Purdue landed a priority target on Thursday as three-star center Trevion Williams committed to Matt Painter and the Boilermakers. He is the first commitment for Painter in the Class of 2018.
A 6-foot-8, 275 pound center, Williams is reminiscent of former Purdue big man Caleb Swanigan — he’s an excellent rebounder, an above-average passer for a center and somewhat short and heavy for his position. But that’s what Painter and the staff sold him on. Biggie Swanigan had those same issues, and while he was more talented than Williams, that staff still molded him into a National Player of the Year candidate.
Williams isn’t an instant impact kind of player, but he is a solid program piece that should develop into a good player for the Boilermakers.