WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - Purdue's A.J. Hammons was one of 27 players invited to Team USA's training camp last month for the World University games.
After 48 hours, Hammons was forced to head back to West Lafayette for a family emergency.
"All together it was a great experience, really just going in there and playing against great competition. It was kind of a bad time when it happened but I feel like I wanted to stay but I just had to go back home just in case something else would have happened so I just went home," said A.J. Hammons
While he will never know if he would have made the team, Hammons felt the experience was worth his short stay.
"I wish I would have stayed because I feel like I would have made the team or I could have made the team but it is what it is so I just came back here," said Hammons.
The Boilermaker center has been working out for the last two weeks with his teammates and is trying to make the most of his summer.
"We just started to do individuals like two weeks ago so pretty much just running, lifting, and getting shots in. We've also got new people in and I'm trying to just mold with them and make sure everybody knows each others games," said Hammons.
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