Purdue signee Caleb Furst wins 'Indiana Mr. Basketball' award
Purdue basketball commit Caleb Furst took home some serious hardware on Friday morning.
Furst was officially named Mr. Indiana Basketball by the Indianapolis Star.
“It means a lot,” Furst told the Indianapolis Star. “Obviously I’m very humbled and very honored to receive this recognition. It really means a lot. You always want to put the team first so that’s always been on the forefront of my mind, especially with everything that happened last season with the state tournament getting taken away from us.”
According to Purdue, Furst is the 12th Boilermaker recruit to win the award. The last was Caleb Swanigan in 2015. The first was Joe Sexson in 1952.
Furst is listed at 6-foot-8, 215 pounds. According to 247Sports Composite rankings, he was the No. 54 overall player and the No. 13 power forward for the class of 2021. He was a consensus 4-star recruit.
He’s been committed to Purdue since March of 2020. He chose the Boilermakers over offers from Michigan State, Virginia, Butler, Cal and others, according to 247Sports.
He’s led Fort Wayne Blackhawk Christian to two straight 2A Championships. As a senior, he averaged 21.4 points, 14.1 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 2.2 blocks per game.