The Purdue men's basketball team has its first commitment for the 2020 class.
Mishawaka Marian junior Jaden Ivey on Wednesday committed to the Boilermakers. The 6-foot-2, 165-pound guard averaged 25.1 points per game while shooting 39% from 3-point range in leading Marian to a 20-4 record last season. The Knights lost in the Class 3A Sectional 19 championship to eventual state runner-up Culver Academies.
Ivey earned third-team all-state accolades from the Associated Press. He was one of only four non-seniors to crack the top 15 in the voting process. He also was named to core group of the Junior All-Stars.
Ivey told the Lafayette J&C that he liked the Boilermakers' offense and how they used Carsen Edwards and Ryan Cline.
"Watching them play, they move the ball really well. The guards can come off screens. That fits my game perfectly, I think," he said.
He is the fifth consecutive in-state high school commitment for the Boilermakers following Indianapolis Tindley's Eric Hunter in the 2018 class and all three members of the 2019 class — New Castle's Mason Gillis, Valparaiso's Brandon Newman and Zionsville's Isaiah Thompson.
Ivey comes from strong basketball bloodlines. His mother, Niele Ivey, played on Notre Dame's 2001 national title team and later played in the WNBA. She is now an assistant coach for the Irish.