For now, Robbie Hummel’s NBA dreams could be taking a detour to Spain.
The gutsy former Purdue forward, who endured two separate ACL tears to his right knee in college, is close to signing a contract with Liga ACB club Obradoiro, according to Hoops Hype.
Hummel’s possible new team competes in the same league as perennial European powers FC Barcelona and Real Madrid and featured five former Division-I players on its 2011–12 roster: Ebi Ere (Oklahoma), Bernard Hopkins (VCU), Levon Kendall (Pitt), Milt Palacio (Colorado State) and Deron Washington (Virginia Tech).
Hummel was selected with the 58th overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft by the Minnesota Timberwolves. He averaged 3.6 points and 3.8 rebounds per game coming off the bench in this year’s Las Vegas summer league and is now on the outside looking in at a roster spot since Minnesota has also added Chase Budinger and Dante Cunningham this offseason.
At Purdue, Hummel finished ninth in Boilermakers history in points (1,772) and fourth in rebounds (862) in addition to 268 assists, 132 steals and 112 blocks. Robbie Hummel profile