2010's Carroll Headed To Big Ten

Travis Carroll, a 2010 center, will attend college an hour from his residence. Days after receiving his first Big Ten scholarship offer, Carroll pulled the trigger.

It was an hour from his home and when the Purdue Boilermakers stepped up and offered him a scholarship, it didn't take long to decide.

Travis Carroll, a 6-foot-9 junior center out of Danville (Ind.) Danville Community, committed to play for Matt Painter. Indiana State offered and interest was coming from Ohio State, Butler, Iowa and Indiana.

"Purdue offered me on Thursday and I thought it would be a good school for me," Carroll said. "I took the offer and I called coach Painter today to tell him about it.

"I've been on an unofficial and I've been to a game. I played at an open gym and we had team camp there. I've been there a lot."

As a member of the Class of 2010, Carroll averaged 20.7 points and 13.4 rebounds his sophomore season. He'll play the center spot for the Boilermakers, a true back-to-the-basket, low post worker.

"I knew it was a good school but I like Coach Painter. The program right now is unbelievable. The program is in really good shape and it's the kind of program you can win national championships and Big Ten championships."

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