Robbie Hummel is reportedly trading in his sneakers for a microphone.
Hummel, 28, is retiring from basketball and will become an analyst with both the Big Ten Network and ESPN this season, according to a report from GoldandBlack.com.
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Hummel, 28, played five seasons of professional basketball and spent parts of two seasons in the NBA with the Minnesota Timberwolves. Hummel spent the 2016-17 season playing in Russia.
One of the best Purdue players of recent memory, Hummel put up impressive numbers in each of his four seasons in West Lafayette. Hummel, a 6-foot-8 forward, averaged 14.0 points, 6.8 rebounds and hit 216 3-pointers in 127 career games for Purdue. The Valparaiso, Ind. native made the all-Big Ten first team three times.
According to the report, Hummel will do both color commentary and studio analysis for the Big Ten Network and ESPN in the 2017-18 season.
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