Purdue University Calumet men’s basketball coach Dan Voudrie has kickstarted his 2015-16 recruiting class with the recent signings of four Indiana prep standouts.
Will Brown, Rock Creek Community High School
The 6-foot-1 guard is a four-year letter winner under head coach -- and his father -- Chris Brown, and received First Team All-State and IBCA Academic All-State accolades in his junior campaign. Brown is currently leading the Class A No. 9 Lions with 18.5 points, 3.5 rebounds, 1.7 steals and 4.5 assists per game.
"We are very excited to have Will Brown joining the Peregrines," Voudrie said of Brown. "His dad has been coaching him his entire life and Will's game matches that of a typical coaches son -- a high IQ, very skilled player."
Along with his Second-Team All-Southern Indiana honors, Brown also is a member of the National Honor Society and is the Class President.
Brown plans to major in biology at Purdue Calumet.
Chandler Spring, Covington High School
The 6-foot-3 guard from Covington Community High School joins teammate Jordan Ahrens, who marked the first recruit for the Peregrines next season.
Spring, a four-year letter winner under head coach Kent Chezem, received All-Conference and All-State Honorable Mention accolades as a junior after averaging 18.0 points, 3.0 rebounds, 2.0 steals and 2.0 assists per game for the current Class A No. 1- ranked Trojans (17-1).
Spring also was a member of the All-Bi-County team, earned a spot on the All-Sectional Team and participated in the IBCA Top 100 showcase as a junior.
"Chandler is an outstanding shooter which is an area which needed to be addressed in this recruiting class," Coach Voudrie said. "This skill, as well as his size and athleticism give him an opportunity to make an immediate impact on our program."
Spring plans to major in Kinesiology at Purdue Calumet.
Jordan Ahrens, Covington High School
Ahrens, a 6-foot-2 senior point guard, is currently averaging 14.8 points and 5.8 rebounds per game for the No.1-ranked Class A Trojans.
During his junior season, Ahrens put up 16.5 points, 7.5 rebounds, 4.5 assists and 2.5 steals per game, earning honorable mention all-state and all-conference honors, as well as a spot on the Lafayette All-Area Team and the Comm News All-Area Team. Ahrens was also named All Bi-County his sophomore and junior seasons.
Ahrens also participated in the Indiana Basketball Coaches Association (IBCA) Top 100 Showcase.
A multiple honor roll honoree, Ahrens plans to study business and human resources.
"As a four-year starter on a state-ranked team, Jordan's leadership and basketball experiences will allow him to be a great addition to our program," Purdue Calumet head coach Dan Voudrie said of Ahrens.
Max Clifford, Roncalli High School
The 6-foot-2 guard is a two-year letter winner for the Rebels, averaging 9.3 points per game and 2.2 rebounds in his senior season. Clifford earned All-Marion County honorable mention accolades in his junior season, when he averaged 8.2 ppg and connected on 43 three-point field goals.
The son of Don and Sheri Clifford of Franklin, Ind., Clifford is a two-year letter winner under Roncalli Head Coach Michael Wantz.
"Max has been a go-to shooter for Roncalli High the last two years," Voudrie said of Clifford. "His ability to stretch the defense gives him an opportunity to fulfill an important role for this program."
Clifford plans to major in mechanical engineering at Purdue Calumet.