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Former Purdue star elected to NJCAA Hall of Fame

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Posted: Wednesday, January 25, 2012 1:32 pm | Updated: 1:55 pm, Wed Jan 25, 2012.

Former Purdue standout Carl Landry has been elected to the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Hall of Fame as part of a six-man Class of 2012, the NJCAA announced on Wednesday.

Before becoming an all-conference selection at Purdue, Landry put up impressive numbers at Vincennes University.

After missing part of his freshman season with a broken hand, Landry averaged 19.4 points, 8.9 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 2.3 blocks per game as a sophomore en route to a first-team NJCAA All-American selection.

In his junior season at Purdue, Landry averaged 18.2 points and 7.1 rebounds en route to second-team All-Big Ten honors.

As a senior in 2006-07, Landry guided Purdue back to the NCAA Tournament and claimed a first-team All-Big Ten selection with averages of 18.9 points and 7.3 boards.

Landry ranks second in Purdue history in field goal percentage (.602) and sixth in scoring average (18.4).

He was selected 31st overall in the 2007 NBA Draft by the Seattle Sonics before being traded to the Houston Rockets. He now plays for the New Orleans Hornets, where he is third on the team in scoring.

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