WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) -- Indianapolis Cathedral guard Kelsey Barlow has become the second player to give a verbal commitment for Purdue's 2009 recruiting class.
The 6-foot-5 junior impressed Purdue coach Matt Painter, despite playing only 12 minutes a game as a sophomore. The son of former Cathedral and Notre Dame star Ken Barlow passed up offers from Xavier, Southern Illinois, Bradley and Indiana State.
Barlow said he was impressed with the highly touted group of players joining Purdue's team this season -- E'Twaun Moore, Robbie Hummel, JaJuan Johnson and Scott Martin.
"When coach Painter signed that class, I didn't want to go anyplace else," he said. "I wanted to make my decision now."
North Montgomery's D.J. Byrd, a 6-4 forward, also have committed to the Boilermakers for 2009. He averaged 17.8 points and 6.7 rebounds as a sophomore.