Hummel hopes to add to Indiana’s draft legacy



INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Robbie Hummel is reciting the names of recent draft picks from Indiana without a second thought.

Next week, his name could join the growing list.

The former Purdue star was back in his home state Friday, working out with the Pacers on the latest stop of his national tour. Hummel is trying to ease concerns of NBA scouts about his health after tearing the ACL in his right knee twice.

Hummel says he’s already proven he’s healthy by playing all of last season and now enduring what he describes as a second full season in draft preparation. In fact, Hummel says, he’s feeling better now.

If scouts agree, Hummel could join two of his former college teammates — JaJuan Johnson and E’Twaun Moore — as NBA draft picks.