Purdue’s basketball team received a legacy commitment on Wednesday.

Brian  Waddell, son of former Purdue hoops player Matt Waddell, announced via Twitter that he has committed to play for Matt Painter’s squad in West Lafayette. He played for Carmel at the high school level and was an Indiana All-Star.

“Excited to announce I’ve committed to Purdue University!” Waddell wrote on Twitter.


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According to Mike Carmin of the Journal and Courier, Waddell plans to redshirt during the upcoming season and then have four years of eligibility to use starting the 2022-23 season.

Last season, Waddell was a big part of a Carmel team that claimed a Class 4A state title in Indiana. He averaged 15.8 points and 6.4 rebounds in his final year with the Greyhounds.

Waddell’s father, Matt, played at Purdue in the 1990s and was a starter on the 1994 and 1995 teams that won B1G regular season titles.