WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - A season ago the point guard position was one of the biggest question marks for the Purdue men's basketball team. A lot has changed since the Boilermakers played a game that counted.
What a difference a year makes, the Boilermakers begin this season with much needed depth at the position. Not only is Ronnie Johnson another year older, but the Boilers added fifth year senior Sterling Carter, and freshman Bryson Scott.
"I think all three of us have something to prove. Whether it's just winning games or just being able to do what people think we can't do. I think all three of us can definitely score the ball, all three of us can definitely find open people and it's just going to help us out," said Ronnie Johnson.
Johnson was a third-team All-Big Ten selection by the league's coaches a year ago after leading the Boilermakers with a career-high average of 13.5 points per game in 2012-13. He also finished the season with career-best averages of 4.7 rebounds and 2.9 assists per contest, both good for second on the team.
Adding Sterling Carter and Bryson Scott will give coach Painter an interchangeable trio who all offer different intangibles.
"Me and Bryson can play the one or we can play the two. I feel like we push each other every day in practice and it's just really competitive so it will be really interesting to see how coach Painter goes about picking which one of us plays the 2 first or which one of us will play the 1 first. We are really interchangeable and I feel like we really help each other hide each others weaknesses," said Sterling Carter.
Purdue is three weeks away from its first exhibition game of the season against the University of Indianapolis on Wednesday, October 30.
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