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Basketball Recruiting

Purdue's newest pledge Myles Colvin talks commitment, game

July 12, 2021
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Yes, his sister plays Volleyball at Purdue and his father starred in Football for the Boilermakers years ago, but Myles Colvin’s upside is major, and without a doubt, Matt Painter’s newest pledge in the 2023 class was a perfect fit for one of the Big Ten’s top programs.

The 6-foot-5, 190-pound guard is entering his junior year at Heritage Christian High School in Indianapolis and is fresh off a very nice sophomore campaign where he averaged 18.5 points and nearly seven rebounds per game. Colvin has proven himself as an effective three-level scorer who can space the floor really well and make things happen.

We discussed the legacy behind Colvin’s commitment but I don’t think people truly understand how much of a fit this really is for Matt Painter. You look at the strong wing defenders that run through Purdue, you see the offensive prowess of Colvin and how it mends in the Purdue system, effective shooter, good size, rim-runner, etc, this is pretty much everything and more for Matt Painter.

This was the first pledge in the 2023 class and coincidently Colvin was the first scholarship offer out of all the extended offers for Purdue and the incoming high school junior class. Matt Painter was on this one from the jump, along with Assistant coach Brandon Brantley. But, Colvin says a lot of his communication is with Brantley but notes his relationship with Matt Painter is “growing.”

“Hard to say. Still growing, but he’s been good on calls and stuff. I’ve talked to Coach Brantley a lot. Coach Painter has been at all my events the last few weeks and that was big. I went to practice and we talked about stuff they were doing.”

The decision process?

Colvin said he and his family laid down all of the offers he had and Purdue was the best option.

“My father had me do that and then compare the schools that were just calling like Virginia, Notre Dame, and Michigan to see what would change if whoever I chose would change if all those schools offered now or in two months.”

Purdue fans, his personal scouting report:

“Bigger guard that is athletic and can score on all levels. I can score in the system or out and create my own shot. I shoot a lot of free throws. I think my big asset is in transition. When we get stops I get rebounds or an outlet and push to get easy points. On defense, I think I can guard the 1-4 spots. Get a couple of blocks a game.”

 
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