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Thursday, May 02, 2019 7:00 pm

Purdue basketball adds high-scoring grad transfer Jahaad Proctor

DYLAN SINN | The Journal Gazette

Graduate transfer Jahaad Proctor, formerly of High Point, will be immediately eligible to play for Purdue basketball this season, the Boilermakers announced Thursday.

Proctor was a prolific scorer at High Point, averaging 19.5 points per game in 2018-19 and becoming just the 16th Big South player to score 1,000 points in only two seasons in the conference. The 6-foot-3 guard will have one year of eligibility remaining.

"Jahaad will bring a level of experience, toughness, intelligence and scoring to our backcourt for the upcoming season," Purdue coach Matt Painter said. "He had a very successful career at High Point and has shown the ability to be a very effective player on both ends of the floor. We are excited for him to be joining our program."

Proctor adds to Purdue's 2019 recruiting class, which also includes four-star guard Brandon Newman, three-star forward Mason Gillis and three-star guard Isaiah Thompson, brother of Purdue graduate assistant and former guard P.J. Thompson. It's not a spectacular class, but it's solid and it builds upon the foundation the Boilermakers have laid over the last several years. Newman and Proctor especially could see the court immediately.

dsinn@jg.net