SI All-American Candidates: 2 Purdue Commits Named

SI99 revealed on Dec. 2; position rankings begin on Dec. 4
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Caleb Furst and Trey Kaufman, Purdue commits from the high school class of 2021, have been named Sports Illustrated All-American candidates.

Furst, a power forward from Blackhawk Christian School in Fort Wayne, Ind., pledged to the Boilermakers in March. At 6-foot-8, 215 pounds, he combines a relentless motor with natural scoring and rebounding instincts on the interior.

Kaufman committed to Purdue in late October, choosing the Boilermakers over Indiana, Indiana State, Virginia and North Carolina. The 6-foot-8 forward is among the most versatile players in his class, capable of scoring from all three levels and defending multiple positions.

Purdue is not in the running for any of the undecided players ranked among SI's top-99 seniors in the country.

Hundreds and hundreds of student-athletes were evaluated for the SI99—Sports Illustrated’s ranking of the top-99 senior high school basketball players in the country—before the list of All-American candidates was finalized. Video highlights, scouting analyses and a breakdown of each player’s college verbal commitment and/or top college contenders can be found on their bio pages at SIAllAmerican.com.

The SI99 was unveiled on Dec. 2, accompanied by lists of prospects ordered by state and college choice/contenders. Position rankings, in-depth videos on top-rated players and more will be released throughout the remainder of December. Sports Illustrated’s final All-American teams for the 2020-21 prep hoops season will be announced in coming months.