2 2 4 10
12/1 Xavier L 57-63 29 3 7 0 0 0 1 3 9 0 0 1 4 1 6
12/4 Lamar W 72-39 20 6 10 0 0 1 3 2 5 1 1 2 1 0 13
12/8 @EastMi L 44-47 31 4 10 0 0 3 6 2 7 2 0 4 3 1 11
12/15 @ND L 68-81 23 2 6 0 0 3 4 0 4 0 0 0 3 1 7
12/18 BallSt W 66-56 28 6 8 0 0 3 4 1 5 0 0 3 1 3 15
12/29 W&M W 73-66 26 7 13 0 0 0 0 3 6 0 0 1 0 1 14
1/2 Ill W 68-61 22 1 3 0 0 0 1 3 7 1 0 3 1 4 2
1/5 @MSU L 61-84 27 8 12 0 0 4 10 2 7 0 0 3 4 4 20
1/8 OhioSt L 64-74 22 4 9 0 0 5 5 4 8 0 0 0 0 4 13
1/13 PSU W 60-42 29 4 7 0 0 4 7 3 10 2 0 5 4 1 12
1/16 @Neb W 65-56 32 7 13 0 0 0 0 4 8 3 0 6 1 0 14
1/19 WVU W 79-52 18 2 6 0 0 0 0 3 5 0 1 3 1 3 4
1/24 @Mich L 53-68 24 1 4 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 1 0 2 2 2
1/27 Iowa W 65-62 30 3 8 0 0 1 2 3 10 0 0 3 2 5 7
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