News and Tribune


September 27, 2013

New Albany grad Hale to transfer from Purdue

Painter says ex-NA star headed to Bellarmine to be closer to home, get more playing time

WEST LAFAYETTE — According to several sources, Purdue announced Friday morning that former New Albany star Donnie Hale was given permission by Boilermaker men’s basketball head coach Matt Painter to transfer immediately.

Hoosier Hills Hoops’ Matt Denison reported Friday evening that Hale will transfer to Bellarmine.

Hale averaged 3.8 points and 2.8 rebounds in 14.5 minutes per game a year ago as a redshirt freshman. He led the Boilermakers in scoring and rebounding twice apiece, including a 15-point performance on 7-of-12 shooting in a season-opening loss to Bucknell. He scored 12 points in an overtime win over Iowa and had 11 points and five boards in an overtime loss to Villanova at Madison Square Garden.

Painter said in a statement released by Purdue on Friday that Hale has a few reasons for transferring.

“Donnie has expressed his intent to transfer to be closer to home and for his desire for more playing time,” Painter said in the statement. “We thank him for his hard work and wish him the best of luck in his future endeavors.”

Hale has already sat out two years after going to Bridgton Academy in Maine, where he was named Class AAA NEPSAC All-New England while averaging 15 points and 10 boards, in 2010-11 and redshirting for Painter’s squad in 2011-12.

Hale averaged 18 points, 7.8 rebounds and 3.3 blocks during his senior year and helped lead the Bulldogs to four straight Hoosier Hills Conference titles. He averaged 19.7 points, 10 rebounds and four blocks as a junior. Hale was named All-State by the Associated Press after each season.

New Albany went 89-9 and won a pair of sectionals with Hale on its roster.


Text Only | Photo Reprints
Twitter Updates
Follow us on twitter

Browse and buy photos from the News and Tribune's award winning photographers. Upload your own photos too!

Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
AP Video
U.S. Paratroopers in Poland, Amid Ukraine Crisis US Reviews Clemency for Certain Inmates Raw: Violence Erupts in Rio Near Olympic Venue Raw: Deadly Bombing in Egypt Raw: What's Inside a Commercial Jet Wheel Well Raw: Obama Arrives in Japan for State Visit Raw: Anti-Obama Activists Fight Manila Police Motels Near Disney Fighting Homeless Problem Michigan Man Sees Thanks to 'bionic Eye' Obama to Oso: We'll Be Here As Long As It Takes Bon Jovi Helps Open Low-income Housing in Philly S.C. Man Apologizes for Naked Walk in Wal-Mart New Country Music Hall of Fame Inductees Named 'Piles' of Bodies in South Sudan Slaughter SCOTUS Hears Tv-over-Internet Case Chief Mate: Crew Told to Escape After Passengers