Bade Pops To Big 10 School

Patrick Bade took a handful of visits, narrowed his list of schools to three and recently gave a verbal commitment to a Big 10 program.

Matt Painter's 2009 recruiting class is starting to take shape and Tuesday evening they added their fourth commitment -- Patrick Bade, of Indianapolis (Ind.) Franklin Central.

Bade, according to multiple sources close to the situation, will make his commitment official at a press conference at his school at 3 p.m. He averaged 18.6 points and 8.2 rebounds a game last season.

The 6-foot-8, 220-pound PF joins D.J. Byrd, of Crawfordsville (Ind.) North Montgomery, Jeff Robinson, of Indianapolis (Ind.) Lawrence North, and Kelsey Barlow, of Indianapolis (Ind.) Cathedral.

Bade has his list narrowed down to Purdue, Iowa and Butler, before eventually selecting the Boilermakers.

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