Basketball Beat #63 with Nathan Baird: Wooden's Purdue Jersey & Carsen's Return
Aneesh is joined by the Lafayette Journal and Courier's handsome Nathan Baird to talk about Tuesday's John Purdue Club event in Jeffersonville, Indiana, where two major stories were broken:
First (4:30), the ending to Nathan's fantastic story about the Neff family heirloom: the game-worn John Wooden #13 Purdue basketball jersey's mystery buyer was revealed to be favorite Boilermaker son Drew Brees. Nathan talks about the jersey's story, the authentication process, the $265,000 final price, and his dream heirloom finding.
Then (24:30), it was revealed that Carsen Edwards (and, eventually, Nojel Eastern) would be returning to Purdue for the 2018-2019 season. We talk about the NBA draft feedback process, reactions to Nojel testing the waters, really interesting insight into the NBA interview process, Carsen's combine performance and feedback, prospects for Vincent Edwards, Isaac Haas, and Dakota Mathias, G-League's stature, and Matt Haarms working with Netherlands' international basketball team instead of working out for the NBA.
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