WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) – Carmel guard and Purdue commit Ryan Cline, one of the state’s top shooters, played at Mackey Arena for the first time on Thursday morning.
“It was definitely a great experience. Just warming up, I really felt the atmosphere of Mackey. And it’s a great place, and I’m excited to be here. I know I’ll look back and realize, this is the first time I’ve played on here and how great of an experience it was,” said Cline.
The 6-foot-4, 180-pound Cline was offered a scholarship by Purdue coach Matt Painter in April and earlier this month announced that he was ready to make a pledge.
He averaged 16.9 points and shot 43 percent from the 3-point line during his junior season at Carmel. Now that he has committed to the Boilermakers, Cline wants to show what type of player he will be when he puts on the black and gold in 2015.
“I’m just trying to show them that I’m a great fit for their program. Just being a player that can move the ball, make plays for my teammates, rebound, find the open guy — that’s all I’m trying to do here,” said Cline. “I want to show them that me as a player, that I’m ready to play with all their great players.”
Cline is the first commitment for the Boilermakers in the 2015 class.